Useful Links

ASD support group - Frankston
Moira is running a support group for parents and carers who have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 10am - 12pm on the second Wednesday of each month (except school and public holidays). Contact 8552 2222 or or see the flyer here for more information.

Carers Australia
Carers Australia is the national peak body representing Australia’s carers, advocating on behalf of Australia’s carers to influence policies and services at a national level. It works collaboratively with partners and its member organisations, the Network of state and territory Carers Associations, to deliver a range of essential national carer services.

Carers Victoria
Carers Victoria provides care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are older people with care needs.

Disability Services Commissioner
The Disability Services Commissioner (DSC) is an independent oversight body resolving complaints and promoting the right of people with a disability to be free from abuse. The DSC works with people with a disability to resolve complaints about disability service providers, and works with disability service providers to improve outcomes for people with a disability.

Frankston City Council Disability Services
This is the central disability information website for the Frankston City Council area. This website includes a directory of disability services and information.

Gippsland Carers Association
Formed in 1997, the Gippsland Carers Association aims to improve the lives of unpaid family Carers and those for whom they care. They aim to change the way that society supports and recognises carers significant and irreplaceable contributions to the welfare and wellbeing of children and adults with any dependent disabilities.

The Housing Hub
The Housing Hub is a new way for people with disability to find suitable housing. The Housing Hub was funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS) Sector Development Fund as a pilot project, and it is hoped that it will be scaled across Australia soon. Advertising vacancies range from a host of varying types of housing options and housing providers. The Housing Hub website also hosts a library of useful information about housing options and planning your move.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Disability Services
This is the central disability information website for the Mornington Peninsula area. This website includes a directory of disability services and information about disabled parking, disability activities, accessible transport and respite services.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
This is the key Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website which includes information about who can access the NDIS, how to access the NDIS, examples of services and support, information and referral and the roll out of the NDIS across Australia.

NDIS “myplace” (Participant Portal) The “myplace” portal is where people with disabilities and their carers can access their own personal NDIS information and manage their NDIS funding. The portal includes your personal NDIS financial information about invoices received from service providers, payments made and remaining funds balance.

*PLEASE NOTE: You will need to be a person with a disability (or their authorised representative/carer) whose NDIS funding has been approved and activated before you can access this portal.

Office of the Public Advocate
The Victorian Public Advocate is empowered by law to promote and safeguard the rights and interests of people with disability.

The Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability (VALID) is the peak organisation in the Victorian disability sector representing adults with an intellectual disability and their families. VALID is run by and for people with disability and family members. VALID has particular expertise in networking and providing information to people with disability and families across the state.VALID is committed to the vision of an Australian nation in which people with a disability are empowered to exercise their rights - as human beings and as citizens - in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.