Australians living with a disability are assisted by a range of services offered by public, private and not-for-profit organisations.
The largest group of disability service providers are not-for-profit, represented by the National Disability Services Limited (NDS). NDS is a nation-wide industry association with over 600 members, operating several thousand services for people with all types of disability.
This directory lists products, services and support organisations relevant to people living with a disability.
TAD Disability Services NSW
Northmead, NSW 2152TAD Disability Services NSW - services for people of all ages with disabilities:
Custom Designed Equipment - volunteers modify equipment or make when none available;
Freedom Wheels - customised bike program for children with disabilities
Computer Support Service - sells refurbished computers at low cost
George Winston Communication Service - information, journal, brochures and speakers
Melbourne, VIC 3000Yooralla is one of Victoria's oldest and largest non-profit community organisations. We help Victorians who live with a disability acquired from birth, accident, ill health or age. We help both children and adults with disabilities to do everyday things that most of us take for granted - things like eating, talking, showering, working and generally living independently.
Donations Toll Free: 1800 666 010
Marrickville and Petersham
Lilyfield, NSW 2040Tirrikee provides a support and rehabilitation program to former boarding house residents with complex needs.
Nedlands, WA 6009The Spina Bifida Association is a self-help group formed by families in 1970 to provide support and information for those living with Spina Bifida. Our mission is to improve the lives of people with Spina Bifida by empowering, informing and supporting them in the quest to achieve personal life goals.
Footscray, VIC 3011Emergency after hours respite service. Short-term personal care and in-home support for people with disabilities living in northern, eastern and western metropolitan Melbourne.
Rosewood Aged People's Home Committee Inc
Rosewood, QLD 4340Cabanda Day Respite service is a five days a week program that is part of the Home and Community Care services. It is designed to assist the frail aged and those with a disability to remain at home with the help of their relatives or friends.
Carlton, VIC 3053An independent statutory office, working to promote the interests, rights and dignity of Victorians with disability.
TTY: 1300 305 612
Geelong, VIC 3220An independent organisation that provides advocacy, support and referral to people with disabilities, their families and carers - living in the Barwon South West region of Victoria.
Yooralla Society of Victoria
Melbourne, VIC 3000F I R S T B A S E assists young people with disabilities over 18 years old to make the transition from school to adult lifestyles of their choice. This is achieved through a range of community bases that develop a variety of adult skills while providing appropriate on-site therapy.
Yooralla Society of Victoria
Melbourne, VIC 3000PATHFINDER assists young adults with practical skills to develop individual pursuits within the community, according to specific interests.