The Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK) is an innovative system that enables people with disabilities to gain 24/7 access to a network of public facilities.
The MLAK system has been fitted to elevators at railway stations, accessible toilets in Council municipalities and National Parks and in adaptive playground equipment (Liberty Swing - see below) across Australia.
People with a disability are able to purchase an MLAK master key which will open all toilets, playgrounds and other facilities which are fitted with this specially designed lock.
MLAK keys are available for purchase from Business Members of the Association. To find your nearest Master Locksmith, please make use of our Locksmith Search facility.
Please note – it is the local Council’s or Municipalities decision to implement the system into its facilities. They will also determine whether these facilities are locked or unlocked during business hours for public access.
Eligibility is restricted to people who have a disability or have written authority from:
- a doctor
- a disability organisation
- community health centre
- the owner or management of a building with an accessible toilet on site
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia maintains a directory of MLAK-enabled facilities across Australia.
For further information, please contact the Master Locksmiths Association (03) 9338 8822 or Spinal Cord Injuries Australia on (02) 9661 8855 or 1800 819 775
National Public Toilet Map
The National Public Toilet Map shows the location of more than 14,000 public and private public toilet facilities across Australia. Details of toilet facilities can also be found along major travel routes and for shorter journeys as well. Useful information is provided about each toilet, such as location, opening hours, availability of baby change rooms, accessibility for people with disabilities and the details of other nearby toilets.
The National Public Toilet Map is also available for Apple's iPhone. Just go to the App Store on your iPhone or use iTunes to download the National Public Toilet Map App. It's free!
The Liberty Swing is a world-first Australian innovation – a swing that allows children in wheelchairs the opportunity to experience the joy of having a swing in the park.
The Liberty Swing can only be utilised with the use of the MLAK Key. If you require a key, please see your nearest Master Locksmith.
Looking for a Liberty Swing in your State or want further information? Visit the Liberty Swing Website or download the PDF below.