Disability

Financial assistance, accommodation options, community involvment and other supports and services for people with a disability, their families and carers.

Latest News and Events

  • Sandhurst residents given choice about future services

    Friday 01 May 2015

    Sandhurst residents will be given greater choice over the services they receive following an announcement made by Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley MP.

  • The Victorian Government wants to hear from people with a disability

    Friday 24 April 2015

    Are you a person with a disability who is over 18 years old? The Victorian Government wants to know about your experiences, in your life and your community, since the Victorian state disability plan 2013-16 commenced on 1 January 2013.

  • New disability plan for a more inclusive Victoria

    Wednesday 15 April 2015

    Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley MP has announced development of a new Victorian State Disability Plan 2017-2020.

  • Have your say on NDIS quality and safeguards

    NDIS Have your say logo Monday 16 March 2015

    The Commonwealth and state and territory governments are working together to develop a new national quality and safeguarding framework for the NDIS.

  • Report it Right

    2014 winner of the Report it Right and WIN! competition Monday 05 January 2015

    The Report it Right and WIN! tertiary writing competition challenges media, journalism and communications students write a news story or feature article about a current news issue relating to disability.

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Video relay interpreting service

The Video Relay Interpreting (VRI) service provides sign (Auslan) and spoken language interpreting over the internet for deaf people who use Auslan.

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Start here for disability services

An overview of the support available for people with a disability, their families and carers including the initial contact points for more information.

Self-directed support

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

Individual Support Packages are funds allocated to a person to meet their disability related support needs. Includes information on eligibility criteria and application procedures.

Help living at home

Outreach support provides up to 15 hours per week of home and community based support so that individuals with a disability can receive assistance.

Community life and jobs

This section offers information on supports that may assist you to become more independent and encourage you to participate in your local community.

Accommodation

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.

Aids & equipment

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.

Specialist disability services

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.

Carer and family support

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.

Your rights

The Victorian Government actively promotes the rights of all Victorians, including people with a disability.

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