Other government disability services

If you are not eligible for the NDIS or are not located in an area where the NDIS has rolled out, you will still be able to connect with existing Commonwealth and state and territory government disability services for your support needs.

Find a government disability service near you

Australian Government

Department of Social Services

Website: www.dss.gov.au (external)  (External website)

The Department of Social Services (DSS) is the Australian Government's main source of advice on social policy and manages about one fifth of the federal budget.
DSS funds organisations to provide advocacy services to people with disability under the National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) (external). (External website) The NDAP supports people with disability to access effective advocacy that promotes, protects and ensures their full and equal enjoyment of human rights and participation in our communities. 

DSS works with other government and non-government organisations to manage a diverse range of programs and services that support and improve the wellbeing of individuals and families in Australian communities.  

DSS manages a range of programs and supports in the disability and carer including:

Helps people with disability find work and keep a job

Programs and services for people with disability including NDAP (External website)

Programs and services for carers of people with disability

Supporting Australians' mental health and wellbeing, through programs, services, benefits, payments, and grants for service providers.

The Disability and Carers Industry Advisory Council and a number of national peak disability organisations advise Government on issues for people with disability.

Find out more about DSS disability related services.  (External website)

Department of Human Services

Website: www.humanservices.gov.au (external). (External website)

The Department of Human Services is responsible for the development of service delivery policy and provide access to social, health and other payments and services including:

  • Medicare
  • Centrelink
  • Child Support.

State and territory disability services

Australian Capital Territory

ACT Office for Disability

New South Wales

Northern Territory

Northern Territory Government Office of Disability

Queensland

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

South Australia

Disability Information Service (external) (External website)

Tasmania

Tasmanian Government Disability and Community Services

The Gateway Services are the community-based entry point for people with disability to access services. They can be contacted by ringing 1800 171 233 from anywhere in Tasmania.

Victoria

Department of Health and Human Services

Western Australia

Disability Services Commission

This page current as of
25 January 2019