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People with disabilities

Find targeted government information for people with disabilities over a range of issues such as care, health, payments, support services and employment.

Access City Hotline [ACT]

Have you ever had difficulty getting into or around buildings, using doors or stairways, negotiating footpaths, roadways, kerbed areas, reading or understanding signs or directions in the ACT? Phone Access City Hotline on 02 6257 3077.

Citizens Advice Bureau [ACT]

Better start for children with disability

The Better Start for Children with Disability initiative aims to assist eligible children with developmental disabilities to access funding for early intervention services.

Department of Social Services

Carers

Payments and services are available to support people who provide full-time care to someone else with a disability, illness or medical condition.

Department of Human Services

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres

Centres provide a link to and information about a wide range of community, aged care and support services available locally or across Australia, including services for older people, people with a disability, and those who provide care and services.

Department of Health

CRS Australia

Delivers vocational rehabilitation services to Australian citizens or residents who have an injury, disability or health condition and assists people to get a job or return to their job. This service is free to people receiving income support payments from Centrelink. You can refer someone, register a job vacancy or, to find out more about CRS Australia services phone 1800 277 277.

CRS Australia

Disabilities

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

Disability and carers

Programs and services and benefits and payments that support people with disabilities 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 Employment Services

Provides specialist help for people with disability, an injury or a health condition to find and keep a job.

Department of Human 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 rights

Provides a range of resources and links on disability discrimination and the rights of people with disabilities.

Australian Human Rights Commission

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

Household assistance

Ongoing assistance is available for eligible households through a number of different payments.

Department of Human Services

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

JobAccess

Provides a free information and a telephone information and advice service which offers practical workplace solutions for people with disabilities and their employers. 

Department of Employment

Livewire (community for young people with chronic illnesses)

Provides a safe and fun online community designed for young people living with a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability. It also caters for their siblings and parents and allows members to share experiences.

Starlight Children's Foundation

Living with a disability

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

NABS – National Auslan Booking and Payment Service

Provides interpreters to deaf and hard of hearing people who use sign language and would like an interpreter for private medical appointments. It is free of charge to Sign Language users and medical practitioners.

Department of Social Services

National Companion Card

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 Public Toilet Map

Provides information on over 16,000 publicly available toilets across Australia, including accessibility, opening hours and facilities, such as showers & baby change. You can also plan a trip to get a list of toilets along the way.

Department of Social Services

National Relay Service

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.

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Nican – National Information Communication Awareness Network

Provides information on recreation, tourism, sport and the arts for people with disabilities. Also a free information service that lists accommodation venues accessible to people with disabilities. Information covers all of Australia.

National Information Communication Awareness Network

People with a disability

Services and payments are available to help people who have an illness, injury or a disability. There is also support to assist their families or carers.

Department of Human Services

Self help devices

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

Young Carers

Provides tips, contacts and support for children and young people who help care in families where someone has an illness or a disability.

Department of Social Services

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