Organisations that can help SDA support people

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Organisation What they do Contact
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Commission – includes National Quality and Safeguards Commission An independent agency that regulates the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services.
The Commission regulates NDIS providers, provides national consistency and identifies areas for improvement.
1800 035 544
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National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) An independent statutory agency that implements the NDIS.
The NDIS supports Australians with a significant and permanent disability.
1800 800 110
The Summer Foundation Addresses issues in housing accessibility, availability and affordability.
The Foundation provide housing resources for residents, their families, carers and providers.
(03) 9894 7006
National Disability Services (NDS)  Supports disability service providers through learning and development resources, event and training. (03) 8341 4300
Carers Victoria Provides personalised support to unpaid carers who are assisting those transitioning to the NDIS. 1800 242 636
Office of the Public Advocate (Vic) Provides services to protect and promote the rights, interests and dignity of people with a disability. 1300 309 337
State Trustees Administers the financial and legal affairs of Victorians living with a disability. 1300 138 672
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) VCAT can appoint State Trustees as an administrator if a resident’s disability affects their decision-making capacity.
State Trustees does not have the authority to make personal and lifestyle decisions on the resident’s behalf.
1300 018 228
AMAZE Works with peer-support groups of people with autism to build their capacity to engage with the NDIS.

1300 308 699

Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council Provides support, information and resources to help people with psychosocial disabilities. (03) 9380 3900
Women with Disabilities Victoria Support to inform and empower women with a disability. (03) 9286 7800
Youth Disability Advocacy Service Provides information for young people with disability, their families and carers about the NDIS. (03) 9267 3709
Vision Australia Support for people with low vision/blindness to transition to the NDIS. 1300 84 74 66
Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) Supports members of the Victorian Aboriginal community-controlled organisations to better engage with the NDIS. (03) 9411 9411
Self-Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU) Works to strengthen self-advocacy groups and networks and increase engagement with the NDIS. (03) 9639 6856
Municipal Association of Victoria Provides information and resources to local councils – NDIS transition. (03) 9667 5555
Down Syndrome Victoria Provides specialist information and support for families and professionals. 1300 658 873
Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health Provides interpreters, multicultural education aides and bicultural workers to help understand and work with NDIS concepts. (03) 9418 9929