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People with disability

Find information about government benefits and payments for people with disability and their carers.

Carers

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Caring daily for someone with a disability, illness or medical condition is an important responsibility. Payments and services are available to help.

Department of Human Services

People with disability

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Services and payments are available to help people who have an illness, injury or disability.

Department of Human Services

BlueBays

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Displays the location of metered and not-metered disability car park spaces worldwide.You can collect, map and share the locations, park level and space size of disability car parking spaces that you visit.

Department for Communities and Social Inclusion [SA]

Carer Gateway

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A national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carers. An interactive service finder helps carers connect to local support services. Call 1800 422 737.

Healthdirect Australia Ltd

Disabilities

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Links to resources about physical and mental disabilities, as well as information on rehabilitation and caring for people with disabilities. Healthdirect provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.

Healthdirect Australia Ltd

Disability and carers

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Programs and services to support people with disability and their families and carers. Further support is provided through grants and funding for organisations delivering services for people with disability.

Department of Social Services

Disability parking scheme

Provides information for eligible people to apply for the Australian Disability Parking Permit, allowing them park nearer to their destination.

Department of Social Services

Disability support services

Links to resources on support services for people with disabilities and their carers. Healthdirect provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.

Healthdirect Australia Ltd

Help at home

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Provides information to assist people to stay at home. Includes information on home and community care services, home care packages and other care and support available.

Department of Health

International Day of People with Disability

A United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being. Provides information about IDPwD in Australia.

National Information Communication Awareness Network

Living with a disability

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Links to a range of resources about living with a disability, including advice, services, support groups and day to day issues such as dressing, driving and safety. Healthdirect provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.

Healthdirect Australia Ltd

Mobility allowance

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Provides help to people who have a disability, illness or injury participate in approved activities. The allowance helps with the transport costs for those who cannot use public transport, permanently or for an extended period, without assistance.

Department of Human Services

National Auslan Booking and Payment Service

Provides accredited Auslan (Australian Sign Language) interpreters to deaf Auslan users free of charge when they attend private medical consultations.

Department of Social Services

National Companion Card

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Enables eligible people with lifelong disability to participate at venues and activities without incurring the cost of a second ticket for their companion.

Department of Social Services

National Disability Insurance Scheme

Provides community linking and individualised support for people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers.

National Disability Insurance Agency

National Relay Service

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An Australia-wide telephone access service provided for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment. It is also available to anyone who wants to call a person with a hearing or speech impairment.

Department of Communications and the Arts

Respite care

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Provides access to a variety of respite services for carers who may need some extra help every now and then, including a short break from their caring role.

Department of Health

Self help devices

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Self help, or assistive, devices can give a person the leverage they need to perform certain tasks that they find difficult due to lack of strength, flexibility, range of motion or balance. Healthdirect page linking to information on a range of self help devices.

Healthdirect Australia Ltd

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