The Great Australian Roundup

Wednesday 16 November 2022 to Sunday 20 November 2022

Overview

The Great Australian Roundup is a multi-day festival that celebrates Australian rural lifestyles built around the Campdraft and Rodeo National Finals. Held in November at the Australian Equine and…

The Great Australian Roundup is a multi-day festival that celebrates Australian rural lifestyles built around the Campdraft and Rodeo National Finals.

Held in November at the Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (AELEC), Tamworth, the event will feature three competition rounds for rodeo, campdraft, and ranch sorting. The event will celebrate the heritage of the sports showcasing elements of Australian cultural heritage, Man from Snowy River, bushrangers and Indigenous heritage.

The Roudup will offer a festival experience built from non-stop elements occuring all day and evening such as sheep shearing, truck shows, dog trials, a trade expo, sports competitions, a stockman's challenge, a carnival, live music, educational clinics, and heritage talks. The Australian championships campdraft will be held early in the program, with the rodeo National Finals as the finale.

The event will appeal to attendees, competitors, sponsors and partners with its programs and initiatives aimed at investing in youth to keep Australian stock sports alive.

Access and Inclusion Statement

A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility
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
Caption all entertainment (TVs, live shows, performances)

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 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
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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 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 audio enabled lifts
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 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 transmitter receivers for hearing aids on tours
Have TVs with captioning option
Have visual alerts for emergencies (Include flashing light)
Have volume controlled phones
Have wheelchair accessible picnic tables (picnic tables require 720mm knee clearance and 800mm maximum height)
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 audio format (includes an audio described map of your venue, audio descs of performances and/ or displays)
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)
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)
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Use non-slip tiles in the bathroom or slip resistant matting
Use organic (chemical and fragrance free) cleaning products
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