There are a wide range of services and supports available for people with disability. However, searching for information and services can sometimes be difficult.
The Australian Government’s Disability Gateway is a free, Australia-wide service dedicated to helping people living with disability, their families and carers find trusted information and services – and it can also help you with your COVID-19 questions.
- phone line
- social media channels
The Disability Gateway aims to improve access to information and services and make searching less stressful. It is a central starting point, providing information people can trust that is accessible, easy and safe to use.
Information on the website is structured around 10 topic areas, including income and finance, employment, aids and equipment, housing, transport, health and wellbeing, everyday living, education, leisure, and rights and legal.
The Disability Gateway phone line provides free, fact-checked information and can transfer people directly to other support services if needed, such as counselling or advocacy.
The Disability Gateway also provides COVID-19 support
The Disability Gateway website has a dedicated COVID-19 page which provides access to current advice from the Australian Government along with relevant information for each State and Territory.
The Disability Gateway can help you to make a booking to get your COVID-19 vaccine. Call 1800 643 787, Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm or to find out more on COVID-19 vaccines visit: https://www.disabilitygateway.gov.au/coronavirus/covid19-vaccines
For more information go to disabilitygateway.gov.au or call 1800 643 787. The Disability Gateway phone line is available Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm AEDT.
Current information has also been provided in a range of accessible formats including Easy Read, Auslan and Braille here: https://www.disabilitygateway.gov.au/coronavirus/covid19-support