Disability support services

Services to support Western Australians living with disability, their families and carers, through various programs, initiatives and strategies.
Last updated: 27 September 2022

Disability support services delivered throughout Western Australia include the the following programs, initiatives and strategies that are provided and/or funded by Communities.

Advocacy services for people with disability: funding from the Department of Communities for independent advocacy organisations and services.

Disability Justice Service: for eligible people with intellectual disability, cognitive impairment or autism who are involved with the criminal justice system.

Local Coordination: the State is responsible for providing continuity of support for people under 65 years of age who do not meet the NDIS residency requirements and who were receiving State-funded disability-related supports.

Support services for families and carers: organisations that provide support for families and carers of individuals living with disability.

Rights of people with disability: know your rights and how you are protected in difficult situations.

National Disability Insurance Scheme: information about the NDIS and how to apply (external link)