Orange Ex-Services' Club
Orange Ex-Services’ Club has been proudly serving members and supporting their local community for over 60 years. Today, the Club has a strong vision and commitment to providing their members with the best service and facilities in regional NSW. As a not-for-profit community-based organisation, they are dedicated to improving their community and operating in a socially responsible, professional and sustainable manner.
Member facilities include various restaurants including Diggers and The Greenhouse of Orange, cafes, bars and a TAB bar that offers SKY Channel, FOX Sports and KENO. 4.5 STAR rated Mercure Orange hotel Mercure Orange is a part of Orange Ex-Services' Club giving guests the convenience of staying onsite when attending private events or conferences with one of the region's largest event centres with a dedicated events team to assist you with your next event. As part of the Orange Ex-Services Club membership, the scenic 18-hole golf course at Wentworth Golf Club is accessible.
The Greenhouse of Orange is a new venue for Members. Conveniently located on the Main Club's rooftop, this family-friendly one-acre sanctuary offers a seasonal gourmet gastropub menu with many different facilities to enjoy among the gardens and vegetable patches which provide fresh food for the kitchens.
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
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)
Employ people with disability
Have Braille and tactile signage on all information and paths of travel
Have a low noise reception areas with hearing loss friendly acoustics and adequate lighting for viewing facial expressions (includes common areas which are free of background noise, background music)
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 accessible seating areas in theatrette
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have an appropriate area for toileting an assistance dog
Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)
Have doorways which are easy to open and have lever handles (doorways 850mm or wider when open and not heavy)
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 lifts with enough space for people using a mobility aid to enter and turn around to use the lift buttons. Buttons are at accessible height.
Have raised tactile buttons in your lifts
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 TVs with captioning option
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 information in large print
Provide linen that is chemical and fragrance free (if requested)
Provide seating in common areas including reception area
Provide toiletries which are chemical and fragrance free (if requested)
Provide wheelchair access to spa/gym
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)
Website meets WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards
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)