Resources

Health and Support Services Directories

Human Services Directory

Human Services Directory

http://humanservicesdirectory.vic.gov.au/Home.aspx
The Human Services Directory (HSD) aims to provide Practitioners and Service Providers with access to accurate and up-to-date information about health, social & disability services in Victoria.  
InfoXchange Service Seeker

InfoXchange Service Seeker

http://www.serviceseeker.infoxchange.net.au/
Service Seeker is an electronic health and social services directory across Victoria.  
Respite Gippsland

Respite Gippsland

http://www.respitegippsland.org.au/
Respite in Gippsland (RiG) is Gippsland’s ‘one stop shop’ to accurate, up to date information about respite services that support families, carers and people with disability in Gippsland.  

Information for young people and families

Access for All Abilities

Access for All Abilities

http://aaavic.org.au/
Access for All Abilities connects people in Melbourne with a disability to sports and active recreation opportunities.  
Better Start

Better Start

http://betterstart.net.au/
The Better Start for Children with Disability initiative provides funding for early intervention services.  
Helping Children with Autism

Helping Children with Autism

http://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/disability-and-carers/program-services/for-people-with-disability/helping-children-with-autism
The Helping Children with Autism program created items in the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) for the early diagnosis and treatment of children with autism or any other pervasive developmental disorder (PDD).  

News, Information and Government bodies

Department of Human Services - Disability

Department of Human Services - Disability

http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/for-individuals/disability
For information on financial assistance, accommodation options, community involvement and other supports and services for people with a disability, their families and carers.  
NDIS – National Disability Insurance Scheme

NDIS – National Disability Insurance Scheme

http://www.ndis.gov.au/
You will find information relating the roll out of the NDIS.  
NDS – National Disability Services

NDS – National Disability Services

http://www.nds.org.au/
National Disability Services (NDS) is Australia's peak body for non-government disability service organisations.  You will find up to date information about what is happening in the disability sector.  

Support for Carers

Carers Victoria

Carers Victoria

http://www.carersvictoria.org.au/about-us
Carers Victoria is the state wide voice for family carers, representing and providing support to carers in Victoria  

Legal information

Office of the Public Advocate (OPA)

Office of the Public Advocate (OPA)

http://www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au/
OPA is an independent statutory body established by the Victorian State Government. OPA works to protect and promote the interests, rights and dignity of people with a disability.  
Victoria Legal Aid

Victoria Legal Aid

http://www.legalaid.vic.gov.au/
Victoria Legal Aid helps people with their legal problems and focus on protecting the rights of Victorians.  
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

http://www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au/
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory body.  They provide information on discrimination and equal opportunity within the law.