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Accessible Business Awards

Access awards logoLeichhardt Council is strongly committed to the provision of equal access and the development of a community which is inclusive of all its residents, workers and visitors.

The Community Access Award seeks to recognise the efforts of those organisations and businesses in the Leichhardt Local Government Area that have made their business inclusive of the whole community.

The Community Access Award will acknowledge initiatives from business that will enable a person with limited mobility and/or a disability to access local services in a dignified manner.


The Award is open to all businesses located in the Leichhardt LGA operating at the time of closure for nominations. A separate nomination form is required for each nomination.


Winners will be announced at the 2016 Inner West Local Business Awards Presentation Evening at Burwood RSL Club on Wednesday 29 June, 2016.


Judging will be completed by a panel of judges, consisting of:

  • 1 x Representative from Leichhardt Council
  • 1 x Representative from Leichhardt Council’s Access Committee
  • 1 x Independent representative

Judges will be looking for examples of outstanding business innovations by businesses, organisations or individuals who have endeavoured to improve access and/or participation for people with a disability in their community. This may include things such as;

  • Undertaking structural improvements to make premises accessible.
  • Providing disability awareness training or education to staff

How to enter

The awards for 2016 are now closed.

All entries to be sent to:
2016 Leichhardt Council Community Access Awards,
PO Box H211,
fax to: 02 8577 5066

Entries close 27 May 2016.

Palace Cincemas Winners 2015 Access Awards

Further information

For further information email: or phone: 9367 9043

2015 Winners

We congratulate Norton Street’s Palace Cinema, winner of 2015 Leichhardt Council Access Award.

Palace Cinemas have done much to make their facility user friendly to everyone, including those with a disability. From the layout and design of the building to the attention of staff who reserve accessible space for those who need it, they thoroughly deserve the win.
Also highly commended this year was Explore and Develop in Lilyfield, for their proactive approach to inclusion and their broad based staff training.

Well done to both businesses!


 Explore and Develop - Highly Commended 2015 Access Awards