“Disability services are those that are offered to people with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, or other developmental disabilities".
The Australian Disability Parking Scheme assists eligible persons to park closer to their destination.
This program provides support to individuals with mental illness, their families and caregivers in managing the effects of mental illness on their lives and improving their overall well-being.
The Disability Gateway provides information, support, and services in areas such as education, employment, financial aid, and COVID-19. Contact the Disability Gateway by calling 1300 73 66 03 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm AEDT or visit https://supportedlivingservices.com.au/
The Australian Government provides free, independent advocacy and counseling support to people with disabilities who have suffered violence abuse, or neglect, as well their families and caregivers, and anyone else affected by the Disability Royal Commission.
The Australian Government is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities have the opportunity to achieve their full potential by participating in the community as well as the workforce.
This site provides information about current and past Early Childhood Intervention services and supports offered by the Department of Social Services and the Department of Education.
The Early Childhood Targeted Action Plan is a plan that targets children aged from infancy through school age. It outlines key actions to improve early identification, support and pathways for children with disabilities or developmental concerns, their parents and caregivers.
This service improves mental health outcomes for young children and their families.
ILC funds organizations to support people with disabilities, regardless of their eligibility for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
IDPwD, a United Nations-sanctioned day that takes place annually on December 3, celebrates and recognizes the contributions and achievements of people with disabilities.
When deaf Auslan users attend private medical consultations, the National Auslan Interpreter Booking Service offers free access to Auslan (Australian Sign Language) interpreters.
The National Companion Card scheme allows eligible persons with disabilities to take part in venues and activities without having to pay for a second ticket for their attendant caregiver.
The National Disability Advocacy Program funds organizations that provide advocacy support for people with disabilities. This supports their right to full and equal enjoyment, protection, and enforcement of all human rights.
Eligible conference organizers are eligible for funding each year to help people with disabilities attend disability-focused conferences.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme, (NDIS), supports people who have a permanent or significant disability that limits their ability to participate in daily activities.
NDIS Appeals, formerly known as External Merits – Support Component, provides funding to support applicants in navigating the process for Administrative Appeals Tribunal review and decision-making by the National Disability Insurance Agency.
The NDIS Quality & Safeguarding Framework is a national approach that empowers and supports NDIS participants to exercise control and choice. It also ensures appropriate safeguards are in effect. It also establishes expectations for providers to provide high-quality support. Additional information and related factsheets on the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.
The PCB Program allows blind people and eligible organizations that serve the needs of blind people to send eligible material via Australia Post. Australia Post reimburses the Department for postage costs associated with eligible material.
Four print disability service providers are funded by the Department to create digital masters of printed materials. Digital masters can be easily converted to the alternative format of choice by people with print disabilities.
The support of employment is a key component in improving the economic and social participation of many people with disabilities in Australia.
The Australian Government is committed in reducing the number of older people who need to be cared for in aged care facilities.Services for people with disabilities