Reforming Western Australia’s disability legislation

The Department of Communities is undertaking a process to reform Western Australia’s (WA) disability legislation.
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The Department of Communities (Communities) has commenced the process to reform WA disability legislation.

Information gathering consultation process – closed

The initial consultation process to gather information on issues of importance for people with disability in WA on reforming WA disability legislation has now closed. 

People with disability, their families and carers, service providers and interested community members responded to the Consultation Paper and/or attended in-person and online sessions across the regions in WA. The lived experience and insights shared on issues of importance for people with disability in WA is invaluable.

Thank you to all the people, groups or agencies, who took the time to have your say.

How your feedback is being used

Communities is analysing the feedback received in consultations. Time is being taken to understand the lived experience and information gathered.

The feedback will be used to make recommendations to Government and develop the new WA disability legislation. To ensure all relevant issues are captured, drafting the new legislation may also take a little while.

Future opportunities to have your say

Communities will undertake further consultation before any proposed new WA disability legislation is finalised. This means there will be opportunities to have your say in the next stage of the consultation process. Check back here for updates.

Further information

For further information, please contact the