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People with disability

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


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

Department of Human Services

People with disability

Services and payments are available to help people who have an illness, injury or disability.
More: Disability support pension | All payments

Department of Human 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

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]


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 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.
More: For people with disability | For carers

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 disability.

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


Information and telephone advice service offering practical workplace solutions for people with disability 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 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.

Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency

National Respite for Carers Program

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 Social 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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