Changing places facility

The James Place Public Toilets closed permanently on Tuesday 6 April 2021.

Temporary male, female and accessible toilets will be constructed nearby at Grenfell Plaza (25–45 Grenfell Street) and open by mid May 2021.

The temporary toilets will not accommodate a Changing Places facility. The replacement toilets at 60 King William Street will provide this service.

See the public notice for more information.

In late 2020 Council undertook a public consultation process relating to the revocation of the James Place Public Toilets land for the purpose of its sale and redevelopment.

On 23 March 2021 Council resolved to formally revoke the James Place Public Toilets from its community land status enabling the sale of the land to an adjoining owner. The James Place Public Toilets land will form part of a significant office and retail redevelopment (known as 60 King William Street) which will include replacement public toilets.

The transfer of the James Place Public Toilets land to the adjoining owner will take place on Tuesday 6 April 2021.

In this regard, the James Place Public Toilets will close on Tuesday 6 April 2021 with the land to form part of the redevelopment site.

Alternate temporary toilet facilities will be constructed at the nearby Grenfell Plaza (located between 25 - 45 Grenfell Street) to support public toilet provision within this part of the City.

The Grenfell Plaza temporary toilets will include male, female and accessible toilets. The temporary toilets will not accommodate a Changing Places facility however the replacement toilets at 60 King William Street will provide this service.

It is anticipated that the Grenfell Plaza temporary toilets will be installed during April/May with the facility to be operational in mid May 2021.

Public toilets are also located at Hindmarsh Square, Kintore Avenue and Hindley Street.

The Grenfell Plaza temporary toilets will remain in operation until such time as the replacement public toilets are constructed as part of the 60 King William Street redevelopment.

Should you require any further information please contact Matt RoddaManager Property Development on 8203 7537 or [email protected]

Other facilities in the city

There is a changing places facility at the Quentin Kenihan Inclusive playspace available for public use. You will need to apply for a MLAK key to enter the facility.

The Adelaide Aquatic Centre also has a change facility for adults and older children. Swipe card access is available from their front desk. Find out more on the Adelaide Aquatic Centre website.

For other changing place facilities in South Australia, see the Changing Places Map.

Apply for MLAK key access

Access to the Changing Places facility is via a MLAK key. MLAK is a security system that enables people with disabilities to gain 24/7 access to a network of public facilities across Australia. 

You can apply for your own key by visiting the Master Locksmiths Association of Australia webpage and complete an application form. MLAK keys cost $20 including GST and applications will need to be validated.

For a limited time, City of Adelaide will provide eligible applicants with an MLAK key free. To apply for a key, visit the City of Adelaide Customer Centre during opening hours. Applicants will need to provide photo ID and evidence to support their application

If you don't have your own MLAK key, you can borrow one from the Adelaide Visitor Information Centre during opening hours. Please note: a $20.00 deposit and proof of identification are required to borrow the key.

Adelaide Visitor Information Centre

25 Pirie Street, Adelaide
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm