Registration requirements for disability service providers

A service provider that holds a Service Agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services to deliver disability services may be required to apply for registration as a disability service provider under the Disability Act 2006. In most cases, this will be stipulated as a condition of funding.

Entities that apply for initial registration under the Disability Act must demonstrate their capacity to comply with the Human Services Standards (Standards) (gazetted as Department of Health and Human Services Standards) via the department’s Self-assessment report and quality improvement plan, along with the File audit tools and undertake an independent review within 12 months of registration.

A self-assessment and independent review within 12 months of registration are not required where a service provider, with the department’s approval, is exempt from an independent review or accreditation against the Standards has already been achieved.

Registered organisations are required to demonstrate compliance with the Standards at the time of renewal of registration.

Register of disability service providers

Section 46 of the Act requires the department to keep and make publicly available a Register of disability service providers.

The register is a list of department funded organisations that deliver services specifically to persons with a disability. The details required to be kept on the register include the name, address and contact details of disability service providers.

The Register of disability service providers is separate to the register of authorised program officers kept by the Senior Practitioner and referred to in sections 139(3) and 190(3) of the Act.

The current register was updated on 4 January 2017 and is available below to download.

View the Policy, procedures and forms for the registration of disability service providers and community services.

National Disability Insurance Agency support providers

Registration information for support providers required to register under the Disability Act 2006, as a National Disability Insurance Agency support provider, is available from the following webpage:

Download the Register

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