Vision loss/Blindness

Blind Citizens Australia

Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) aims to be the united voice of blind and vision-impaired Australians


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.

Companion Card

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) - NSW Chapter

ECIA NSW 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.

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT enhances the quality of life of people who are blind or have impaired vision, by assisting in their achievement of independence through access and mobility.


Humanware distribute assistive technology products for people with low vision, blindness and learning disabilities.

Learning Links

Learning Links provides a range services for children with a disability or learning support needs, including early intervention groups, long day care and assessment and therapy services.


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

Parent Line

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.


Quantum provides products and services to people with a print disability (low vision, blindness or a learning difficulty).

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)

RIDBC provides education and therapy services to children with hearing loss/Deafness and/or vision loss/Blindness. Services include early intervention, preschool and school age support.

Transport for NSW

Transport for NSW offers travel concessions for people with disability and their attendants and carers.

Vision Australia

Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia.

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