DISABILITY SERVICES DIVISION in the Department of Health and Human Services provides support for people over six years of age assessed by the Department as having an intellectual or physical disability and their families. Disability Client Services Intake Workers help people with a disability and their families or carers to identify and access appropriate local support services including educational and vocational support, community living support, crisis accommodation, respite care, counselling, speech therapy, occupational therapy, day programs for adults, help with the criminal justice system, information about other services available in the community.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCILS
Local Councils offer a range of community support services for people with disabilities. Search for your Local Council in the directory to see what services they offer.
CENTRELINK pays Disability Support Pension, Carer Allowance and other benefits to eligible people with disabilities
NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME
Supporting people with disability in Australia - currently being rolled out across the country
FURTHER INFORMATION AND REFERRAL
'DiVine - a community for and by people with a disability' provides information on services and other disability-related matters.