Register for AccessAbility Services

Registering with AccessAbility Services at Swinburne is a two-step process:

  1. Check if you are eligible for AccessAbility Services.
  2. Register with AccessAbility Services and we'll contact you to make an appointment.

Step 1: check if you are eligible for AccessAbility Services

To be eligible for AccessAbility Services, you need to be an enrolled student at Swinburne. This includes higher education, vocational education, Swinburne Online, Open Universities Australia, apprenticeships, distance education and short courses.

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) s 4(1) defines a disability as:

  • quadriplegia, a brain injury or epilepsy
  • an amputation
  • an infectious or non-infectious disease, including cancer, AIDS, hepatitis or an allergy
  • special learning needs, for instance autism, dyslexia or an intellectual disability
  • a mental illness or personality disorder
  • a broken wrist, arm, leg or sustained back injury
  • severe migraines.

We also provide AccessAbility Services to primary carers. A primary carer is a person who provides personal care, support and help to another individual who is living with a disability, medical condition or is frail/aged.

Step 2: register with AccessAbility Services

You and your treating health professional must fill out the AccessAbility Services registration form and email it to us. Scan and email the documents to

Alternatively, you can post the documents to:

AccessAbility Services
PO Box 218
Internal Mail (H22)
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Once you're registered, we will contact you to make an appointment. If you're an existing client and wish to make an appointment, phone AccessAbility services on your campus.

Alternative formatting for learning materials

If you need alternative print formatting, please also complete the Alternative Formatting of Learning Materials form.

Where to find us

AccessAbility Services are located at each of our three campuses. We encourage you to register and arrange an appointment before dropping in. 

t: +61 3 9214 5234
Mon to Fri, 8.30am – 5pm

t: +61 3 9726 1507
Mon, Wed, Thur, 8.30am – 4.30pm

t: +61 3 9210 1181
Tue, Fri 8.30am – 4.30pm