The Australian Government provides funding to 13 national disability organisations to contribute to government policies on issues affecting people with disability, their families and carers. They also convey information between government, their membership and the broader community on social policy issues and represent constituencies’ views.
The national disability organisations are member-based organisations, accountable to the individuals and groups that support them.
In recognition of the complexity and diversity of the disability population, the national disability organisations represent many types of disabilities, as well as the interests of women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability and their communities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and children with disability.
In collaboration with the organisations this clearinghouse has been established as an online repository of information from and about the national disability organisations. Importantly for people with disability, their families, carers and other stakeholders this website will provide a single point of access to information on the disability organisations – their role, activities and representation.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that this web site may contain images of deceased people.
- Use the main menu to navigate through the main content areas of the site. Once clicked through, each main menu item has a summary of its sub pages.
- Beneath the main menu are quick links to an overview of each of the thirteen National Disability Organisations.
- The side menu details upcoming events, recent news and an archive of previous news.
- Use the Search tool if you are having trouble finding an item on the site, or if you don’t know exactly what you are looking for.