This is a challenging and distressing time for everyone. We want to reassure people living with disability that we are working hard with government and other stakeholders to ensure the disability community is not neglected in the response to COVID19. Stay well and take care of yourselves and each other.
Stay connected with us.
Stay connected with each other.
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If you feel isolated and want to stay connected socially, friendly volunteers from the COVID Connect hotline can give you a daily call to check in on your wellbeing. This service is free for adults of all ages.
Online Community Groups
Various peer support groups to stay connected and discuss topics such as inclusive education, employment and self-managing your NDIS plan
For anyone who wants to have a casual chat. All conversations are anonymous and you can chat about anything you want with a volunteer
A Facebook group for women, girls (aged 15 years and above), feminine identifying and non-binary people living with disability to share ideas, questions and experiences about living in Australia with a disability
This is a Facebook group for people from migrant or refugee backgrounds who live with a disability. Run by the Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC), OPSN is a safe space from people of diverse backgrounds, or their carers and families, to share their experiences and information.
This is a free online community powered by Starlight Children's Foundation for young people (and their siblings) aged 12 to 20 years and living with disability, serious illness or a chronic health condition. Swap stories, ask for ideas, and talk about whatever’s going on in your life, from operations to issues with friends and family.
This is a free, private helpline that can provide information and referrals for people living with disability who have been impacted by COVID-19.
This contains the latest information on the NDIS's response to COVID-19.
This fact sheet contains information on when PPE should be used, how NDIS providers and self-managing participants can request for PPE, as well as an update on the current availablity of PPE in Australia.