Young people living with a disability

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This page is full of resources and support services for young people with a disability.

Information and Support Resources

AMAZE: Peak body for Autism

Around 1 in every 100 Australians is autistic, and more than 85% of the community has a personal connection with autism. If you’re looking for someone who can relate to your experiences, chances are they’re in your neighbourhood.

Disability Services at the Department of Health & Human Services

DHHS supports people living with a disability through a range of services including: Financial, community life, employment, accommodation, aid and equipment, advocacy and support for carers and families.

Centrelink Disability Services

Centrelink are able to provide financial support for people living with a disability, as well as help them to find employment.

YDAS-Youth disability advocacy services

Youth disability advocacy provides services to young people aged 12-25 years to raise awareness of their rights.
Phone: 03 9267 3709

Brotherhood of St Laurence – NDIS Local Area Coordination

The Brotherhood of St Laurence is delivering the NDIS in North and East Melbourne. For more local information you can visit the Banyule and Nillumbik office: 65 Main Street, Greensborough, 3088
Phone: 1300 BSLNDIS (1300 275 634)  

Education and training

National Disability Coordination Officer

The NDCO address the barriers that people with a disability face in education, employment and training (15-64 years)
National Disability Coordination officer
Phone: 03 9686 2354                                                                                          

Youth Projects – Disability Employment Services

A Disability Employment Services program designed specifically for young people to achieve employment and education goals. Youth Projects focus on what you can do; your strengths, interests and passions.Youth Projects have specialised Youth Coaches whose primary responsibility is working with each young person to tailor pathways to their goals and aspirations.
Phone: 03 9304 9100 or free call 1800 602 549. 

CVGT Australia

Young people aged 15-21 may be eligible for CVGT’s Transition to work program which offers young people practical experience and support as well as the opportunity to gain skills and confidence through their employment journey.
Greensborough Office: 88 Main Street, Greensborough, 3088
Phone: 03 8401 6170


Offers NDIS-funded learning pathways. These can prepare you for future employment or next-step training in a supportive environment.

Phone: 03 8457 2208 

IDV - Disability Service Provider

IDV is one of the largest not-for profit organisations in the northern regions, delivering services predominantly throughout the municipalities of Banyule, Nillumbik, Darebin and Whittlesea.

IDV currently supports approximately 150 people with a disability to realise and achieve their goals and aspirations with a strong emphasis on community.

Phone: 03 9458 4279


Yarra Plenty Regional Library

Offer accessible programs and equipment for people with disabilities including digital talking books, digital reading book groups and PC's with large screens and modified keyboards and mouses.
Phone: 03 9480 7888                                                                                                  


Interact provides a range of tailored services for people with disabilities, their families and carers. These include post school planning, creative recreational activities, holiday and respite programs, employment services and independent living skills
General Enquiries: 1800 093 369
Principal Office Victoria (Head Office)
Phone: 03 8650 7000

Access for All Abilities Play (AAA Play)

Access for All Abilities Play is which assists people of all ages with a disability to become involved in sport and recreation. With personal assistance from AAA Play, new sporting challenges can now be discovered. See the Access for All Abilities Play website for details or call 1800 222 842.

Living & Learning Nillumbik

Living & Learning Nillumbik offers a range of inclusive activities including social and community connections, pottery, SingAbility, men's arts for health, well-being and confidence and work skills in the food garden.