NEW SOUTH WALES
National Home Doctor Service – Phone: 137425 | Website: www.homedoctor.com.au
Mobility Maps for NSW Areas – Find your area and download the PDF
National Public Toilet Map – Find a toilet near you when you are out and about.
Far North Coast Council – Active and Healthy activities, classes and groups.
Coffs Harbour Council – Active and Healthy activities, classes and groups.
Wheelchair accessible Accommodation around Australia – Can go anywhere
Holiday in Australia – With the help of the NDIS list (available here: https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/4121-summer-fun) there’s no shortage of inclusive fun to be had around the country.
Gold Coast Theme Parks – Guests who produce their Companion Card are entitled to one ‘free of charge companion’, so that their companion can provide care and support during their visit to any of the three major parks – Dreamworld, Sea World, Movie World. Guests with any special needs are recommended to visit Guest Services upon arrival for assistance in planning their day.
The Companion Card QLD is issued in the name of the person who has a disability, and is valid for 5 years. More info.
Access-friendly walking tracks – The warmer weather is the perfect time to explore the tree lined, wheelchair-accessible walking tracks on the fringes of Sydney.
Livvi’s Place, Port Macquarie – Livvi’s Place is the place to be on a hot summers day where you can cool off in a water play area and check out the view in the wheelchair accessible pirate ship.
There are many places in NSW that are accessible, please share your favourite place to visit.
ADA Australia (Aged and Disability Advocates) – 1800 818 338
Access Communications – Government provides access and benefit from communications services learn what is available and where from.
Beyond Blue For help with Depression, anxiety and related disorders – 1300 224 636
Black Dog Institute, for Suicide and mental illness support – Web link on where to get help
Centrelink – At Centrelink you will find a range of services for families, carers, and people with disabilities. Phone list of departments.
Disability Support (Centrelink) – Payments and services for you, your family or carers. Call 132 717.
Disabled Surfers Association NSW Far North Coast – Learn to surf in the Northern Beaches, NSW
Crime Stoppers (To help solve a crime) – 1300 333 000
Department of Community, Disability Services & Seniors – 1800 080 464
Department of Veteran Affairs – Web link to DVA help numbers or for General enquiries – 1800 555 254
Disability Information Service – 1800 177 120
Energex (Power supply/outages) – 13 62 62
Fire Home Safety Checklist – Be prepared for a fire in your home by checking these lists
Kids Helpline (Help and support for under 18’s) – 1800 551 800
Legal Aid NSW – A state-wide organisation providing legal services to socially and economically disadvantaged people across NSW. They deliver legal services in most areas of criminal, family and civil law – 1300 888 529
Lifeline (counselling and support) – 13 11 14
Life threatening emergencies (critical or serious situations only) – 000 or call 106 if you are deaf or have a speech or hearing impairment.
MensLine Australia, Counselling and support – 1300 789 978
Multicultural NSW – Multicultural NSW promotes community harmony and social cohesion in one of the most culturally diverse states in the world. Interpreting and Translation services or Call 08 8255 6767
National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) – provides people with disability with access to effective disability advocacy that promotes, protects and ensures their full and equal enjoyment of all human rights enabling community participation. Learn more here.
National Disability Insurance Agency, NDIS ensures that people with disability continue to get the support they need – 1800 800 110
NCAT Guardianship Division – NCAT’s Guardianship Division is a specialist disability division within NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal. The Division conducts hearings to determine applications about adults with a decision making disability who are incapable of making their own decisions and who may require a legally appointed substitute decision maker – Call 1300 006 228 and press 2 for Guardianship Division matters.
NSW Disability Advocacy Service – The NSW Disability Advocacy service is funded to provide advocacy by Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) and NSW Ageing Disability and Home Care (ADHC) – 1300 365 085
Official Community Visitors – (OVC Scheme) is now part of the NSW Ageing and Disability Commission. OCV’s are appointed by the Minister for Families Communities and Disability Services. These are people who have direct experience and expertise in areas such as disability services and supports, mental health, out-of-home care, advocacy and health care.
Police non urgent – 131 444
Relationships Australia – Great website resource of beneficial information for all kind of relationships.
Seniors One Stop Information Line (no question too big or small) – 1300 135 500
State Emergency Service – SES (flood and storm assistance – fallen trees, roof damage, floods). You are a ‘vulnerable resident” if you’re elderly, fragile or have a disability which prevents you from being able to help yourself during a flood or storm emergency, then the SES will prioritise your request based on your needs and information provided – you will need to contact them. Be prepared Download the SES app. Call 13 25 00 .
The National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) provides people with disability access to effective disability advocacy that promotes, protects and ensures their full and equal enjoyment of all human rights enabling community participation. Learn More.
The Australian Human Rights Commission – The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory organisation. They promote the rights of people with disabilities and building a more accessible , more inclusive community. More here
The Deaf Society – One of Australia’s leading providers of specialist services for deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing people and their families. Weblink to more information.
The Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS) is a specialist legal advocacy service for people with intellectual disability in New South Wales. They work with and for people with intellectual disability to exercise and advance their rights. 02 9265 6300 or 1300 665 908.
UDC Areas of service
If you are deaf or have a speech or hearing impairment text 106 in an emergency.
This is a Text Emergency Call, not SMS. Learn how to use the 106 Number here
You will be asked if you want police (type PPP), fire (FFF) or ambulance (type AAA). Note Speak and Listen (or voice carry over) users just need to say ‘police’, ‘fire’ or ‘ambulance’ to the relay officer
Do you have a companion card?
The cardholder’s chosen companion may be a paid or unpaid assistant or carer, family member, friend or partner.
Companion Card holders receive a second ‘companion’ ticket at no charge at participating venues and on public transport. The ‘companion’ ticket is also exempt from booking fees.