How disability services are delivered in South Australia

Disability services in South Australia are provided by the government and by approved non-government and private agencies.

Services such as schools and health services often have dedicated staff who can provide general help to people with disability and their families and carers.

Some people with disability may have very specific and individual needs that require more specialised services, such as:

  • help in the family home, respite or live-in accommodation
  • help and support for carers, including foster carers
  • equipment and aids, such as wheelchairs and ramps
  • service assessment, planning and advice
  • early intervention and developmental services for children and young people
  • therapy such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and psychology
  • clinics and other specialist community health support services.

The Disability Information Service has more information:

Find out whether you are eligible for disability support and services.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The NDIS is a Commonwealth and state-funded scheme being introduced across Australia. State-funded services will continue to be provided to eligible adults and older children as the NDIS is rolled out.

Find out more about the NDIS in South Australia.

Moving interstate

Find out how to transfer your funded disability services interstate if you move.

Related information

On this site

Help at home for people with disability
Approved service providers

Other websites

MySupportAdvisor - useful information to help connect you with disability service providers in South Australia
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)


Disability SA and Disability Services information sheet 58.6 KB
Disability SA and Disability Services information sheet 223.0 KB
Moving interstate registration form 166.0 KB

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Page last updated: 14 July 2016