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]

The City of Adelaide now has a Changing Places facility conveniently located in the James Place public toilet complex, just off Rundle Mall in the city centre.

Changing Places toilets are different to standard accessible toilets. They have extra features and more space to meet the needs of people with severe and profound disabilities, and their attendants. This state of the art facility has been built to the current Changing Places standards. The public toilet complex is designed to be a safe and inclusive place for all, including those with wheelchairs or walking frames, mothers/fathers and those with infants or children, and severely disabled people requiring the assistance of an attendant.

Facilities

The Changing Places facility includes:

  • peninsula chair with space for an attendant either side
  • ceiling Hoist (model: Highgate Duracare CX12) with lifting capacity of 284 kg. Users will need to bring their own compatible sling*
  • adult size change table with maximum capacity of 200 kg
  • privacy curtain
  • hand basin and hand dryer
  • automatic sliding entry door for ease of access.

In addition to the Changing Places facility, the James Place public toilet complex also includes:

  • two unisex accessible toilets, each with baby change tables and basin. One is configured for left-hand use, the other for right-hand use to cater for a range of disabilities.
  • a male public toilet area featuring one toilet for ambulant users (those using walking aids), six toilet cubicles and a urinal. Hand basins and dryers
  • a female public toilet area featuring one toilet for ambulant users (those using walking aids) and seven toilet cubicles. Hand basins and dryers
  • a wide, shared lobby to all toilets. This provides a safe and inclusive environment for people of all ages and abilities while allowing those in wheelchairs or with walking aids to pass and turn. 

Slings

Users must provide their own sling to use with the hoist. This is to minimise the risk of accident or contamination. 

The James Place Changing Places hoist is a Duracare CX12. To check the compatibility of the hoist with your sling, call the Independent Living Centre’s Advisory Service on 1300 885 886. We do not accept any responsibility for risks associated with using an incompatible sling.

Changing places floorplan

Floor plan of James Place public toilet complex

Opening hours

The James Place public toilet complex opening hours are:

  • Sunday to Thursday, 7:00 am to 8:30 pm 
  • Friday, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm 
  • Saturday, 8:00 am to 10:00 pm

Access to the Changing Places facility

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

To find out other Changing Places locations throughout South Australia please refer to the Changing Places website.