Access disability services

Apply for disability services and support

Applicants for funded disability services and support undergo an assessment to determine their eligibility. Funded support is not means-tested.


Eligibility varies depending on age and individual needs.

You may be eligible if you have one or more of the following diagnoses:

  • a physical disability or neurological condition
  • an intellectual disability
  • an autism spectrum disorder
  • an acquired brain injury

and all of these apply to you:

  • the disability makes it hard for you to undertake the regular activities of daily living
  • the disability makes it hard for you to participate in the community or gain employment
  • you are under 65 years when first referred.

Receiving a Commonwealth Disability Support Pension does not automatically mean you are eligible for disability support and services.

Adults and children born on or before 1 July 2000

To apply, contact the Disability Information Service.



1300 786 117

Children born on or after 2 July 2000

Apply through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).


Visit the NDIS website for more information about the scheme and how to become a participant.

Use the NDIS access checklist to see if you may be able to get assistance from NDIS.


  • National Disability Insurance Agency - 1800 800 110
  • TTY 1800 555 677, then ask for 1800 800 110
  • Speak-and-Listen 1800 555 727, then ask for 1800 800 110
  • Relay Service - ask for 1800 800 110

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