Introduction

Responsibilities

The Office of Disability is responsible for the provision of specialist support services for people with disability in the Northern Territory (NT).

Information about these disability services can be found on NT.GOV.AU:

Vision

The vision of the Office of Disability is for an inclusive society where people have productive and fulfilling lives as valued members of our communities. 

The mission of the office is to:

  • lead a quality, contemporary specialist service system 
  • foster responsive services an
  • promote an empowering legislative and policy environment.

Partners

The Office of Disability works in partnership with key stakeholders to provide the above functions, these include:

  • people with disability and their families and carers
  • non-government disability service providers
  • local government
  • peak bodies
  • advocates
  • Northern Territory Government agencies
  • National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

Legislation

The following legislation covers disability rights, carer rights and disability services.

Northern Territory:

National:

Data collection

The Disability Services National Minimum Data Set (DS NMDS) is a national collection of comparable data about services provided under the National Disability Agreement (NDA).

The collected data is used to inform policy and to support national reporting, including:

All NT Government-funded disability service providers are required to provide DS NMDS data every two years.

Contact

Contact the Office of Disability

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Last updated: 17 January 2017