Disability Access Inclusion Plan (DAIP) Review

The Western Australian Museum is undertaking joint stakeholder consultation, in collaboration with the State Library of Western Australia and the Art Gallery of Western Australia, in preparation for the development of each of the organisations new Disability Access and Inclusion Plans (DAIPs) for 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why does the Western Australian Museum need a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan?

The Disability Services Act 1993, amended in 2004, requires all local government and selected State Government agencies to develop a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.

It is important the WA Museum develops and implements a plan that will support everyone in the community, reflecting our philosophy of ‘people-first’, encouraging participation and deeper engagement with the stories of Western Australia. This is reflective of the diverse lived experiences at the heart of our storytelling.

What does the acronym DAIP stand for?

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.

What will the DAIP do?

The DAIP aims to improve access to our facilities, employment, services, and information we provide to people with a disability, carers, and families. This will assist the WA Museum to plan and implement improvements to access and inclusion across seven outcome areas:

  1. Services and events
  2. Buildings and facilities
  3. Information
  4. Quality of service
  5. Complaints
  6. Consultation processes
  7. Employment.

The DAIP will benefit people with disability, the elderly, carers, families of people person with disability, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Our Museums and Cultural Sites
  • WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth (Boorloo)
  • WA Shipwrecks Museum, Fremantle (Walyalup)
  • WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle (Walyalup)
  • Museum Of The Great Southern, Albany (Kinjarling)
  • Museum of Geraldton, Geraldton (Jambinu)
  • Museum of the Goldfields, Kalgoorlie (Karlkurla)
  • Gwoonwardu Mia, Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre, Carnarvon (Kuwinywardu)
  • WA Museum Collections and Research Centre, Welshpool (Maamba)
Who is responsible for the DAIP?

The DAIP will involve all WA Museum sites and departments.

When will the DAIP be implemented?

The DAIP will be implemented from January 2024 to January 2029.

When is the DAIP reviewed?

The WA Museum reviews their DAIP at least once every five years. The review process includes consultation with stakeholders across metropolitan and regional  areas and is an important way for people with disability, their family, carers or friends to provide input into the Museum’s planning.

How can I provide my feedback?

Public Consultation is now complete. For further enquiries, please contact Adriana Marramiero on 6552 7811 or by email daip@museum.wa.gov.au.

You can contact the WA Museum through the National Relay Service:

  • TTY users phone 133 677
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727
  • Alternatively, use the National Relay Service website.
Who should complete the survey or provide feedback?
  • People with disability
  • Families of people with disability
  • Carers of people with disability
  • People who work in the disability sector
  • Those with an interest in services for people with disability
When does this survey close?

This survey will close midnight Monday 16 October 2023.  


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