How The Out & About App Works

How the Out & About App Works

Out & About – Accessing your community app is a location based tool featuring venues and events throughout metropolitan Melbourne based on their accessibility features.

To get the most out of the Out & About app we suggest:

    1. Start with filtering your criteria; here you can select the location, distance, accessibility options and venue types that are of interest to you. You can filter by suburb or by choosing a particular distance from where you currently are.Accessibility filter options include:
      • Ambulant
      • Wheelchair User
      • High Support Needs
      • Accessible Toilets
      • Hearing Impaired
      • Vision Impaired
      • Accepts Companion Card
      • Accessible Parking
      • Near Public Transport

      Venue filter options include:

      • Beach
      • Cinema/Theatre
      • Community Centre
      • Gallery/Museum
      • Holiday Accommodation
      • Library
      • Park/Playground
      • Pool/Aquatic Centre
      • Restaurant/Cafe
      • Shopping Centre
      • Sport/Leisure Centre
      • Tourist Attraction


      Once you have made your selections touch the tick icon in the top right corner.

      You can also search for a venue by name by touching on the search icon and typing in the name of a venue you want to find.


    2. Scroll through venues that meet your filter criteria and find out more about each venue by clicking into the venue you’re interested in. Here you will see a short description and a list of accessibility features for that venue. You can add a venue to your favourites list by touching the heart in the top right corner of the screen.You can view the venues in map view by touching the drop pin icon in the top right section of the results screen.


    1. Go to the events tab to see listed events.


  1. Your opinion matters! Login to leave your review of a venue and rate it by answering two easy questions. Your written review will be visible to other users and will help them determine if the venue will meet their needs. Highly rated venues will be identified with a highly recommended ribbon.
    If you know of an upcoming event or a great accessible venue, we’d love to hear from you. Using the feedback option in the MORE section of the app you can send Villa Maria an email describing the venue and/or event. Send us as much information as you can, the more information we have the quicker we can add the new venue or event to the app. Information that would be useful could include, address information, accessibility features of the venue and a contact telephone number. If it’s an event, also send us the date and time of the event and a telephone number if bookings are required. If you don’t have all the details it’s alright, we will endeavour to find out more about the venue/event ourselves.


Watch the ‘How to use the Villa Maria Out & About App‘ video to
learn more. For detailed instructions on how to use the Out &
About App

Villa Maria is a not-for-profit, values-based organisation providing quality services and life enhancing opportunities for older people and children and adults with a disability, their families and carers.

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Submit a venue

If you know of an upcoming event or a great accessible venue, we’d love to hear from you. For accessibility guidelines click here.


Available for free from
the iPhone App Store.

Available on the App Store