Access Audits Australia (AAA) has been operating for more than 25 years providing services to a wide range of organisations around Australia.

AAA incorporates qualified Access Consultants who are accredited members of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA). AAA is a division of Architecture & Access and closely associated with Access Institute. Architecture & Access is a specialist consultant for the built environment and Access Institute provides nationally recognised qualifications for Access Consultants in Australia

Our comprehensive access audit programs can be tailored to meet any client’s individual requirements. These can range from the audit or appraisal of an individual facility or building, to several hundred premises as required. Our reporting system is clear and easy to understand. The flexibility of our reporting system also enables us to complement and link with your asset management system requirements as required.

We are Livable Housing Australia (LHA) Registered Assessors and can undertake audits against the LHA Design Guidelines as well as the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) design categories under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

We can undertake access audits using the following benchmarks or
a combination of these as required:
  • The intent of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1992
  • The Disability (Access to Premises –Buildings) Standards 2010
  • The Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 1992
  • Relevant Australian Standards for Access and Mobility
  • Universal Design Considerations
  • Building Code of Australia (where relevant)
  • LHA Design Guidelines
  • SDA Design Guidelines
Access Audits

Access audits are undertaken on a wide range of premises including buildings, parking bays, streetscapes, play spaces, business precincts, sporting, recreation and leisure facilities, parks and reserves and any other area of the built environment. Service and communication audits and evaluations are also provided.

Access Appraisals

Access appraisals are less detailed than access audits, however they are more than adequate to identify higher level access issues in buildings and facilities. These can be discussed with you further on request. Access appraisals are typically undertaken for services, events, streetscapes, play spaces and all manner of outdoor environments as well as for pre occupancy of a building or facility.

In addition, general or specific access and Universal Design guidelines and checklists can be developed for a range of events.

We have been providing access audits and appraisals for more than 25 years, providing services to a wide range of organisations around Australia including:
  • Local Government
  • State Government
  • Health Services and Hospitals
  • Educational Institutes
  • Commercial Property
  • Residential Property
  • Community Services
  • Recreation Facilities

‘The assistance which Access Institute were able to give us when planning our appraisals across the Shire was outstanding and we were extremely pleased with the quality and timeliness of the reports.’ — Elaine Burridge, Manager, Community & Economic Development, Alpine Shire Council