Accessibility


Floriade is Australia’s Biggest Celebration of Spring and is committed to reducing barriers and delivering an event that is accessible and inclusive.

We would like your visit to Floriade to be an enjoyable experience. Floriade is accessible to wheelchairs, mobility scooters and strollers, and will offer the following services:

  • Accessible parking
  • Front gate drop off zone for mobility impaired or aged visitors
  • Accessible toilets
  • Mobility Marquee – hiring out walking frames, wheelchairs and mobility scooters for use on site
  • Sensory Hour

The location of all of the services will be clearly identified on the Accessibility and Inclusion map which will be available on this website soon.

Floriade is also accessible by public transport and by the Floriade shuttle bus. The buses are all wheelchair accessible. Please see the Getting to Floriade page for more information on the Shuttle Bus Services, public transport and parking.


Plan Your Floriade Trip Before You Arrive

To help you find your way around Floriade, we’ve put together a Floriade site map. Review the map below and plot your path to all that is on offer or download and save for later.

Floriade mobility map image

Free parking for people with limited mobility is available adjacent to the Regatta Point Entry Gate (access off Commonwealth Avenue). Parking is limited and vehicles must display an authorised disability parking permit. Please see areas identified with yellow icons on the above map.

Pick-up and set-down at the Regatta Point Entry Gate is permitted for passengers with restricted mobility. Parking in the pick-up and set-down zone is strictly prohibited.

A limited number of wheelchairs, walking frames, electric mobility scooters and strollers will be available for hire on site from the Mobility Marquee. For mobility hire and booking enquiries, please email scooters@netspeed.com.au or send a text message to 0403 242 584.

Please see the yellow icons on the above map showing the location of the Mobility Marquee (Icon number 10).

Equipment Hire & Pricing (Please note: no refunds will be given for early returns)

  • Scooters: Full Day – $60, 1/2 Day – $30, 3 Hours – $25
  • Powerchairs: Full Day – $60, 1/2 Day – $30, 3hrs – $25
  • Wheelchairs: Full Day – $40, 1/2 Day – $25, 3hrs – $20
  • Walkers: Full Day – $20, 1/2 Day – $10, 3hrs – $6
  • Strollers: Full Day – $20, 1/2 Day – $10, 3hrrs – $6

Collect at main gate “Regatta Point” entrance. Cash or EFTPOS-pay on collection. Open 9am – 5.30pm

Floriade is accessible to wheelchairs, mobility scooters and strollers. Display marquees and markets in Floriade are all at ground level, and most marquees are fixed with accessible ramps.

Floriade is located on a four-hectare site. The circuit around Floriade is approx. 1.6km. Paths are wide enough to accommodate pedestrians, wheelchairs, mobility scooters and strollers. Be aware there are some loose gravel pathways and there may be water on pathways after rain. Please wear sensible footwear and take all necessary precautions to prevent injury to yourself or those in your party.

A limited number of wheelchairs, walking frames, electric mobility scooters and strollers will be available for hire on site form the Mobility Marquee. The Floriade train will also be in operation, and is a lovely way to see and move around the site.

This year Floriade will be designating the hour from 9-10am on weekdays and weekends as the Sensory Hour. During this hour there will be no stage programming and no loud amplified music. We encourage anyone who has sensory sensitivities to attend during this hour.

While we have designated the Sensory Hour for weekends as well as weekdays, Floriade is generally more crowded on weekends, and while there will be no stage programming or loud amplified music, it is more difficult for us to control the number and volume of those in attendance. We strongly encourage anyone with sensory sensitivities to attend on weekdays if possible.

Each garden bed in Floriade will have a sign describing the bed design and the flowers used. This information will also be on the website, follow the Garden Beds link on the home page.

Staying COVID-Safe

Please follow these COVID-Safe practices and control measures while attending the event:

  • Practice good hand hygiene.
  • Maintain a physical distance of at least 1.5m from others wherever possible.
  • Face masks are recommended in circumstances where physical distancing isn’t possible.

Patrons must stay home and not attend the event if they:

  • Feel unwell or display any symptoms of COVID-19 as identified by ACT Health.
  • Are a household contact of a person with COVID-19 as per the household contact risk mitigation requirements.
  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 7 days.
  • Are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.
  • Are required to self-isolate or quarantine.

By entering the event, patrons acknowledge that to comply with current Public Health Directions the following requirements or actions may be undertaken over the duration of the event including but not limited to:

  • Cancellation or postponement of the event.
  • Reduction to the number of persons who may attend the event.
  • Changes to standing or seating configurations or densities.
  • Mandated use of face masks.
  • Other COVID-19 control measures or requirements as per Public Health Directions.

By entering the event, patrons acknowledge and accept the risk that even with control measures in place there remains a risk of transmission of viral illness including COVID-19 at the event. By attending, patrons have considered and accept the risks and their own personal circumstances, including any health condition or vulnerability that they may have or that of persons whom they may be in close contact with following attending the event.

Vulnerable or At Risk Patrons

Floriade, while an outdoor event, can get very crowded at times. If you are vulnerable or at risk if you contract COVID, we suggest that you visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon, wear a mask at all times and try to maintain physical distancing whenever possible