Useful links

State & Commonwealth Government Departments

NSW Ageing, Disability, and Home Care www.adhc.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 1800 350 792

Commonwealth Department of Family & Community Services www.facs.gov.au
Phone: 1300 653 227

Intake and referral – ADHC http://www.adhc.nsw.gov.au/contact_us
Phone: (02) 8732 1300 Metro South
Phone: (02) 9407 1855 Metro North

 

Intellectual Disability

NSW Council for Intellectual Disability www.nswcid.org.au
Phone: (02) 9211 1611/ 1800 424 065

Down Syndrome Association of NSW www.downsyndromensw.org.au
Phone: (02) 9841 4414

Autism Spectrum Australia www.aspect.org.au
Phone: 1800 277 328

 

Disability Rights & Advocacy

Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) www.acoss.org.au
Phone: 02 9310 6200

The Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS) www.ncoss.org.au
Phone: (02) 9211 2599

Disability Rights, Australian Human Rights Commission www.humanrights.gov.au/disability-rights-homepage
Phone: (02) 9284 9600/ 1800 620 241

Family advocacy http://www.familyadvocacy.org.au/
Phone: (08) 8340 4450

Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association http://www.mdaa.org.au/
Phone: (02) 9891 6400/ 1800 629 072

Intellectual Disability Rights Service http://www.idrs.org.au
Phone: 02 9318 0144

 

Families and carers

Carers Australia www.carersaustralia.com.au/
Phone: (02) 6122 9900/ 1800 242 636

 

Cerebral Palsy Guide

http://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com 

 

Disability

People with Disabilities NSW www.pwd.org.au
Phone: 1800 422 015

Physical Disability Council of NSW www.pdcnsw.org.au
Phone: 02 9552 1606/ 1800 688 831

Brain Injury Association – http://www.biansw.org.au/
Phone: 1800 272 461

Centre for Developmental Disability Studies www.cdds.med.usyd.edu.au
Phone: 02 9036 3600

Epilepsy Australia – http://www.epilepsy.org.au/
Phone: 02 9686 8162/ 1300 852 853 (Helpline)

National Council on Intellectual Disability (www.ncid.org.au)
Phone: 02 6296 4400

NSW Ombudsman www.ombo.nsw.org.au
Phone: 02 9286 1000/1800 451 524

NSW Council for Intellectual Disability www.nswcid.org.au
Phone: 02 9211 1611

Disability Council of New South Wales www.disabilitycouncil.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 02 9377 6400

 

Ageing

Council on the Ageing and National Seniors (Australia) www.cota.org.au
Phone: 08 8232 0422

Alzheimer’s Association of Australia www.alznsw.asn.au
Phone: 1800 100 500

 

General Resources/Services

Technical Aid to the Disabled www.tadnsw.org.au
Phone: 02 9912 3400

Total mobility aid – http://www.totalmobility.com.au
Phone: 02 95201866

Arjo Huntleigh Healthcare – http://www.huntleigh-healthcare.com/au/
Phone: Number not available

Information on Disability-Equipment Access Service Inc www.ideas.org.au
Phone: 1800 029 904

 

Financial Assistance

Companion card – http://www.companioncard.org.au/
Phone: 1800 650 611

Taxi subsidy scheme- http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/
Phone: 131 500/ 1800 637 500

Community aid – http://www.hca.org.au/
Phone: (02) 9639 8620

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