At a glance - Australia’s Disability Strategy

What is Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-2031?

Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-2031 is Australia’s national disability policy framework. It is driving action at all levels of government to improve the lives of people with disability.

This video explains the Strategy.

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Australia’s Disability Strategy, 2021 to 2031, has just been finalised.

And that’s something to be excited about. 

This Strategy will drive changes over the next ten years so people with disability can participate in all areas of Australian life.

Created with the involvement of people with disability and their representatives ...  

the Strategy has seven outcome areas addressing what we have said is important to us. 

We want ... 

Good job opportunities and a good income.  

To live in accessible and well-designed homes and communities. 

For our rights to be promoted, upheld and protected, so we are safe and equal. 

Access to support, so we can live independently and do things in the community.

Access to inclusive education and learning that helps us reach our full potential. 

Good health and wellbeing for our quality of life. 

The last outcome area is about improving community attitudes ... 

towards people with disability ...  

so everyone understands the positive contributions we make. 

The Strategy is about improving all areas of life ... 

to make sure I’m included ... 

respected ... 

equal. 

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Australia’s Disability Strategy: creating an inclusive community, together.

An audio description of the video is available below:

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There is also a factsheet on the Strategy you may find helpful.

Read the Strategy factsheet

Read the Strategy factsheet in Easy Read

Watch the launch of Australia's Disability Strategy 2021-2031

How do I get a copy of the Strategy?

Read copies of the Strategy and its supporting documents, a range of which are available in Easy Read, Auslan and language translations. 

Read the Easy Read Strategy documents

A summary of the Strategy is available in Auslan

Strategy documents available in 13 languages

Read the full Strategy documents

What does the Strategy do?

The Strategy’s vision is for an inclusive Australian society that ensures people with disability can fulfil their potential, as equal members of the community. The Strategy sets out practical changes that will assist people with disability.

In line with Australia’s commitments under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Strategy helps in protecting, promoting and realising the human rights of people with disability.

The Strategy:

  • Provides national leadership towards greater inclusion of people with disability.
  • Guides activity across all areas of public policy to be inclusive and responsive to people with disability.
  • Drives mainstream services and systems to improve outcomes for people with disability.
  • Engages, informs and involves the whole community in achieving a more inclusive society.

What are the seven Outcome Areas?

The Strategy has seven Outcome Areas. These are the areas people with disability said need to improve. The Outcome Areas are:

  • Employment and Financial Security
  • Inclusive Homes and Communities
  • Safety, Rights and Justice
  • Personal and Community Support
  • Education and Learning
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Community Attitudes.

How we will know the Strategy is working

A strong focus on public reporting, governance and evaluation will tell us if the Strategy is changing the lives of people with disability. We will also be able to tell if all levels of government are working together under the Strategy.

Learn more about how the Strategy will drive action

How was Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-2031 developed?

The Strategy was developed by Australian, state, territory and local governments. We consulted with more than 3,000 people with disability, families, carers and representatives to make sure their views were included in the Strategy.

Learn more about how the Strategy was developed

What was before the Strategy?

Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-2031 builds on the work of the original strategy, the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020.

Learn more about the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020