Government

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The NDIS is aimed at those who are most in need, providing long term, high quality support for around 410,000 people nationally who have a permanent disability that significantly affects their communication, mobility, self-care or self-management.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The Chronic Disease Management Plan:
http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/chronic-disease-management-plan
 
Life Time Care and Support:
http://www.lifetimecare.nsw.gov.au/The_Scheme.aspx
 
Payments and Services for People with Disabilities:
http://australia.gov.au/topics/benefits-payments-and-services/payments-and-services-for-people-with-disabilities
 
Ageing Disability and Home Care:
http://www.adhc.nsw.gov.au/sp/funding_and_grants


Australian Government – Department of Health and Ageing

Health advice for all Australians.

Department of Health and Ageing


FaHCSIA

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) exists to deliver on a broad range of social policy outcomes.

FaHCSIA provides funding through initiative programs, including:

  • Helping Children with ASD
  • Early Intervention
  • Better Start Early Intervention

FaHCSIA


Health funds

View a list of health funds registered under the Private Health Insurance Act 2007.
List of Private Health Funds


Commonwealth Carelink Centres

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres provide free and confidential information on community aged care, disability and other support services available locally, interstate or anywhere within Australia.

Commonwealth Carelink Centres


Raising Children Network

Created by a partnership of member organisations of Australia’s leading early childhood agencies, the Raising Children website is produced with the help of an extensive network including the Australian Government.
Raising Children Network

Professional Associations

Speech Pathology Australia

The national peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia.

Speech Pathology Australia


Occupational Therapy Australia

The national peak body for Occupational Therapists in Australia

Occupational Therapy Australia


Australian Physiotherapy Association

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is the peak body representing the interests of Australian physiotherapists and their patients.

Australian Physiotherapy Association


Cerebral Palsy Alliance (Formerly The Spastic Centre)

Cerebral Palsy Alliance works to enhance the lives of people with cerebral palsy and enable their full participation in the community

Cerebral Palsy Alliance


Australian Dyspraxia Association

National representative body for parents and professionals who have children or an interest in helping children with dyspraxia.

Australian Dyspraxia Association


Autism Spectrum Australia

One of Australia’s largest not-for-profit autism specific service provider. Aspect builds confidence and capacity in people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), their families and communities by providing information, education and other services.

Autism Spectrum Australia


Brain Injury Australia

Brain Injury Australia is the peak acquired brain injury (ABI) advocacy body representing, the needs of people with an acquired brain injury, their families and carers.

Brain Injury Australia


Independent Living Centres Australia

The Independent Living Centres Australia (ILCA) is a collective organisation with members in each Australian state and the Australian Capital Territory. Clients include older people who wish to remain independent in their homes for as long as possible, as well as children and adults with a disability.

Independent Living Centres Australia

VICTORIA

Department of Human Services

Department of Human Services plans, funds and delivers community and housing services in line with the government’s vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Department of Human Services


Transport Accident Commission

The TAC is a Victorian Government-owned organisation set up in 1986.
Its role is to pay for treatment and benefits for people injured in transport accidents.

Transport Accident Commission


L.I.A.I.S.E

L.I.A.I.S.E. is a Southern Cross Health program for adults with a mild to moderate Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).

L.I.A.I.S.E


Statewide Equipment Program

State-wide equipment program (SWEP) provides people with a permanent or long-term disability with subsidised aids and equipment to enhance independence in their home, facilitate community participation and support families and carers in their role.

Statewide Equipment Program


Autism Victoria

Autism Victoria’s main website – Amaze.

Autism Victoria


Moira Disability and Youth Services

MOIRA is an Incorporated Association which provides a range of support services for people with disabilities and youth in crisis in and throughout the Southern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne and throughout Victoria. Moira Disability and Youth Services.

Moira Disability and Youth Services


BrainLink

BrainLink Services is a Victorian based service that is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people affected by acquired disorders of the brain, by providing support to their families and carers.

Brainlink


AQA

AQA supports people with disability especially spinal cord injury.

AQA

NSW

Department of Family & Community Services

The Department of Family and Community Services delivers services to some of the most disadvantaged individuals, families and communities in NSW. They provide support to people with a disability, their families and carers.

Department of Family & Community Services


Down Syndrome NSW

Down Syndrome NSW is a community based, not-for-profit association established by the families of people with Down syndrome in 1980. They provide support and information to people with Down syndrome and their families, service providers and the wider community, through a range of activities.

Down Syndrome NSW


Autism and Aspergers Support Group – Sydney

The Autism and Aspergers Support Group was formed in 1998 by a group of parents and carers of individuals who had the diagnosis of either Autism or Aspergers Syndrome.

Autism and Aspergers Support Group


Cerebral Palsy Alliance (Formerly The Spastic Centre)

Cerebral Palsy Alliance works to enhance the lives of people with cerebral palsy and enable their full participation in the community

Cerebral Palsy Alliance


Lifetime Care & Support Authority

The Lifetime Care & Support Scheme provides treatment, rehabilitation and attendant care services to people severely injured in motor accidents in NSW.

Lifetime Care & Support Authority


Paraquad NSW

ParaQuad NSW assists people with paraplegia, quadriplegia, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, cancer of the spine and polio.

Paraquad NSW


Enable NSW

EnableNSW provides equipment, and in some cases attendant care, to assist eligible residents of NSW with a permanent or long-term disability by providing assistive technology in the areas of mobility, self care, communication and respiratory support.

Enable NSW