Shire of Capel

St Joseph's Catholic Church, Capel

  • A heritage country church in the town of Capel that has a ramp at entry as well as an internal ramp
  •  There is unmarked parking available nearby
  • The closest accessible toilet is the public accessible toilets located at the front of the Capel Community Centre
Front of Church Main Entrance
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Location (View Map)
54 Capel Drive, Capel, WA 6271 Australia
Opening Hours
  • Sunday Mass at 8:30am
  • Extra services at Christmas and Easter
  • 08 9731 1118

  • Weddings can be arranged at the church
  • Parking is in the unmarked gravel car park on either side of the main entrance.
  • The car park is generally level with some uneven sections and slopes.
Pedestrian Access
  • On one side there is a level surface between the car park and the entrance path.
  • On the other side there is a gentle slope approaching the path from the car park and a lip where the slope links with the path.
Parking Parking
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External access and entrance
  • The path is wide and has a paved surface.
  • A wooden ramp 83 cm wide and 90 cm long leads to the entrance doors.
  • It has a gradient of 1:8 and does not have handrails.
  • There is a wide double door entry into the church.
  • The doors are light to open with a knob handle and are usually kept open during mass times.
Path Ramp Entrance Doors
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Internal area
  • The foyer is tiled and spacious.
  • An internal ramp 80cm wide and 76cm long links the foyer with the main church area. It has a gradient of 1:7. It is wooden with a carpeted mat over it.
  • The carpeted central aisle is 80cm wide.
  • The lectern has a step up to it with no colour contrasting edge.
  • There is pew style seating with back rests and padded kneeling.
  • There are wheelchair spaces in the foyer and in the last row where there are movable chairs.
Foyer Internal Ramp Central Aisle Lectern Seating
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Signage, customer displays and customer information
  • The printed information has a good colour contrast and easy to read small font.
Closest accessible toilet
Capel Male Accessible PublicToilet
Capel Public Accessible Female Toilet at cnr of Roe and Forrest Streets


  • The confessional is located through a single swing door 76cm wide which has a knob handle. There is one step up to the door.
Confessional Door Confessional
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  • There are two steps up to the altar that do not have colour contrasting edges and are carpeted.
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Information collected by: Shire of Capel

Care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information however no guarantee is given that the facility is fully accessible. Please advise the You're Welcome WA coordinator at the Disability Services Commission of any access changes since publication.