Useful Links

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

NDIS is about giving people with a disability choice and control over their lives. The NDIS is being introduced in stages. The first stage of the NDIS was launched July 2013 in four locations throughout Australia. From July 2016, the NDIS will be progressively rolled out in NSW and by July 2018, all eligible residents will be covered. Until the Scheme has been rolled out in your area, existing government funded disability services will continue. 

Ombudsman NSW

The NSW Ombudsman is an independent and impartial watchdog. Their job is to make sure that agencies they watch over fulfill their functions properly and improve their delivery of services to the public. They also handle complaints concerning services for people with a disability.

P: 02 9286 1000 or 1800 451 524 (Toll free outside Sydney metro)  or E: nswombo@ombo.nsw.gov.au

CID - Council for Intellectual Disability

The NSW Council for Intellectual Disability (NSW CID) works with and for people with intellectual disability to speak up about the big issues and to change things for the better.

Carers NSW

Peak body for carers in NSW.

P: 02 9280 4744 or E :contact@carersnsw.asn.au

My Choice Matters

My Choice Matters works with people with disability and their families to live their life their way and get the most out of the changing disability system. 

Every Australian Counts

Every Australian Counts is here to make sure the NDIS is delivered as promised and is the best it can be.

Family Advocacy

Family Advocacy is an independent, impartial advocacy organisation that supports families across New South Wales to promote and defend the rights and interests of people with developmental disability.

PWD

People with Disability Australia Incorporated (PWDA) is a national disability rights and advocacy organisation.  Founded in 1981, the International Year of Disabled Persons, People with Disability Australia seeks to provide people with disability with a voice of their own representing the interests of people with all kinds of disability. 

Technical Aid to the Disabled (TAD)

TAD is a voluntary non-profit making organisation which aims to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and those caring for them through the application of technology. TAD Disability Services is the only charity in NSW which designs and builds custom equipment to enable people with disabilities to lead more independent lives.

P: 1300 663 243 or 02 9912 3400

Human Rights Commission

Provides a range of resources and links on disability discrimination and the rights of people with disability.