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Government links

State Government Resources

State

Descriptor

​Website

NSW​

Entry point for all New South Wales State Government websites

www.nsw.gov.au

NSW Family and Community Services (formerly Human Services) - Ageing, Disability & Home Care (responsible for disability policy and services)​

www.dadhc.nsw.gov.au

VIC

Entry point for all Victorian State Government websites

www.vic.gov.au

Disability Services, Department of Human Services, Victoria (responsible for disability policy and services)​

www.dhs.vic.gov.au/disability

QLD​

Entry point for all Queensland State Government websites​

www.qld.gov.au

Disability Services – Queensland (responsible for disability policy and services)​

www.communities.qld.gov.au

SA​

Entry point for all South Australian State Government websites​

www.sa.gov.au

The Disability Information & resource centre – S.A.  (responsible for disability policy and services)​

www.dircsa.org.au

WA​

Entry point for all Western Australian State Government websites​

www.wa.gov.au

Disability Services Commission – W.A.  (responsible for disability policy and services)

www.dsc.wa.gov.au

NT​

Entry point for all Northern Territory State Government websites​

www.nt.gov.au

​The department of Health - Aged and Disability  (responsible for disability policy and services)​

www.health.nt.gov.au

TAS​

Entry point for all Tasmanian State Government websites​

www.tas.gov.au

The Department of Health and Human Services (responsible for disability policy and services)​

www.dhhs.tas.gov.au

ACT​

Entry point for all Australian Capital Territory State Government websites​

www.act.gov.au​​

The ACT Community Services Directorate (responsible for disability policy and services)

www.dhcs.act.gov.au

  

Commonwealth Government Resources

Organisation

Descriptor

Website

Australian Government

Entry point for all Australian Commonwealth Government Websites ​

www.australia.gov.au

myGov​ myGov is a fast, simple way to access government services online.
A secure myGov account lets you link a range of Australian Government services with one username and password, all in one place.
 
www.my.gov.au

Department of Social Services

Aspiring to be Australia’s pre-eminent social policy agency.Their mission is to improve the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia.

www.dss.gov.au

Centrelink & Medicare

A convenient, single entry point for health, social and welfare payments and services.

www.humanservices.gov.au

Australian Bureau of Statistics​

Information about statistics.​

www.abs.gov.au

National Companion Card

National Companion Card scheme enables eligible people with disability to participate at venues and activities without incurring the cost of a second ticket for their attendant carer.​

www.companioncard.gov.au

The Australian Disability Parking Scheme

The Australian Disability Parking Scheme helps eligible people park nearer to their destination., The Australian Disability Parking Scheme oversees the distribution and use of disability parking permits. Australian Disability Parking Permits are recognised in all states and territories.​

www.dss.gov.au

Outside School Hours Care for Teenagers with Disability ​
This program (formerly known as the Extra Support for Children with Disability Program) is an Australian Government initiative to increase outside school hours care and holiday care for teenagers with disability aged from 12 to 18 years.​

www.dss.gov.au

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres

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

www9.health.gov.au

Health Direct​

Quality health info, lots of carer info/links provides a wide range of up-to-date and reliable online information on health and wellbeing.​

www.healthdirect.gov.au

The Australian Human Rights Commission

Statutory responsibilities under federal anti-discrimination and human rights laws: to investigate complaints, holds public inquiries on human rights issues of national importance, developed human rights education and resources for schools, work places, the community, provides advise to government on Human Rights issues.​
 

www.humanrights.gov.au

Seniors services, programs & benefits

The Australian Government's premier source of information for Australians over 50. A single point of access to Government and non-Government information and services for older Australians.​

www.seniors.gov.au

After Hours GP Helpline

After hours GP Helpline is an after hours GP helpline for People who require after hours medical advice -speak to a nurse/GP over the telephone.​

www.healthdirect.gov.au

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

AIHW is a national agency set up by the Australian Government under the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act to provide reliable, regular and relevant information and statistics on Australia's health and welfare.

www.aihw.gov.au
  ​

 

New South Wales Resources

Organisation

​Descriptor

Website

Anti-Discrimination Board

The Anti-Discrimination Board administers the anti-discrimination laws of New South Wales and promotes anti-discrimination and equal opportunity principles and policies throughout NSW. Part of the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice.​

www.antidiscrimination.justice.nsw.gov.au

Disability Council of New South Wale​s

The Disability Council of New South Wales the official advisory body to the State Government on disability matters. Also provides advice to the Commonwealth on the effect of national policy at a State level.​

www.disabilitycouncil.nsw.gov.au

Health Care Complaints Commission​

The Health Care Complaints Commission acts to protect public health and safety by resolving, investigating and prosecuting complaints about health care in NSW.​

www.hccc.nsw.gov.au

Guardianship Division ​

The Guardianship Division is a specialist disability division within the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (NCAT). The Division conducts hearings to determine applications about adults with a decision making disability who are incapable of making their own decisions and who may require a legally appointed substitute decision maker. 

www.ncat.nsw.gov.au

Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC)​

LIAC Provides information about the Law in NSW - a community law library.​

www.legalanswers.sl.nsw.gov.au​​

NSW Trustee and Guardian​

NSW Trustee and Guardian offers a full range of trustee services (the making of Wills, acting as Executor in deceased estates, and administering trusts and Powers of Attorney) and provides Managed Clients services protecting and administering the financial affairs and properties of people unable to make financial decisions for themselves.

​​www.tag.nsw.gov.au

Legal Aid New South Wales​

Legal Aid New South Wales Legal Aid NSW helps people with their legal problems.​

www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au

NSW Health​

NSW Health provides information on all NSW Health services.​

www.health.nsw.gov.au

NSW Ombudsman ​

NSW Ombudsman an independent and impartial watchdog. Our job is to make sure that agencies we watch over fulfil their functions properly and improve their delivery of services to the public.​

www.ombo.nsw.gov.au

 

Community Transport Resources

Community Transport NSW​ www.transport.nsw.gov.au
Communit​y Transport QLD www.qld.gov.au
Community Transport VIC​ www.dhs.vic.gov.au
Community Transport ACT​ ​​www.health.act.gov.au
  

 

Disability legislation

​Legislation descriptor

Website​

New National Standards for Disability Services

www.dss.gov.au

Disability and Human Rights​

www.humanrights.gov.au

Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1992​

www.austlii.edu.au

​A brief guide to the Disability Discrimination Act

www.humanrights.gov.au

Disability Legislation​

www.humanrights.gov.au

Disability Services Act 1986 (Commonwealth)​

www.austlii.edu.au

Disability Services Act 1993 (NSW)​

www.legislation.nsw.gov.au

 

 

Disability Services Standards  

For information on the Disability Services standards - visit each state/territories disability services website.

National quality framework for disability services in Australia, including the National Disability Standards

National Standards for Disability Services- The National Standards for Disability Services (National Standards) are being revised during a period of significant reform for disability services in Australia. In 2011 the Council of Australian Governments agreed as part of the National Disability Agreement to develop nationally consistent quality standards for the disability services sector.

www.dss.gov.au

 

 

 

Last Modified: 8/01/2015 10:02 AM