Zero Barriers was created to eliminate barriers for people with disability by creating a more accessible and inclusive business community.

Developed by The Multicultural Network in 2017, the project takes a practical approach, working with businesses and services to make small changes that increase their community reach and make them inclusive and accessible for people with disability and those that need help in their day-to-day lives.

In 2021, Zero Barriers was reborn through the support of 5 NSW Councils. Zero Barriers works to:

  • Educate businesses and services about accessibility and inclusion barriers encountered by people with disability
  • Support businesses and services to become more disability friendly
  • Recognise and promote businesses and services that are committed to eliminating barriers for people with disability

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Zero Barriers Member Councils

Fairfield City Council maintains a vision of inclusion and belonging for residents and visitors, regardless of age, ability or background. We lead and support initiatives that make Fairfield City businesses, facilities and public areas more accessible for people with disability. Council’s collaboration with Zero Barriers will see our vision of a city in which people of all abilities feel valued, realised.

With a population of approximately 250,000 people, the Cumberland LGA is one of the most culturally diverse areas in NSW with a unique and vibrant identity. Council is working towards making Cumberland a great place for all by providing opportunities for everyone to welcome, belong and succeed. Council is committed to improving access to services, facilities and employment opportunities; creating more liveable places and inclusive communities; recognising the rights and contributions of people with disability; and championing diversity in our community. Council’s collaboration with the Zero Barriers project is supporting our commitment to create a place for everyone to welcome, belong and succeed.

Lake Macquarie is a City with a lake at it’s heart encircled by distinctive towns and villages.  Lake Macquarie City Council is committed to ensure that local services, facilities and programs provided by Council are inclusive to all members of the community. Council has identified in its Disability Inclusion Action Plan to work with local businesses to improve knowledge of disability and promote benefits of making businesses more inclusive. The Zero Barriers project will assist in meeting this action.

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council is proud to partner with Zero Barriers. We are committed to increasing access and supporting inclusion for people with disability. We are working with Zero Barriers to raise awareness and capacity among businesses in QPRC to improve accessibility and inclusion.

The ​City of Cante​rbury Bankstown is one of the most culturally, socially and economically diverse communities in Sydney. As a Council, we tailor and target our programs and facilities to address the needs and wants of our residents and local businesses. With over 23,000 residents recorded in the 2016 Census as having a disability, the City of Canterbury Bankstown value the work of Zero Barriers in supporting Council become more accessible and inclusive for our residents.’

Zero Barriers is a free business and service support project that aims to eliminate barriers for people with disability when shopping, using services or participating in activities in their local communities.

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