Useful Links

Other Disability Services

Companion Card

The Ticket to Community Inclusion

Companion Card promotes the right of people with a disability, who require a companion, to fair ticketing at Victorian events and venues.

To apply for your companion card, click here http://www.vic.companioncard.org.au/ccapplycard.htm

Office of the Public Advocate

Independent, statutory organisation that represents the interests of people with disabilities and their families. They can investigate and assist with complaints about services and provide individual advocacy.

www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au

Disability Services Commissioner

Level 30, 5 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000 Phone: 1800 677 342 (free call) P70 Bhone: 1300 728 187 (local call)
TTY: 1300 726 563 Fax: 03 8608 5765
Email: complaints@odsc.vic.gov.au
Website: www.odsc.vic.gov.au
Feedback: feedback@odsc.vic.gov.au

National Disability Services

Peak body for disability service organisations

http://www.nds.org.au

Department of Human Services

Human Services – Disability Services

Provides a range of services for people with intellectual, physical, sensory and neurological disabilities and acquired brain injury.

Level 8, 50 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria
Australia, 3000
Phone: 1300 650 172 [local call fee within Victoria, except mobile phones]
Interstate, international and mobile callers please call: (61 3) 9096 0000
Fax: (03) 9096 9140

If you are deaf, or have a hearing impairment or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service (external link).
TTY users – phone 13 3677 then ask for 1300 650 172
Speak and Listen users – phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 1300 650 172

Email: disability.services@dhs.vic.gov.au
Web: www.dhs.vic.gov.au/disability

Human Services – Concessions Unit

Information about all concessions and entitlements available to Commonwealth Concession Cardholders in Victoria.
Telephone: 1800 658 521
Email: concessions@dhs.vic.gov.au
Web: www.dhs.vic.gov.au/concessions

Aids & Assisted Technology

Aids & Equipment

DHS Guidelines Victorian Aids and Equipment Program
www.dhs.vic.gov.au/for-individuals/disability/aids-and-equipment

Assistive Technology

Communication

Enquiry service and advice about specialised equipment/technology for people of all ages with a disability (not just a physical disabilities).

Equipment

Adapted recreation and sporting equipment for people with disabilities.

The Centre provides a wide range of equipment for hire and products for sale.

Recycle and distribute computers and equipment to people with disabilities in Victoria.

Information and advice on daily living equipment

Early Childhood Intervention, equipment and toy library.

A not-for-profit organisation that makes and modifies equipment for people with disabilities whose needs cannot be met commercially.

Bringing the benefits and joy of cycling to ALL PEOPLE.