The Companion Card WA is issued in the name of the person who has a disability, and is valid for 5 years. More info online or call 1800 617 337. Check the website for a list of places that accept the companion card.
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.
Listed for WA: Sienna Wood Shipwreck Park, Hilbert – Sail upon the SS Shipwreck for hours of fun.
Walpole-Nornalup National Park – The park is famous for its Karri and Red Tingle Trees and they can be enjoyed on the wheelchair accessible Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk.
Rockingham foreshore, Perth – The pristine foreshore offers beach access matting, making it the ideal place to visit this summer.
ADA Australia (Aged and Disability Advocates) – 1800 818 338
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
Access Communications – Government provides access and benefit from communications services learn what is available and where from.
Beyond Blue (Depression, anxiety and related disorders) – 1300 224 636
Black Dog Institute, for Suicide and mental illness support – Web link on where to get help
Carers Australia WA – 1800 242 636
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, if you have an illness, injury or disability.
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
Kids Helpline (Help and support for under 18’s) – 1800 551 800
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.
Meals on Wheels, South Perth Senior Citizens Centre – 08 9367 9880. Open 8:30am-4pm daily.
MensLine Australia, Counselling and support – 1300 789 978
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.
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. SES WA
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.
Western Australian Association of the Deaf Inc. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you are deaf or have a speech or hearing impairment text 146 in an emergency.
This is a Text Emergency Call, not SMS. Learn how to use the NRS 106 number here.
You will be asked if you want police type PPP, fire type 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.
Learn to make an emergency call here
Do you have a companion card?
The card holder’s chosen companion may be paid or an 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.
Apply for a card here