Financial assistance, accommodation options, community involvment and other supports and services for people with a disability, their families and carers.
Latest News and Events
Friday 23 September 2016
The Victorian Government is funding 15 new Changing Places across Victoria. Changing Places are larger than standard accessible toilets with extra features and additional space to meet the needs of people with a disability and their carers.
Wednesday 21 September 2016
The departmentís Senior Practitioner - Disability has developed a new tool to help staff working in disability support services better understand and monitor the use of restrictive interventions or practices.
Thursday 11 August 2016
The first of six new community-based homes to replace the Oakleigh Centreís outdated congregate accommodation for people with a disability officially opened this week.
Wednesday 10 August 2016
Eleven new members have been appointed to the Victorian Governmentís main advisory body representing people with a disability.
Video Remote Interpreting service
The Video Remote Interpreting service, also known as VRI, enables communication between hearing people and people who are Deaf and use Australian Sign Language or Auslan as their primary language. Auslan is the signed language of the Australian Deaf community. VRI is a type of telecommunications relay service.More on Video Remote Interpreting service
An overview of the support available for people with a disability, their families and carers including the initial contact points for more information.
The department is moving towards a more self-directed approach where people with a disability have more flexibility and control of the supports they choose.
Individual Support Packages are funds allocated to a person to meet their disability related support needs. Includes information on eligibility criteria and application procedures.
Outreach support provides up to 15 hours per week of home and community based support so that individuals with a disability can receive assistance.
This section offers information on supports that may assist you to become more independent and encourage you to participate in your local community.
Supported accommodation is an accommodation solution for people with a disability who require rostered support and is targeted to people with the highest support needs.
The Victorian Aids and Equipment Program (A&EP) provides people with a permanent or long term disability with subsidised aids, equipment, home, and vehicle modifications.
This section offers information on specialist supports to assist people with a disability, their families, carers and support providers in matters relating to behaviour intervention or the criminal justice system, involving people with a disability.
This section offers information on the different types of supports available for families of children with a disability and carers of adults with a disability.
The NDIS is a national approach to providing individualised support and services for people with a disability, their families and carers to achieve their goals and aspirations. Read more about Victoriaís role in the NDIS on the Victorian Governmentís website at www.ndis.vic.gov.au. To find out more about the NDIS, including eligibility, visit the NDIS website at www.ndis.gov.au/vic or call 1800 800 110.
The Victorian Government actively promotes the rights of all Victorians, including people with a disability.