• About Melbourne Access Audits

    Access Solutions that Work!

    Call 0422 750 941

    Melbourne Access Audits, or MAA, are disability access consultants specialising in access for people with disability. MAA is part of Egress Group and adopts an exciting new approach to access consulting in Australia.

     

    MAA are experts in completing onsite access audits, Performance Solutions, access appraisals, universal access, desktop design reviews, professional opinions, access peer reviews, feasibility reports and general access advice during building works.

     

    Changing Places Assessor (CP020)
    Livable Housing Assessor (20012)
    SDA Accredited Assessor (SDA00040)
    Accredited Access Consultant (236)

  • MAA Experience

    Expert DDA, accessibility and universal design advice

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    Design Reviews

    Masterplan, Concept, Schematic, Design Development, Tender, Construction and Post-Construction Reviews

    MAA can review the drawings and provide practical advice on whether the design complies with the prescriptive requirements of the BCA and Premises Standards. We like to commence work on the project as early as possible to help space proof the design.

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    Access Audits

    Access Audits, Appraisals, Compliance Inspections, Insurance Reports, Expert Advice

    MAA is committed to completing audit programs on time, to a high level of quality and detail, that represent value for money for our clients. We tailor an audit program to meet your needs. Our approach is flexible and we can work with you to tailor a program to suit their own requirements.

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    Performance Solutions

    Expert advice on Performance Solutions (Alternative Solutions).

    Performance-based compliance.

    Performance Solutions can be used to confirm the design complies with the applicable Performance Requirements of the BCA and Premises Standards (under the DDA). They offer flexibility, innovation, cost-savings, and consider occupant and building characteristics

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    Professional Opinions

    Performance-based compliance. Expert advice on Performance Solutions (Alternative Solutions)

    All buildings are different and don't always fit the black & white building code requirements. We're experts at developing performance-based solutions and can help identify efficiencies and resolve accessibility issues.

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    Feasibility Reports

    Performance-based compliance. Expert advice on Performance Solutions (Alternative Solutions)

    All buildings are different and don't always fit the black & white building code requirements. We're experts at developing performance-based solutions and can help identify efficiencies and resolve accessibility issues.

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    Compliance Inspections

    Performance-based compliance. Expert advice on Performance Solutions (Alternative Solutions)

    All buildings are different and don't always fit the black & white building code requirements. We're experts at developing performance-based solutions and can help identify efficiencies and resolve accessibility issues.

  • Get a Quote for Our Services

    You're just 1 step away from requesting a fee proposal...

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    You email us

    Please email us at info@melbourneaccessaudits.com.au. In the email, please include: client details and address, project address, what you need, when you need it, plus attach all relevant drawings, checklists and comments from the architect or building surveyor

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    We review your email

    After receiving your email, we'll send you a reply email letting you know we received everything. We'll then check through your drawings, scope, information, project description, and then prepare the quote.

    If we have any questions we will call or email you.

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    We send you the proposal

    Lastly, we'll email you the proposal document, which will include our $20M PI and PL insurance covers and our prequalifications for risk management and OHS.

    Once you're ready to engage us, you just complete a few details on the Engagement Form and send it back to us. Simple!

  • We're located in the east of Melbourne

    But we work all over the CBD, in all parts of Victoria, across Australia, and even overseas

    Egress Group Pty Ltd
    Waterman Business Centre
    44 Lakeview Drive
    Scoresby VIC 3179
    The reception desk on the ground floor is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Meetings by appointment only.
    0422 750 941
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  • FAQs

    Commonly asked questions

    Are you Accredited Access Consultants?

    Definitely - Accredited Member of the Association of Consultants in Access, Australia (ACAA) - Member #236

    Are you Qualified Access Consultants?

    Yes, we have completed extensive studies in building surveying, performance-based fire & building code, accessibility and project management, including short courses, undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

    Who is the ACAA?

    The Association of Consultants in Access, Australia Inc. (ACAA) is the national, membership-based, professional association for people working in building accessibility. It is the national body for Access Consultants in Australia. ACAA accredits members who have reached the required level of experience and competency.

    What is a Disability Access Consultant?

    A Disability Access Consultant provides compliance advice, specifically, how to meet the minimum prescriptive requirements of the Building Code of Australia, and the Access to Premises Standards under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

    What is a DDA Consultant?

    DDA stands for the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. A DDA Consultant is the title for a person who assists others to meet the needs of people with disability. As DDA Consultants we work with many clients on projects across Australia.

    Can you work anywhere in Australia?

    Yes, while we have an office in Melbourne, we work all over the country. Key personnel have even worked in Japan and China.

    What is a Performance Solution?

    A Performance Solution, or an Alternative Solution, means a method of complying with the BCA and Premises Standards Performance Requirements other than by satisfying the prescriptive Deemed-to-Satisfy Solution.

    What is your experience in developing Performance Solutions?

    The principal consultant of MAA, Lee Wilson, was appointed by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) in early 2018 as a Subject Matter Expert and has consulted on many projects requiring Performance Solutions. These projects have included aged-care centres, hospital, hotels, airports, shopping centres etc.