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Accommodation & Care Solutions (ACARES) is a specialist disability care provider supporting individuals with complex care needs who have sustained spinal cord injuries and require support in home or in accommodation setting. 

1 Avoca Street Highett . T 1300 675 893 . F 03 9598 4360.
Access for all Abilities

Access for All Abilities is a Victorian Government initiative coordinated by Sport and Recreation Victoria. Access for All Abilities providers are professionals working at a community level to develop inclusive sport and recreation opportunities for people of all abilities.

Community Access Unit, Sport and Recreation Victoria
PO Box 2392 Melbourne .
T (03) 9935 8031.

Caravans designed for people in wheelchairs by people in wheelchairs.

PO Box 291 Olinda . T 0417 584 988.
Achievable Concepts
Adapted recreation and sporting equipment for people with disabilities and older adults.
PO Box 361 Moonee Ponds . T (03) 9370 0217.
Leading provider of ward-based equipment and rehabilitation products.
82 Albion Street Brunswick East . T T 03 9981 2100. F F 03 9384 1337.
The Able Management Group (AMG) is a not-for-profit, membership-based charitable organisation dedicated to providing sporting and recreational opportunities to people with disabilities so that they may develop their abilities in the Alpine area.
The Great Alpine Road Harrietville . T 5759 2584.
AQA Qualcare
Provides quality support to people with a disability in their own homes and local communities across Victoria.
440 Heidelberg Road Fairfield . T (03) 9482 4373. F (03) 9482 7933.
AQA Victoria Ltd
AQA is a provider of support services for people who sustain spinal cord injuries and similar physical disabilities.
440 Heidelberg Road Fairfield . T (03) 9489 0777. F (03) 9482 4371.
Beyond Blue
Provides a national focus and community leadership to increase the capacity of the broader Australian community to prevent depression and respond effectively.
PO Box 6100 Hawthorn West . T 1300 22 4636.
CAPS (Continence Aids Payment Scheme)

CAPS is an Australian Government scheme that provides a payment to assist eligible people who have permanent and severe incontinence to meet some of the costs of their incontinence products. The payment is made by Medicare directly into clients bank account.

Funding Support National . T 1800 330 066.
Carer Solutions Australia
Carer Solutions Australia is an agency that helps you to employ your own carers. If you have a funding package or are able to self fund carers, CSA can offer flexible employment models and will take responsibility for all associated payments, paper work and insurances.
PO Box 651 Eltham . T 0412 636 677. F 03 9005 2786.
Caulfield Hospital
Provides a range of specialty services in the areas of community services, rehabilitation, aged care, residential care and aged mental health. In addition, the hospital has a statewide role in the provision of rehabilitiation services to people throughout Victoria.
200 Kooyong Road Caulfield . T 9076 6000.
Crescent Healthcare 26 Metrolink Circuit Campbellfield . T 1300 04 05 06 .
CRS Australia

CRS Australia is a Disability Employment Service. Their role is to assist someone with a disability to get and keep a job.

Various, Statewide and national . T 1800 277 277 .
Department of Education & Training Government Department Melbourne . T 1300 566 046.
Department of Health & Human Services

The Department of Health & Human Services is committed to achieving the best health and well being for all Victorians.

50 Lonsdale St Melbourne . T 1300 650 172.
Department of Human Services - Disability

Financial assistance, accommodation options, community involvement and other supports and services for people with a disability, their families and carers.

Government Department Melbourne .
Department of Human Services - Housing

Public housing, social housing, disability supported accommodation services and other accommodation related support for victorians most in need.

Government Department Melbourne .
Disability Sport and Recreation
Disability Sport & Recreation provides and promotes sport and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities throughout Victoria.
341 George Street Fitzroy . T 9473 0133.
Disabled Wintersport Australia
The purpose of DWA is to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to enjoy winter sports and to enjoy the magnificent environment that is Australia's Alpine country with fellow skiers.
Ross House
247-251 Flinders Lane Melbourne .
T 0406 367 899 .
Dive Unlimited

Here at DiveUnlimited our aim is to provide quality scuba diving instruction to anyone in Perth, Western Australia, willing to have a go, we specialise in teaching people with disabilities and keep our group sizes small with no more than 2 divers per course.

Contact www Australia .
Dynamic Wheelchair Solutions Unit 17, 14-26 Audsley St Clayton . T 9548 8400. F 9548 8411.
Endeavour Life Care P/L

Holistic provider of quality products & services to the healthcare industry in Australia.

2/37-41 Hallam South Road Hallam . T 9703 2900. F 9702 3465.
Engrit Manufacturing

Design & manufacture quality home care beds, hospital beds and associated equipment.

18-20 Abbot Road Hallam . T 97964830. F 9796 4980.
Fisher Lane

Fisher Lane offers professional, reliable and caring service to the mobility and rehabilitation industry by supplying a wide range of products and equipment, either for sale, hire or through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

26 Victoria Crescent Abbotsford . T (03) 9419 2250.
Independence Australia Building 1, 9 Ashley St West Footscray . T 1300 704 456. F 1300 704 451.
Independence Australia Community Solutions

Provides support to people with disabilities and older people to remain independent at home. Independence Australia has support workers throughout Victoria who are qualified, have police reference checks and hold current first aid qualifications.

Building 1, 9 Ashley Street West Footscray . T 1300 704 456. F 1300 704 451.
Independence Australia Health Solutions

Supplier of continence pads, wound care products and health & well being products that supoprt people\'s level of independence within the community.

Building 1, 9 AshleySt West Footscray . T 1300 788 855. F 1300 788 811.
Independent Living Centre

Leading providers of information and advice on an extensive range of assistive technology that can help individuals improve their quality of life and remain independent.

PO Box 1235 Robinson . T (03) 9362 6111 or 1300 885 886.
Jomor Healthcare
Specialist supplier of beds and healthcare equipment for people with disabilities.
308 Lower Dandenong Road Mordialloc . T 99125472.
Just Better Care-Premium In Home Care

Our services support people with disability to live their lives with greater choice, in ways to maximise their participation and contribution. Our specialist suite of disabilty services support people to:

  • Communicate and interact;
  • Manage and understand behaviour; and
  • Access the community for work, education, sport & leisure.
Suite 3, 14-16 Blackburn Road Blackburn . T 03 9079 1500. F 03 9079 1599.

Lifeline connects people with care by providing services in Suicide Prevention, Crisis Support anf Mental Health Support.

Telephone Help line . T 13 11 14.
Linds Rehabilitation Equipment
Linds specialises in supplying mobility and rehabilitation equipment for people with disabilities.
58/62 Star Crescent Hallam . T 9796 3399.
Magic Mobility

Quality producer of a wide range of wheelchairs.

2/112 Browns Road Noble Park . T 03 8791 5600.
Melrose Wheelchairs
Specialist supplier of everday and sporting wheelchairs.
13 Bleheim Ave Glen Waverley . T 0407 502 729. F 9561 8338.
Mi Fellowship

MI Fellowship is a not-for-profit, member-based organisation providing support to almost 5000 people a year and reaching many more through advocacy and community education work.

Fairfield Place
276 Heidelberg Road Fairfield .
T 03 8486 4200.
Mobility Plus
Leading manufacturer of custom-built, ultra light-weight wheelchairs.
1/23 Bell Street Preston . T 9495 1955.
Motion Wheelchairs

Specialises in providing the very best in wheelchair technology for children & adults.

34 Shearson Crescent Mentone . T 03 9584 9777. F 03 9583 6216.
Parallel Sports

Parallel Sports Club is a self help association that connects people with physical disabilities to sporting clubs.
Parallel Sports Club offers a variety of sporting programs and services that target the specific needs of physically disabled people.

N/A Geelong . T 0427 442 909.
Quad Quip Solutions
Quad Quip Solutions specialise in the custom design and fabrication of equipment to support people with quadriplegia to participate in leisure, home or work related roles.
6 Queensferry Jetty Road Grantville . T 0412 664 893. F 03 5678 8801.
Respite Victoria
Respite Victoria links you to the 8 regional disability and recreation websites in Victoria. Each regional website links you to the Respite Finder search (local and statewide), and has specific local information, news and events about respite and recreation opportunities.
Respite Victoria Statwide .
Riding for the Disabled Association of Victoria

Riding for the Disabled Association of Victoria (RDAV) is a voluntary, nonprofit organisation which provides opportunities for anyone with a disability to enjoy safe, healthy, stimulating, therapeutic, horse-related activities in Australia.

400 Epsom Road Flemington . T 03 9258 4265.

The aim of Sailability is to introduce people of all ages and abilities to the joys of sailing in a straightforward, fun, inexpensive way in a supportive environment.

Unit 2, 77 Beach Rd Sandringham . T 03 9597 0066.
Seating Matters

Seating Matters are a University evidence based Chair range. The Research studies showed a reduction in Pressure Injuries by over 88% within the Healthcare sector.
All Devices are designed by Martina Tierney an Occupational Therapist with a lifelong interest in appropriate Seating for individuals.

Operating across Victoria . T 0458 99 55 30 .
Spinal Clinical Research Liaison Officers – Victorian Spinal Cord Service

The Victorian Spinal Cord Service is proud to support and undertake important clinical research that will help to further improve outcomes for people with Spinal Cord Injury.
For information about current research activities, please contact the research liaison officers.

Janette Alexander and Melinda Millard
Austin Health Heidelberg .
T 9496 5906.
Spinal Outreach Service (SOS)

The SOS consists of a Nurse, Occupational Therapist and a Physiotherapist.

Its objectives are to:

  • reduce the risks of developing complications associated with SCI
  • prevent an admission to Austin Health as a result of complications
  • prevent emergency presentations to Austin Health as a result of complications
  • increase planned admissions
  • increase use of DTC reviews
  • increase referrals to HITH & other treatment option
  • better understand complication risk factors associated with SCI
  • build a better understanding in the community of SCI and ongoing management
Austin Health
Studley Road Heideberg .
T 03 9496 5351.
State Wide Equipment Program
The Victorian State-Wide Equipment Program (SWEP) provides people with a permanent or long-term disability with subsidised aids and equipment to enhance independence in their home, facilitate community participation and support families and carers in their role.
State-Wide Equipment Program
PO Box 1993 Bakery Hill .
T 1300 747 937 or 03 5333 8100. F 03 5333 8111.
Step Ahead Australia
Step Ahead Australia are a not for profit, charitable organisation whose aim is to bring together the components necessary to achieve a cure for chronic spinal cord injury.
PO Box 1048 Traralgon . T (03) 5174 7299.

Free professional anonymous support twenty four hours a day seven days a week across Victoria.

Telephone Helpline . T 1300 651 251.
TADVIC's volunteers make custom equipment for people with a disability throughout Victoria. Our service helps people with disabilities, for whom no commercially available solution meets their needs.
C/O Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre
1 Yarra Boulevard Kew .
T 03 9853 8655 or 1300 663 243.
Technical Solutions
Technical Solutions are an assistive technology supplier that specialises in electronic devices for
people with a disability.
109 Ferndale Road Silvan . T 9737 9000. F 9737 9111.
Transport Accident Commission

The TAC is a Victorian Government-owned organisation set up in 1986. Its role is to pay for treatment and benefits for people injured in transport accidents. It is also involved in promoting road safety in Victoria and in improving Victoria's trauma system.

60 Brougham Street Geelong . T 1300 654 329 (local call) 1800 332 556 (outside metro melbourne) .
TravAbility provides expertise in inclusive tourism and accessible world travel.
17 Wells Street Frankston . T 03 9781 3733.
Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service

The Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service caters for children and adolescents who require specialist interdisciplinary rehabilitation. This rehabilitation may be as an inpatient at The Royal Children’s Hospital or Monash Medical Centre or within the community at all sites. More information is available on the website.

Royal Children\'s Hospital
50 Flemington Road Parkville .
T 03 9345 5283. F 03 9345 5913.
Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service

The Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service caters for children and adolescents who require specialist interdisciplinary rehabilitation. This rehabilitation may be as an inpatient at The Royal Children’s Hospital or Monash Medical Centre or within the community at all sites. More information is available on the website.

Southern Health - Monash Children\'s
246 Clayton Road Clayton .
T 03 9594 4001. F 03 9594 6136.
Victorian Spinal Cord Service

The Victorian Spinal Cord Service at Austin Health is one of six such specialist services in Australia. It provides acute management, inpatient rehabilitation and long term consultation and support for people who sustain traumatic and some non-traumatic spinal cord injuries from Victoria, Tasmania and the Riverina of NSW. It forms part of Victoria’s State Trauma System.

- Clinical enquiries:

Acute spinal ward (Austin Hospital): 9496 5213

Rehab spinal ward (Royal Talbot): 9490 7261
Spinal Outpatients (Austin Campus): 9496 5169

- Administration enquiries:

Medical Director (PA): 9496 5220

General Manager: 9496 4986

Austin Health Heidelberg . T 9490 5213.
Victorian Spinal Cord Service, Spinal Rehabilitation Facility, Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre

The Victorian Spinal Cord Service at Austin Health is one of six such specialist services in Australia. It provides acute management & rehabilitation for people who sustain traumatic and some non-traumatic spinal cord injuries from Victoria, Tasmania and the Riverina of NSW. It forms part of Victoria’s State Trauma System.

It provides inpatient and outpatient services at the Austin Hospital and Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre in addition to a range of clinic and community based services. It works in close partnership with specialist units within Austin Health and with community service providers.

1 Yarra Boulevard Kew . T 9490 7261.
Victorian Volunteer Portal
Victoria's Volunteering Portal is an online community and information resource for Victorian volunteers and volunteering organisations.
Level 13, 1 Spring Street Melbourne . T 9208 3353.
Wise Employment
WISE Employment is a not-for-profit community service organisation, committed to assisting people with a disability and disadvantaged members of the community through employment and support services. WISE are registered as a Disability Employment Service.
552 Victoria Street North Melbourne . T 8329 8800.

New South Wales


Accommodation & Care Solutions (ACARES) is a specialist disability care provider supporting individuals with complex care needs who have sustained spinal cord injuries and require support in home post hospital/rehab.

Level 3, Suite 301
88 Foveaux Street Surry Hills .
T 1300 675 893 . F 03 9598 4360.
AgrAbility Australia is an informal, peer support network of farmers who have suffered severe injury or disabling illness, and continue to seek and find solutions which enables them to be productive in their farm endeavours.
P.O. Box 256 Moree . T (02) 6752 8210.
Assistance Dogs Australia

Assistance Dogs Australia trains Labradors and Golden Retrievers to help people with physical disabilities.

PO Box 455 Engadine . T (02) 9548 3355 or 1800 688 364.
Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder.

Hospital Road
Prince of Wales Hospital Randwick .
T 02 9382 4530.

D-ability is an online arts, leisure, health and sports guide, providing a place to discover life\'s possibilities beyond disability.

Disabled Surfers Association
The Disabled Surfers Association provides opportunities for people to experience or return to surfing in a supportive, fun environment.
PO Box 345 The Entrance . T (02) 4358 2843.
Easy Access Guide Australia
Easy Access Australia is a travel guide to accessible travel in Australia and was last revised and published in 2000. The website contains some information on accessible accommodation in Sydney.
Bruce Cameron Sydney .
IDEAS: Information on Disability & Education Awareness Services
The IDEAS' website provides a high quality accessible web portal for people with disability and people with age related disability, their families, carers and other supporters to access and search for information that promotes their independence.
Regional Office
PO Box 786 Tumut .
T 1800 029 904.
Seating Matters

Therapy - Seating Personal/Clinical Care to reduce pressure injuries

PO Box 9 Seven Hills . T 1800 812 649. F 02 9621 8152.
Spinal Cure Australia
Spinal Cure Australia is a not for profit, charitable organisation whose primary aim is to end the permanence of paralysis caused by spinal cord injury.
L3 Westfield Towers, 100 William St East Sydney . T 1800-SPINAL 1800-774625.
Spinal Network

The Spinal Cord Injury Network was established in 2008 to provide leadership for spinal cord injury research and treatment strategies, facilitate more effective clinical trials in spinal cord injury and improve translation of basic and clinical research into evidence-based practice.

PO Box 1067 Glebe . T (02) 9029 5220.


Flashcab Rentals

Wheelchair accessible vehicle rentals.

Operating in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Adelaide. Coming to Melbourne soon. . T 1300 352 742. F 07 5594 9300.


WWDA - Women with Disabilities Australia
Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is the peak organisation for women with all types of disabilities in Australia. WWDA is run by women with disabilities, for women with disabilities.
P.O. Box 605 Rosny Park . T (03) 6244 8288.

Australian Capital Territory

Centrelink Employment Services
Centrelink employment services provides information on and access to services and programs in relation to work and study for people with an illness, injury or disability.
Various Various .

Nican is information on recreation, tourism, sport and the arts for people with disAbilities and supports an Australian society where any recreational opportunity values diversity, supports freedom and choice and strengthens inclusive communities.

Unit 5, 48 Brookes Street Mitchell . T 1800 806 769.

Western Australia

Job Access
JobAccess is a federally funded service that can provide expert advice about help and workplace solutions for the employment of people with disability.
PO Box 510 Subiaco . T 1800 464 800 .