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Changing Places accessible toilet

Changing Places toilets are different to standard accessible toilets. They have extra features and more space to meet the needs of people with servere and profound disabilities.  

Each Changing Places toilet provides:

  • a height adjustable adult-sized changing bench
  • a tracking hoist system
  • enough space
  • a safe and clean environment.

You will need to bring your own sling.

Find out more about Changing Places and the MetroAccess initiative.

Accessing the toilet

Ringwood Lake Changing Places toilet is locked to counter vandalism and misuse. 

To use the toilet you will need an MLAK - a master key that fits into specially designed locks allowing 24 hour a day access to special facilities. 

An MLAK will open any Changing Places toilet or Liberty Swing across Australia, and other facilities that are fitted with this lock.

Getting an MLAK

  • Council Service Centres
    An MLAK is available free of charge from Council Service Centres
  • Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia
    To apply for and purchase MLAK see the Master Locksmiths website or telephone 9338 8822 

Eligibility is restricted to people who have a disability or have written authority from:

  • a doctor
  • a disability organisation
  • community health centre
  • the owner or management of a building with an accessible toilet on site.

Case study

Read more about Changing Places in the Changing Places Transforms Lives case study:

Changing Places Transforms Lives case study  (pdf, 918KB)


The Changing Places accessible toilet locations are listed in the accordians below: 

171-175 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood.

View the Eastland website.

179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood.

View the Realm website.


Cnr Maroondah Highway and Mt Dandenong Road, Ringwood

Near the Liberty Swing and playground, close to Maroondah Highway.

Accessible parking

General parking is available via the entrance on Mount Dandenong Road

A special long parking bay is available on Maroondah Highway.


Croydon Town Square

97 Main Street, Croydon, 3136.

HE Parker Reserve - Maroondah Nets

154 Heathmont Road, Heathmont, 3135. 

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