NSW MID North Coast Mardi Gras and Festival
Event dates to be confirmed: October 2023
Rainbow on the River is a Not-for-Profit organisation set up to facilitate a Mardi Gras on the Mid North Coast of NSW in 2023. The festival will be held in Laurieton near Port Macquarie.
The Rainbow on the River Festival is an event designed to be all inclusive accessing every part of the community fabric. Sponsorship at this early stage will be of incredible value and will assist the sponsoring organisations’ capacity to bring their voice, in an inclusive manner, to a diverse range of demographics and communities.
The events planned for the Mardi Gras include a Mardi Gras parade, including floats, through the Main Street of Laurieton.
The parade will be followed by a festival at the end of the parade with family friendly entertainment, live music and food and drink vendors.
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 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 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 accessible seating areas in theatrette
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 step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
Provide digital communication materials (hard copy information is also available on line)
Provide seating in common areas including reception area
Staff are trained in Auslan
Train your staff in disability awareness
Use easy read fonts in your signage and communication materials (Helvetica and Arial)
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)