Here are some useful resources to point you in the right direction:
Department of Human Services – People with disability
The Department of Human Services is responsible for the development of service delivery policy and provides access to social, health and other payments and services.
JobAccess is an information and advice service funded by the Australian Government. It offers help and workplace solutions for people with disability and their employers. JobAccess is an initiative of the Australian Government to support the employment of people with disability.
National Disability Insurance Scheme
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency whose role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers.
The website provides advice, connections, and training and easy-to-use tech tools for people and organisations working to build stronger communities. In particular, you can access the community resources section (Join In Join Up) which provides information and helpful resources available to supporting people with disability such as advocacy services.
International Day of People with a Disability
IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability.
Disability Employment Australia
Disability Employment Australia has played an active role over many years in providing advice on increasing workforce participation rates for people with disability. It has worked hard to establish itself as the peak organisation in relation to disability and open employment.
People with disability
People with Disability Australia Incorporated (PWDA) is a national disability rights and advocacy organisation. The Association is an organisation of, and for, all people with disability, and has as its major aims empowerment and promotion of the rights of people with disability and the creation of a society in which people with disability can fully participate.
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
To locate Lifeline services near you click here