National Disability Information Gateway
The Federal Government has committed to developing a National Disability Information Gateway (the Disability Gateway), to help improve the lives of people with disability, their families and carers.
The Disability Gateway will include a website and 1800-phone number, to assist all people with disability and their families to locate and access information and services in their communities.
The first ‘public phase’ of the Disability Gateway is now available at www.disabilitygateway.gov.au until January 2021.
People with disability and their families and carers are encouraged to visit the pilot website and provide their feedback prior to the fully operational Disability Gateway website and supporting 1800-phone line service launching in January 2021.
The Department has consulted with people with lived experience of disability, their families and carers and the broader disability sector, and will continue to do so, through the pilot phase of the Disability Gateway, to ensure needs and expectations of people with disability are considered in the design of the Disability Gateway.
The Government’s aim is to ensure people with disability, their families and carers receive the most effective, accessible and people-centred service available.