Baw Baw Shire Council is committed to providing websites that are accessible to the widest possible audience.

This website aims to conform to Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2 (WCAG 2.0), developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

The website is designed to display on all commonly used Internet browsers and to work effectively with accessibility hardware and/or software. Other features implemented to comply with WCAG 2.0 include:

  • Developing a responsive site that allows residents to access the website via desktop, table and mobile devices.
  • A predictive search bar.
  • Content pages that are focused on the information, with all unnecessary images removed.
  • Sensory characteristics so that people are not reliant on sound or visuals to obtain information.
  • Definitions for jargon and abbreviated terms.

Downloadable Documents

Some documents on our website are available in Portable Document Format (PDF). To access PDF files download the free Acrobat Reader software.

For downloadable documents, an icon appears alongside the document link to indicate the file type and size.

Accessible Documents

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure our documents are accessible and compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, some documents cannot be converted to completely adhere to these guidelines. This may include documents that were not created by Council or directly supplied to Council in an electronic format, as well as any documents that are subject to frequent and substantial changes.

If you wish to access a Council document that is on this website and not AA Accessible, please contact our Customer Service Team by phone on 5624 2411, send an online enquiry, or visit a Customer Service Centre for further assistance.

Additionally, some pages on this website include hyperlinks to external/other sites. Council does not accept responsibility or liability for the contents of any information or documents provided by outside sites through these links, nor does it assume any legal responsibility for degree of accessibility or the accuracy, completeness, and usefulness of the information in the links.