Page zoom: (-) | (+) | Normal
Font size: A - | A + | Reset

Useful contacts and links

Disability Information Services

IDEAS:Information on Disability & Education Awareness Services

Tel- 1800 029 904

TTY (02) 6947 3377


IDEAS collect and maintain up to date information on support services available for people with disability, families, and carers. The information is available on line or over the phone to people with disabilities, families, carers and professionals.

NSW Council for Intellectual Disability (NSW CID)

Tel- (02) 9211 1611

Tel- 1800 424 065


ASK CID is the information database of CID. It provides an information service specific to people with intellectual disability in a variety of formats. Access is by phone or website.

It also provides systemic advocacy, and lobbies governments on issues relating to accommodation, health, employment and criminal justice for people with intellectual disability.

Local councils (many will have a disability officer)

Contact: Contact local council

Local councils often have a disability officer on the Community Services staff who can provide information about local services.

Brain Injury Association of NSW

Tel- (02) 9868 5261

Tel- 1800 802 840


The association provides an online database of services for people with ABI across NSW. See map of NSW on their home page to locate services. It offers support and guidance to people with ABI, including advocacy, information and referral service, self-help support groups, and fact sheets in a number of languages other than English.

ASPECT- Autism Spectrum Australia

Autism Information Line 1800 069 978


Information line for information and advice about autism, assessment and services

Go to top of the page

Mental Health Information Service

Tel- 1300 794 991

Tel- (02) 9816 5688



An anonymous and free telephone and email Information hotline during business hours. Qualified staff assist by tapping into a specialised database to help locate appropriate services, such as treatment, support and advocacy.

Homeless Persons Information Centre

Tel- 1800 234 566


The Homeless Persons Information Centre is a telephone service that can provide referrals to accommodation providers for people in NSW who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

7 days a week: 9am to 10pm (closed each day between 1pm -2pm)

Go to top of the page