Avoca Beachside Markets

Sunday 23 June 2024 to Sunday 24 November 2024 (MONTHLY event)

Overview

Avoca Beachside Markets is a multiple award-winning boutique event held on the fourth Sunday of each month at Heazlett Park Foreshore and the picturesque backdrop of Avoca Beach. This free monthly…

Avoca Beachside Markets is a multiple award-winning boutique event held on the fourth Sunday of each month at Heazlett Park Foreshore and the picturesque backdrop of Avoca Beach.

This free monthly event has become the premier artist, food and musician's community market on the Central Coast for over twelve years and a must-visit for out-of-town travellers and day-trippers.

Shop at the 90-plus stalls in a relaxing and creative environment with products ranging from local art, eco, recycled and up-cycled goods, skincare, jewellery, homewares and international food to name a few, whilst listening to beautiful free live music from local musicians provided by Fairplay Entertainment on the Central Coast Music and Arts live stage from 9 am.

The waterfront produce section allows you to purchase fresh local fruits, vegetables, herbs, cheeses, breads, spices and more in a relaxed vibe.

With a beachfront location, bursts of colour, high-quality stalls and conscious ethos, this unique boutique market showcases creative souls locally sustainably.

Carpooling, grabbing the local bus, walking or riding is the best way to avoid busy traffic each month in the area.

All event information is available on the website.

A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility

Allows a person's carer free entry into participating venues and events

Actively welcomes people with access needs.

Adhere to The Food Authority requirements for allergy management in food preparation

Advise tour guides of the access needs of guests at the time of booking (includes pick up and drop off requirements)

Ask all visitors if there are any specific needs to be met

Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss

Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.

Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person

Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

Have a place to store medical equipment (eg oxygen)

Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)

Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room

Have accessibility information and photos, including of a bathroom, room and/or floor plan on your website (can be emailed on request)

Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked

Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)

Have equipment to respond to anaphylactic shock such as epi–pens and defibrillator

Have Exit signs which are visible at a ground level (high level signs are difficult to see in a fire)

Have grab rails in the bathroom

Have handrails on all your stairways

Have step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar

Have step free access to the conference or function room

Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)

Have wheelchair access to amusements and activities including boats and bush trails (includes tour rides, skyways, trolley cars, flying fox, amusement rides and boating)

Have wheelchair accessible picnic tables (picnic tables require 720mm knee clearance and 800mm maximum height)

Have wheelchair accessible transport options available in the general vicinity (provide information on name of the operator, phone and website link to individual providers for private vehicles, community transport train, mini vans, hire cars, buses, taxis, ferry, tram, light rail etc in your access statement)

Modify your cooking and cleaning practices to cater for people with food allergies or chemical intolerances (could include menus with meals free from: nuts, dairy, seafood, eggs, gluten etc)

Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints

Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone

Provide assistance with booking arrangements (includes providing clear itineraries with written instructions on what to do at various destinations)

Provide digital communication materials (hard copy information is also available on line)

Provide information in large print

Train your staff in customer service for people with vision loss (training would incorporate way finding and communicating with people with vision loss)

Train your staff in communicating with people who are deaf or have hearing loss

Train your staff in communicating with people with learning or behavioural challenges

Train your staff in disability awareness

Train your staff to respond to allergic reactions

Use easy read fonts in your signage and communication materials (Helvetica and Arial)

Use floors/coverings which are slip resistant, firm and smooth

Use non-slip tiles in the bathroom or slip resistant matting

Use organic (chemical and fragrance free) cleaning products

Use organic (chemical and fragrance free) deodorisers in public areas and rooms

Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)

Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)