We want AlburyCity to be a leader in offering an inclusive and accessible community for people to visit, live, work and play. Creating an accessible, safe city for everyone means providing every person with a disability the space and assistance they need, when they need it.
Not every disability shows visual signs. Some disabilities are hidden, but they can significantly impact how people experience the world.
Hidden disabilities may include conditions such as:
- Mental health
- Learning difficulties
- Visual impairments
- Hearing loss
They can also include respiratory and chronic conditions that significantly impact day to day life experiences.
To make Albury more inclusive for everyone, we've partnering with Bayley House to launch the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme – an effective and discreet way for people with hidden disabilities to signal that they may require assistance at events, businesses and on public transport.
People with a hidden disability will be able to pick up wearable products such as lanyards, pins and wrist bands with sunflower branding for free from locations across the city.
Our People will also wear the symbol to show that they have completed dedicated training and are able to provide assistance to people with hidden disabilities.
You can pick up a Sunflower Symbol product from any of these locations across the city:
- Uiver Café & Bar - Albury Airport
- Albury Airport Enquires Office
- AlburyCity Customer Service
- Visitor Information Centre
- Lavington Library
- More AlburyCity venues coming soon
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can wear a Sunflower Symbol product? keyboard_arrow_right
Anyone with a hidden disability, their carer or a loved one can wear a Sunflower Symbol product as a discreet way to show that they have a hidden disability.
Our people at AlburyCity have undergone specialised training and can wear a Sunflower Symbol to signify they can offer assistance.
How can I get a Sunflower Symbol product? keyboard_arrow_right
You can collect a Sunflower Symbol product from the listed AlburyCity locations (subject to availability) 1 item per person or from the Hidden Disabilities online shop.
How much do Sunflower Symbol products cost? keyboard_arrow_right
Sunflower Symbol products are free from the listed AlburyCity locations. You can also purchase a range of Sunflower products from the Hidden Disabilities online shop.
What other ways is AlburyCity creating an accessible city? keyboard_arrow_right
AlburyCity Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026 details actions we have committed to over the coming four years. Our action plan is divided into four focus areas:
- Positive Community Attitudes and Behaviours
- Creating Liveable Communities
- Supporting Access to Meaningful Employment
- Improving Access to Mainstream Services Through Better Systems and Processes