Disability support services
Disability Royal Commission advocacy support services ended on 30 June 2023 and counselling support services ended on 31 December 2023.
The Disability Royal Commission delivered its final report on the violence, neglect, abuse and exploitation of people with disability on 29 September 2023. The report is available on the Disability Royal Commission website in accessible formats, including Easy Read and Auslan.
On this page
- What disability support services are available?
- What other support is available?
- Where to find more information
What disability support services are available?
If you are seeking disability support services, there are still a wide range of options available.
The Disability Gateway is a free, Australia-wide service. It helps all people with disability, their families and carers to find trusted information and connect to services in their area. You can either:
The National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) provides people with disability access to effective advocacy support. This support promotes and protects the rights of people with disability by helping to remove barriers to their full and equal participation in the community. Find out more about the NDAP at dss.gov.au/national-disability-advocacy-program.
The Disability Advocacy Support Helpline provides short term and phone-based disability advocacy support, no matter where you live in Australia. The Helpline may refer you to other supports in your local area based on your individual needs. For more information about the Helpline, visit the resources page. There are Easy Read, Auslan and translated resources.
To request disability advocacy support, you can either:
You can also find an advocacy support provider near you by visiting Ask Izzy at askizzy.org.au/disability-advocacy-finder
The National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline is a free, independent and confidential service for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability. You can either:
- call 1800 880 052 Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm AEST/AEDT
- visit www.jobaccess.gov.au/complaints/hotline
What other support is available?
You can also access other support services.
The National Sexual Assault, Family and Domestic Violence Counselling Line is available for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence or sexual assault. It is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. You can either:
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians with access to crisis support and suicide prevention services. It is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. You can either:
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 000.
Where to find more information
- Disability Gateway
- Disability Royal Commission website
- National Disability Advocacy Program support services finder
- Commonwealth Disability Royal Commission Taskforce
- COVID-19 Information and support for people with disability and carers