Disability Act 2006

The Disability Act 2006 and the Disability Regulations 2007 (the Act) commenced on 1 July 2007. The Act replaced the Intellectually Disabled Persons' Services Act 1986 and Disability Services Act 1991.

The Disability Act provides for:

  • a stronger whole-of-government, whole-of-community response to the rights and needs of people with a disability, and
  • a framework for the provision of high quality services and supports for people with a disability

The Act sets out principles for people with a disability and for disability service providers. Disability service providers are the Department of Human Services and organisations that are registered under the Act to provide disability services.

The Disability Amendment Act 2012 came into operation on 1 July 2012.  It makes minor changes to the Disability Act 2006.

Contact Information

Legislation Team
Tel: 1300 366 731
9am-5pm Weekdays
TTY: (03) 9096 0133
For the hearing impaired
Fax: (03) 9096 9137
Email: disability.legislation@dhs.vic.gov.au

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