Access & Inclusion

Access & Inclusion is an educative hub on practices inclusive of disability within The Australian National University community.

We assist students who have a disability, medical condition or who are recognised primary carers of a person with a disability to participate fully in their program of study by providing advice, supports and adjustments that minimise the impact of disability in education.

We aim to:

  • Raise awareness and understanding of disability issues with students and staff.
  • Enable students with disability to participate fully in University life.
  • Be at the forefront of disability services provision in higher education by using evidence-based practice that leverages the University's strength as one of Australia's leading universities.

We provide training and advice on:

  • general disability awareness
  • disability standards
  • disability disclosure
  • inclusive education practices
  • physical access issues
  • education access plans.

Our work is supported and guided by University policies and procedures, as well as national legislation and standards.

Opening hours

9am-5pm weekdays.

Closed on public holidays.

Our teams & contacts


Contact details
Access & Inclusion reception 
Phone +61 2 6125 5036
+61 2 6125 9881
+61 2 6125 3008
Ally Network coordinator 
Dean of Students 
Phone 02 6125 4184
Wellbeing Co-ordinator 


Contact details
Cheryl Wilson  
Student Access & Success Officer
Alex Culloden  
Wellbeing Project Coordinator
Phone +61 2 6125 2420
Amrita Dey Patnayak  
Office Administrator
Ash Dowling  
Student Access & Success Officer
Kate Fotheringham  
Student Access & Success Officer
Susan Hancock  
Student Access & Success Officer
Reshad Heckbarally  
Student Access & Success Officer
Dzung Vo  
Assistive Technology Project Officer