Support for Decision Making consultation

Status: Open
Closing date: 5pm, Friday 27 August 2021    
Have your say today via our online survey .

We are developing a new Support for Decision Making policy that will aim to:

  • increase the opportunity for participants to be actively involved in making decisions about their lives and to exercise real choice and control.
  • support development of participants’ capability in making decisions (and helping participants to explore and make those decisions).
  • build the capacity of decision supporters, agency staff and partners to recognise and enable the will and preference of participants.
  • strengthen a support for decision making approach in the appointment of nominees.

Before we make any changes, we want to ensure the proposed approach is evidence based and generates the best outcomes and experience for participants.

To inform these conversations, we have developed a Support for Decision Making consultation paper and animation in close collaboration with a broad range of participants and stakeholders: 

An Auslan translation will be available shortly. 

We aim to build a deep understanding of the key topics and issues that need to be addressed in the Support for Decision Making policy through a wide variety of consultation activities including an 

  • an online survey
  • online information sessions and 
  • targeted workshops with participants with complex communication access/support needs.

If you have any questions about this consultation process, please email [email protected].

We look forward to receiving your feedback.


The Supporting you to make your own decisions consultation paper and survey was developed using input from participants, nominees, families and carers through the Participant Reference Group as well as a range of stakeholders including advocacy organisations, peak bodies, academics, the Independent Advisory Council and their Intellectual Disability Reference Group.

We are grateful for the time and expertise they shared with us in the development of this papers. We look forward to continuing our work with them to deliver a new Support for Decision Making policy that will maximise opportunities for participants to make decisions about how they live their lives.

This page current as of
27 July 2021
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