Community Services

Links to Important Community Services and Resources

Action on Disability in Ethnic Communities (ADEC)

Services and supports to empower people with disabilities from ethnic backgrounds, their carers and families to fully participate as members of the Victorian community

Phone: 9480 7000 (Preston Office)

Website: adec.org.au

Amaze

Amaze builds autism understanding in the community and provides information and resources to autistic people, families, professionals, government and the wider community

Phone: 1300 308 699

Website: amaze.org.au

Carers Victoria

Carers Victoria is the state wide voice for family carers, representing and providing support to carers in Victoria.

Phone: 1800 514 845

Website: www.carersvictoria.org.au

Department of Health and Human Services

An overview of the range of disability support the department provides for people with intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive and neurological disabilities.

Phone: 1300 650 172

Website: services.dhhs.vic.gov.au/about-disability-services

Department of Health and Human Services

Disability Information Line. Information on who to contact if you want to access disability supports and services

Phone: 1800 783 783

Website: services.dhhs.vic.gov.au/disability-supports-and-services-contacts

Department of Health and Human Services

Information about programs that give parents the right support to build their skills and confidence and have been proven to make a difference for children and families.

Phone: 1300 650 172

Website: services.dhhs.vic.gov.au/parenting-support

Infoxchange Service Seeker

Service finder for health, welfare and community services directory.

Website: serviceseeker.com.au

Local Council Services

Information on how to contact your local Council and the different service areas they may offer.

Website: knowyourcouncil.vic.gov.au

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The NDIS provides support to eligible people with intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive and psychosocial disability. Early intervention supports can also be provided for eligible people with disability or children with developmental delay.

Phone: 1800 800 110
Website: ndis.gov.au/contact

Valid

The Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability (VALID) is the peak organisation in the Victorian disability sector representing adults with an intellectual disability and their families.

Phone: 9416 4003
Website: valid.org.au

TIS Interpreting Service

The service is available to any individual or organisation in Australia, enabling non-English speakers to independently access services and information over the phone. The majority of TIS services are free to non-English speakers as the organisation you are contacting will accept the charges for the service.

Phone: 131 450
Website: tisnational.gov.au

Vietnamese Community in Australia – Vic

The VCA Vic Disability services provide a range of support to families. The support provides a bridge to link families to mainstream services due to the language barrier.

Phone: 9689 8515
Website: vcavic.org.au

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