Current Students

UniAccess - Disability Services

Further information

Open Day 2019

Exam alternatives

Physical access

Information for Staff

Accessibility Advisor

Accessibility Technologist


Accessibility Administrator



There are staff in this office who are Allies.

UniAccess provides free services and support to UWA students who want to disclose a disability or a medical condition and request assistance.

UniAccess staff are equipped to recommend the best options to enable your participation. Our approach is to provide an individual assessment of your needs and then work with you to plan the approach that will work best.

An Accessibility Advisor can also provide information to prospective students and their families. We also provide information and support to help University staff.

How we help

When appropriate, we can:

Contact us if you would like to discuss how you can best access anything from your course materials to campus buildings and activities, or what options you may have if things aren’t going well.


If you wish to disclose a disability or a medical condition, please make an appointment to see an accessibility advisor by phoning Student Wellbeing on (+61 8) 6488 2423. You should also update your information on Student Connect to reflect your status as a student disclosing a medical condition or disability. If you have not already done so, UniAccess will do this on your behalf following your first appointment.  

Bring either:

  • documents completed by a health professional that supports your request for assistance – you can use an existing report from a psychologist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, psychiatrist or GP
  • a health professional’s report:

Privacy and Confidentiality

UniAccess respects the privacy and confidentiality of all students registered with the service. Any medical information you provide is maintained within UniAccess and will only be used for the purpose for which it is collected. Medical information about a student is only released with the written consent of the student with the following exceptions: information may be disclosed without the client consent when there is a clear danger to the client or there is a legal obligation to do so by court subpoena, search warrant or legislated requirement. The second page of the UniAccess Health Professional Report further explains why UniAccess require current medical documents.


Getting there

Location: Upstairs on the First Floor of Student Central.

Take the lift opposite the Co-op Bookshop to reception.

Parking: For accessible parking locations consult the Campus Access and Mobility Map

Link to the campus map

On the day

Come to the Reception at Student Experience.

Your appointment will be with one of our Accessibility Advisors

If you are unsure whether our service is appropriate for you, please come and talk to us. We are happy to see you for an initial appointment to help you decide if you would like to provide us with further information.

UniAccess staff are members of ATEND, the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability.  This is the peak professional organisation for Disability Practitioners in the Tertiary Education and Training Sectors in Australia

The UWA Policy on Disability and Medical Conditions outlines the University's obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act (1992) (DDA), the Disability Standards for Education (2005), the Disability Services Act (1992) and the Equal Opportunity Act (1984) to minimise and prevent unlawful discrimination on the grounds of disability or medical condition in education, employment, accommodation, access to premises, clubs and sports, and the provision of facilities and services.

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