It’s important to us that everyone can attend and enjoy M/FW.
We are always looking for ways we can improve access and inclusion across the event to ensure it is a safe, welcoming and enjoyable experience for everyone. You can find key accessibility information about specific events and venues on the individual event pages below.
This year we’ve worked closely with specialist access and inclusion consultants – Get Skilled Access – to help us improve the accessibility of our event spaces for our staff and visitors.
M/FW ’23 will be incorporating the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme assisting those with hidden disabilities. People who need assistance can wear a Sunflower symbol so trained staff can offer help. Email email@example.com to pre-order your sunflower lanyard, or collect one City of Melbourne Tourism Hubs at Melbourne Town Hall, Bourke Street Mall, Fitzroy Gardens and Queen Victoria Market or from any ticketing counter during the event. To learn more about the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme click here.
If you have any questions relating to accessibility, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to one of our helpful staff members at the event.
We can also be contacted via the National Relay Service on 1300-555-727.
100% aural rating
This event is entirely sound-based with no visual component e.g. a sound art installation or a show performed in complete darkness
100% visual content
The event contains no music or dialogue
50% aural rating
This event has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to engage properly with the work
50% visual content
The event is partially subtitled or includes dialogue, background music and or sounds
75% aural rating
This event is primarily sound-based, with visuals only incidental to the work
75% visual content
The event is fully subtitled or has minimal dialogue and or sounds
Accessibility chaperones will be available to assist guests to navigate and enjoy the event
Accessible for low vision
This event can provide access for people who are blind or have low vision. This may include guided or tactile tours and exhibitions.
An accessible toilet is available at this event
Assistive listening systems available on request
Hearing loops or assistive listening systems can be requested pre-event by emailing email@example.com
This event includes audio description for people who are blind or have low vision, transmitted through a personal listening device
Auslan Interpreting available on request
An Auslan interpreter can be requested pre-event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For this event or venue, information will be available in Braille, including items such as exhibition labelling, publications and signage
This event has on screen captioning that can be activated or deactivated by the viewer
Companion card acceptable
If you have a Companion Card, you qualify for a second ticket (free) to bring along a companion
Guide dogs and service animals
All M/FW event venues welcome guide dogs and service animals
Language no barrier
For this event, audiences can understand and engage with the event without a comprehensive understanding of the English language
This event will be able to support guests who require large print, with high contrast and spacing
This event will have on screen text descriptions that communicate dialogue, identify speakers and describe other relevant sounds
Accessible by wheelchair