Access disability services

Apply for disability services and support

Disability services and supports are available for many South Australians living with permanent disability.

Eligibility depends on age, location and individual need.

Children

Apply through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Adults under 65

Apply to the NDIS

You must require support from a person or equipment to do everyday things for yourself because of an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent.

You must live in an area serviced by the NDIS.

Use the NDIS access checklist to see if you may be able to participate in the scheme.

Contact NDIS

National Disability Insurance Agency - phone 1800 800 110

TTY - phone 1800 555 677, then ask for 1800 800 110

Speak-and-Listen - phone 1800 555 727, then ask for 1800 800 110

National Relay Service - ask for 1800 800 110

Apply to Disability SA

If you live in an area not yet serviced by the NDIS, you may be eligible for Disability SA support if you have one or more of the following:

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

and this condition results in permanent, moderate-to-severe functional loss that requires ongoing specialist disability support.

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

Contact Disability SA

Disability Information Service
Phone 1300 786 117
Email disabilityinfo@sa.gov.au

Apply to ReturntoWorkSA (formerly WorkCover)

ReturnToWorkSA is responsible for providing work injury insurance and regulating the South Australian Return to Work scheme.

They provide insurance that protects South Australian businesses and workers in the event of a work injury.

ReturnToWorkSA provides financial support to cover worker wages, reasonable medical treatment and return to work services to people who have been injured at work.

Contact ReturnToWorkSA

Phone 13 18 55
Email info@rtwsa.com

Adults over 65

If you are over 65 years of age and need support to live at home, contact MyAgedCare.

Contact MyAgedCare

Phone 1800 200 422


Related information

On this site

Transfer disability services interstate

Other websites

Independent Living Centre (ILC) - equipment and techniques to help you with everyday tasks


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Page last updated 7 November 2018

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