Are you are living with a disability?

Support can help you access and enjoy opportunities in life. It can also help your loved ones who help you in daily life.

Where can I find information about disability?

The Disability Gateway is a website and phone line helping you find options.

You can get information with an interpreter by phoning 131 450 and then telling the interpreter you want to call the Disability Gateway 1800 643 787.

Translated information is available in Arabic, Italian, Greek, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, and Vietnamese.

What’s the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a government program that provides money to buy disability supports.

Support can help you to look after yourself and your manage activities in your home. It can help you participate in social, learning, work, and recreational activities.

Who can get the NDIS?

The NDIS is for people who:

  • have a permanent disability or a developmental delay which significantly affects their ability to take part in everyday activities,
  • are less than 65 years old, and
  • are an Australian citizen, hold a permanent visa, or hold a protected category visa.

For too long families from refugee and migrant families have missed out on disability information and support.

The NDIS has a Cultural and Linguistic Diversity strategy to help improve this situation.

How to find out more

  • Phone an interpreter 131 450 to talk to a Settlement and Community Services team member on 03 6221 0999 – we can introduce you to an NDIS worker when they visit MRC Tas in Glenorchy each fortnight
  • Phone an interpreter 131 450 to talk to the NDIS to complete a verbal access request form on 1800 800 110
  • Listen to information in your language below