We provide a range of short-term and ongoing support options for people with a disability.
Our services include individual support aimed at helping people with a disability to live independently and to participate in community life. We also provide supported accommodation services for people with the greatest needs.
Visit the our disability support pages for more information about our current services.
National Disability Insurance Scheme
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of delivering services and support for people with permanent disability in Australia. It will significantly increase the number of Victorians accessing disability care from around 75,000 people to more than 105,000.
Supporting the implementation of the NDIS and its interface with the health services system, child protection and housing is a key priority for the department.
The NDIS is a profound change in the disability service delivery environment. Victoria will transition to the full scheme over three financial years from 2016–17 to 2018–19.
Visit the NDIS Victoria website for detailed information about Victoria's transition to the NDIS.
State disability plan 2017 - 2020
Absolutely everyone is the state disability plan of the Victorian Government for 2017 to 2020. The plan commits to a range of actions for achieving greater inclusion, in partnership with the community. The plan tackles the negative attitudes and barriers that more than one million Victorians with a disability deal with on a daily basis.
It sets out our priorities and actions for achieving inclusion under four key pillars:
- Inclusive communities
- Health, housing and wellbeing
- Fairness and safety
- Contributing lives
The plan focuses on key areas to drive change such as adopting a universal design approach, changing attitudes, increasing access to affordable housing, public transport, schools and jobs and making the most of the NDIS.
This whole-of-government plan was developed after an extensive community consultation process, and all Victorian Government departments contributed to the plan.
The department’s Office for Disability will have an ongoing role in coordinating and monitoring the plan. We will continue to work together – with the community and with our partners in government, the sector and business – to implement the plan from early 2017.
Visit the State disability plan website for more information.