The Federal Government and Department of Social Services have developed and launched a new service for Australians living with disability. The Disability Gateway aims to provide information to help people with disability, their family, friends and carers, to find the support they need.
Launched in January 2021, the Disability Gateway includes a website, a dedicated phone number and social media channels, to assist people to find and access trusted disability support information and services. The service is open to all Australians living with disability, whether they are an NDIS participant or not.
You can use the Disability Gateway website to find helpful information and useful links about different areas of life including:
Income and finance - Access to income and financial supports
Employment - Training and help to find a job
Aids and equipment - Technology to make your everyday activities easier
Housing - Programs and information to help you find a home to suit you
Transport - Help to get you where you want to go
Health and wellbeing - Support and services for your health and wellbeing
Everyday living - Help with the things you need to do every day
Education - Access to educational opportunities at all stages of life
Leisure - Access to sport, recreation, travel and tourism
Rights and Legal - Help with discrimination or legal problems
If you speak a language other than English, the Translating and Interpreting Service, TIS, can read the Disability Gateway to you in your language. You can call TIS on 131 450.
If you have difficulties with speaking or hearing, you can call the National Relay Service on 133 677.