Western Australia

Promoting the rights of people with disability, who require a companion, to fair ticketing at events and venues

Changing Places in Western Australia

Changing Places and Transforming Lives

A free key to open Changing Places is currently available for WA Companion Card holders. This offer is funded by the State Government of Western Australia. If you need Changing Places and would like to accept this offer, please contact National Disability Services on 9242 5544 or email: wacompanioncard@nds.org.au.  MLAK keys can be purchased from Master Locksmiths.

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Register for iVote

The WA Electoral Commission is introducing the iVote system for the March 11 election. The iVote system is a form of voting where eligible voters can vote using the internet or telephone as an alternative to voting at a polling place.

An eligible elector is anyone unable to vote without assistance and/or anyone who may  have difficulty casting a vote at a polling place.  An eligible elector will be asked to make a self-declaration, confirming their eligibility.

The iVote system has 3 steps:

1. Register– www.elections.wa.gov.au/ivote or calling the Help Desk at 1300 64 86 83. Register from Monday 13 February through to Friday 10 March.

2. Vote – www.elections.wa.gov.au/ivote or using a telephone keypad (IVR) at 1300 64 86 83. Vote from Monday 20 February through to 6pm Saturday 11 March.

3. Verify (optional) – during the election period Monday 20 February – Saturday 11 March by calling 1300 64 86 83 to confirm your vote is recorded as you cast it. Following the election  from Monday 13 March – Wednesday 15 March, visit www.elections.wa.gov.au/ivote to confirm your vote has been included in the count. 

The Commission has produced large print and accessible format brochures, together with a WA Auslan video and a graphical brochure. In addition, an interactive demonstration system for practice voting (internet and telephone IVR) is also available for trial at www.elections.wa.gov.au/ivote.

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Nominate your support worker

Winners and finalists from the 2016 Disability Support Awards

The WA Disability Support Awards recognise and reward excellence by people who provide support to the highest standard to increase the quality of life and inclusion for people with disability. The Awards showcase the disability sector as a place of innovation, a place for employment and a place to have a career.

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Explore, Join, Create

NDS WA provides the Community Living and Participation Grants up to $10,000 for customised solutions that support people with disability to participate in family and community life.

People with disability can apply for equipment, resources, activities and projects connected to their particular social and recreational goals.

Visit www.clpg.org.au to download an application form. Please contact Jane Cousins on 08 9208 9830 or grants@nds.org.au for further information.

Share your employment story

Have you used your support network or individual funding to gain employment, start a business or earn an income by doing something that you enjoy? If yes, NDS WA want to hear from you!

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NDS welcomes announcement of WA-administered NDIS

Today is a landmark day, as the way forward for the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Western Australia is now clearer. Over the next few years, an estimated 40,000 Western Australians with disability will become NDIS participants, allowing them access to much-needed supports and increased choice and control over their lives.

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