Access WA is a Western Australian access guide for people with a disability, carers, and seniors to search and find accessible business and community facilities in WA. Access information will assist people of all ages and abilities, including people who use a wheelchair, have difficulty walking or who are blind or deaf.
For more information visit: Access WA
Acrod Parking Program
The Acrod Parking Program supports Western Australians by providing free parking permits and access to premium parking spaces at public buildings and areas in WA. Subject to criteria.
For more information visit: Acrod
Carers WA is a not-for-profit organisation who provides counselling, social support, education, and training to family carers living in Western Australia.
For more information visit: Carers WA
Companion Card WA
The Companion Card is a card issued to people with a significant and permanent disability who require attendant care support from a companion to participate at most venues and activities. If you hold a card and present this when booking or purchasing a ticket from participating business they will issue a second ticket for your companion at no charge.
For more information visit: Companion Card WA
Disability Services Commission
The Disability Services Commission works in partnership with service provides and other government departments, assisting with and providing information for individuals with a disability, their families and carers.
For more information visit: Disability Services Commission
Developmental Disability WA
Developmental Disability WA is a source of independent information, advocacy, education, and support for people with intellectual and other developmental disability, their families, and the people who support them. DDWA offers free membership to individuals and family members, and others who have an interest in advancing the rights and needs of people with disability.
For more information visit: Developmental Disability WA
Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA)
DANA is the national representative body for a network of advocacy organisations throughout Australia. Their vision is of a nation who includes and values people with disability and respects human rights for all. Use their “Find an advocate” on the website to find local advocates to assist you.
For more information visit – https://www.dana.org.au/
First Peoples’ Disability Network
The FPDN is the peak organisation representing and advocating for the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with disability.
For more information visit: First Peoples Disability Network
Health and Disability Services Complaints Office
The Health and Disability Services Complaints Office (HaDSCO) is an independent Statutory Authority providing an impartial resolution service for complaints relating to health, disability and mental health services provided in Western Australia and the Indian Ocean Territories.
For more information visit: Health and Disability Services Complaints Office
Human Rights Commission Australian
The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is an independent third party which investigates complaints about discrimination and human rights breaches.
For more information visit: Australian Human Rights Commission
National Disability Insurance Scheme
There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. When it is fully rolled out, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide about 460,000 Australians aged under 65, who have permanent and significant disability with funding for supports and services.
For more information visit: National Disability Insurance Scheme
National Disability Standards
The National Disability Standards set out the quality standards expected of service providers that provide disability services. They outline how disability services are to be provided and what individuals with disability, families and carers should experience when accessing these services.
For more information visit: National Disability Standards
NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
The Commission is an independent agency established to improve the quality and safety of NDIS Supports and services. It regulates NDIS providers, provide national consistency, promote safety and quality services, resolve problems and identify areas for improvement. The Commission will take effect in Western Australia from 1 December 2020.
For more information visit: NDIS Commission
Public Advocate Office WA
The Office of the Public Advocate works to promote and protect the human rights for adults with decision making disabilities.
For more information visit: Public Advocate Office WA
People with Disabilities (WA)
People with Disabilities WA provides non-legal advocacy to people with disability. Advocacy is the process of standing alongside individuals to ensure everyone is able to speak out, express their views and uphold their rights. Their services are available to any person with a disability and you do not need to be a member.
For more information visit – https://www.pwdwa.org/
SECCA is a non-profit organisation designed to support people with disabilities, in their efforts to learn about human relationships, sexuality and sexual health across the lifespan; as well as helping them to develop skills that will empower them to make informed choices, while acknowledging their own individual capacity to enhance the quality of their lives.
For more information visit: SECCA
Spinal Cord Injury Australia
SCIA is a national, member-based organisation with locations across Australia. They have a vision of a society without barriers for people living with spinal cord injury and other physical disability. SCIA also provide short term accommodation respite in Floreat.
For more information visit: Spinal Cord Injury Australia
Taxi User Subsidy Scheme
The Taxi User Subsidy Scheme (TUSS) is a subsidy available to certain eligible people living in Perth or Western Australia with disabilities travelling in Taxis. To be eligible a person must have a disability that will always prevent them using conventional public transport and are either over ten years of age, or less than ten years of age and use a wheelchair.
For more information visit: Taxi User Subsidy Scheme
WA Individualised Services
WAiS supports people, families, and service providers in understanding, designing and developing individualised services.
For more information visit: WA Individualised Services