COVID 19 information for people with disability and their carers

Find resources on COVID-19 that will help people with a disability and their carers.

COVID-19 General Information and Support 

The Disability Gateway provides help for people with a disability, their families and carers about COVID-19.  

Phone (free call): 1800 643 787 

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can also call the National Relay Service on 133 1677.

If you need information in a language other than English, call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask to be connected to the Disability Gateway.

Available Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm. 

See their website for COVID-19 Support.

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) has a COVID-19 Hub that provides regularly updated information and resources. 

The Australian Government website provides COVID-19 news, updates, advice, and translated information about COVID-19.  

SBS publishes regular updates in more than 60 languages, including English. Videos are captioned.

First Peoples Disability Network Australia has information on how to protect yourself, Elders, family and community from Coronavirus.

Express Australia provides video AUSLAN updates

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

The Disability Gateway has information about COVID-19 vaccines. 

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) provides information on COVID-19 vaccination for its participants. Keep up to date with the latest advice from NDIS.

The Australian Government Department of Health has a video about getting COVID-19 vaccine for people with intellectual disability.

Amaze, in partnership with National Disability Services, has developed social scripts  and a video that outlines the process of getting a COVID-19 vaccination for autistic people. 

These social scripts provide autistic people with an opportunity to prepare themselves before their vaccination and reduce anxiety.