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NDIS Fraud Reporting Hotline

The Australian Government is committed to preventing fraud against its programs and services. The NDIA is serious about preventing, detecting and dealing with fraud against the Agency and the NDIS. If you suspect someone may be committing fraud against the NDIA or NDIS you should report it. When reporting suspected fraud, keep in mind the … Continued

Autism Connect

Autism Connect is Australia’s first national autism helpline providing information, advice and referrals to help autistic people, their supporters and professionals.  This helpline is free, evidence-based and independent. The friendly team offers expert advice in many areas, including: exploring autism and autistic identity assessment and diagnosis school and education the NDIS behaviour strategies referrals to services … Continued

Community Connect

The Community Connector Program targets individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with disabilities who require support to access the NDIS or who require additional support with NDIS or other services. This service is free. What Community Connectors can do: Help build better community awareness of the NDIS Assist individuals, their families and/or carers to … Continued

Disability Intermediaries Australia

The industry group for providers of intermediary services. Formed in late 2018 , Disability Intermediaries Australia (DIA) is Australia’s peak body for non-government disability intermediary service organisations and practitioners. Collectively, DIA members deliver Support Coordination and Plan Management services for Australians with all types of disability. As the NDIS continues to make intermediary services better … Continued

Syndromes Without A Name (SWAN) Australia

Area of operation:

Email
info@swanaus.org.au

Web
https://swanaus.org.au

Phone
0404 280 441

SWAN Australia is the peak organisation and not for profit charity that provides information and support to families caring for a child with an undiagnosed or rare genetic condition. We aim to increase awareness and understanding of the impact and prevalence of undiagnosed genetic conditions within the wider community. SWAN provide information and emotional support … Continued

Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria

Area of operation:

Web
https://cpv.vic.gov.au

Phone
(03) 83 or 1800 638 802

Formerly the Taxi Services Commission, this is the new regulator of the commercial passenger vehicle industry. This industry includes unbooked services (taxi rank and hail) and booked services (taxis, hire cars and rideshare vehicles) and also issue driving instructor authorities. Aim: To work in partnership with the commercial passenger vehicle industry to ensure services for … Continued

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Independent Family Advocacy and Support (IFAS)

This service provides early, non-legal advocacy and support to families who are involved in the child protection system. IFAS has a focus on parents of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and parents with an intellectual disability. IFAS also provides coaching for self-advocacy for CALD, family violence, LGBTQI, mental health and other disabilities. IFAS is … Continued

Arts Access Australia (AAA)

Area of operation:

Email
info@artsaccessaustralia.org

Web
https://artsaccessaustralia.org/

Phone
0419 201 338 (voice or text)

Arts Access Australia’s mission is to advance equality for Australians with disability as artists, arts workers, participants and audiences, through information, resources, research and advocacy. AAA works with government and other key stakeholders in the sector to advocate for better access to the arts to ensure full and equal opportunity for cultural participation and contribution … Continued

National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline

A free, independent and confidential service for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability. Anyone can contact the Hotline, including family members, friends, service providers or a person with disability. The Hotline works with callers to find appropriate ways of dealing with reports of abuse and neglect of people with disability. The Hotline is not a … Continued

Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN)

The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) is a national network comprised of nine state and territory organisations that have been successfully delivering advocacy, information and education services to older people in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote Australia for over 25 years. Older Persons Advocacy Network’s free services support older people and their representatives to address … Continued

Elder Rights Advocacy

Area of operation:

Email
era@era.asn.au

Web
http://era.asn.au

Phone
1800 700 600 or (03) 9602 3066

Information, advocacy and education that supports older Victorian’s and their right to access quality aged care. Our free, independent and confidential service covers all forms of Australian Government funded aged care. Advocacy involves supporting older people, and their families, to communicate their needs and have these listened to and acted upon by service providers. Our … Continued

Victorian Independent Office for School Dispute resolution

The Independent Office for School Dispute Resolution works alongside parents​​, students and Victorian government schools to resolve issues through an independent, simple and fair process. The Independent Office is the final step in the Department of Education and Training’s dispute resolution process. Your school should always be the first point of contact for a complaint, followed … Continued

REAL Choice for DHHS Disability Housing

This Facebook community exists to connect families with disabled loved ones in DHHS residential units who have similar concerns about the changes with residential units being privatised – a decision taken without any consultation with the residents. Shouldn’t staying with DHHS be a viable option for residents who are not interested in disruptive, uncertain changes?