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

  • July Not for Profit News is now available

    Victorian Premier's Volunteer Champions Awards Logo Wednesday 13 July 2016

    The July Not for Profit News contains the latest community sector news and events

  • NDIS roll out commences in Victoria

    NDIS logo Friday 01 July 2016

    From 1 July, the National Disability Insurance Scheme will become available in North East Melbourne Area (NEMA) for the first time, as the NDIS starts to roll out across Victoria.

  • Supporting the transition to NDIS

    NDIS logo Tuesday 28 June 2016

    The Victorian Government has announced that 16 organisations will share in $10 million in funding to deliver NDIS readiness activities where they are needed most.

  • Help shape the Victorian state disability plan 2017-2020

    State Disability Plan graphic Tuesday 31 May 2016

    We want to hear from all Victorians about the actions they believe Victoria should take in order to make our state more inclusive.

  • New Auslan video remote interpreting service

    Friday 04 December 2015

    On 18 November 2015, the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley MP joined representatives from VicDeaf to launch the departmentís new Australian Sign Language (Auslan) Video Remote Interpreting service.

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Video interpreting service

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.

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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.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

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.

Your rights

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

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