Centrelink provides a range of financial assistance for people with disability and their families and carers. Specialist disability employment services are available to assist job seekers.
The Companion Card is issued to people who have a significant, lifelong need for high level of care to participate in community based activities. The Companion Card allows a person’s carer free entry into participating venues and events.
Department of Family and Community Services: Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC)
ADHC provides a range of services for people with disability and their families and carers. Services include early intervention, everyday living support (including therapy, case management and behaviour support), post school transition and respite care.
Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA)
ECIA promotes the interests of young children with developmental delays and disability. This includes providing information about early childhood intervention to families, professionals and the community and fostering the understanding and development of best practices in early childhood intervention.
Lifestart provides early childhood intervention and school age services for children living with disability or delay, their families and carers.
Medicare provides a range of benefits, payments and services to help with the cost of using health care services, buying prescription medicines or medical equipment.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The NDIS is a national scheme designed to help improve disability services and provide greater control and decision making to people with disability in Australia.
Further information is also available on the National Disability Insurance Scheme in NSW
NSW Council for Intellectual Disability (CID)
NSW CID is a peak body representing the rights and interests of people with intellectual disability in NSW. The Council takes on such activities as providing policy advice, systemic advocacy, community education, and information provision and dissemination.
Parent Line is a telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents and carers of children 0 to 18. The service includes an early childhood intervention infoline for families who have questions about their child's development or who have a child who has been diagnosed with a disability.
Transport for NSW
Transport for NSW offers travel concessions for people with disability and their attendants and carers.