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Payments and services for people with disabilities

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

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 Social Services

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 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

Help to stay at home

Provides information to assist people to stay at home. It includes information on community care services, respite services, home care packages and care and support available.

Department of Social 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

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

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch – Find the location of more than 16,000 public and private public toilet facilities across Australia!

Department of Social Services

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

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