24/7 access to accessible public facilities for people with a disability
The Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK) system is an initiative by the Master Locksmiths Association (MLAA). The master key allows access to dedicated public facilities, including facilities in National Parks, elevators at railway stations, the new Changing Places facilities throughout Australia, disabled toilets that are locked, and even the Liberty Swing.
Eligible people can purchase a key that opens all accessible toilets displaying the MLAK symbol. The system is also fitted to elevators at railway stations, accessible toilets in National Parks, and adaptive playground equipment across Australia. For ease of use, a large plastic head can be purchased to go over the head of the key.
Who’s Eligible? Eligibility is restricted to people who have a disability or have written authority from:
- a doctor
- a disability organisation
- community health center
- the owner or manager of a building with an accessible toilet on site
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia maintains a directory of MLAK-enabled facilities across Australia. You can download the 2014 directory here. National Public Toilet Map
Shows the location of more than 14,000 public and private public toilet facilities across Australia. Useful information is provided about each toilet such as location, opening hours, availability of baby change rooms, accessibility for people with disabilities and the details of other nearby toilets. Download free the National Public Toilet Map App.
The Liberty Swing is a world-first Australian innovation, a swing that allows children in wheelchairs the opportunity to experience the joy of having a swing in the park. Only accessible with the MLAK Key. Visit Liberty Swing Website or download more informationLiberty Swing Information Sheet (PDF – 195KB).
The MLAK is a project of The Master Locksmiths’ Association of Australasia. Independent Locksmiths & Security are Business Members of the Association and therefore we can supply the MLAK to eligible people.
For further information on the MLAK, please contact the Master Locksmiths Association (03) 9645 9995 or Spinal Cord Injuries Australia on (02) 9661 8855.
To purchase a key please call our Service Department on 1300 500 600.