Who is responsible for services in QLD?

The Queensland State Government, Queensland councils and the Australian Government all work to support Queenslanders with disability. This section tells you who does what.

Key Queensland disability information

The Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships is responsible for disability policies and issues in the Queensland State Government. They are also responsible for state-based disability services that sit outside of the NDIS. Queensland councils also work to support, promote and improve local communities.

Learn about the Queensland Disability Minister

Visit the disability section of the Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships website

Find information and services for people with disability from the Queensland Government

Learn more about local councils in Queensland

Queensland State Disability Plan and Queensland departments’ Disability Service Plans

Services the Queensland State Government provides

Public, social and community housing

Public hospitals

Community health services

Home and Community Care programs for under 65s

Home Assist Secure

Public transport services

Queensland primary and secondary schools


Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Also see Training

Also see Starting and running a business

Kindergartens and pre-schools

Also see Support and services for early childhood, primary and secondary education

Queensland court systems

Adult correctional centres (prisons)

State/Territory Police

Guardianship, Public trustees

Queensland Public Advocate

The Queensland Ombudsman

Child protection

Youth Justice

Multicultural Affairs

NDIS support available for young people in care

Community visitors programs for disability*

Domestic and family violence services

Major sporting facilities

Preparing for disaster

The Queensland Human Rights Commission

Overview of human rights in Queensland

Services Queensland local councils provides

Queensland local councils provide the following relevant support and services:

  • Urban planning/design of the built environment
  • Accessible buildings
  • Local development planning
  • Local roads, bikeways and footpaths
  • Local parks and recreational facilities
  • Local sports grounds
  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds
  • Council run childcare and aged care centres
  • Municipal services
  • Parking regulation
  • Public libraries, community halls
  • Grants to community organisations

Find out more about Local Government in Queensland.

The Australian Local Government Association is the national voice of local government, representing and providing a range of services to 537 councils across Australia.

Australian Government and shared services

Find out what services the Australian Government provides and those services all governments do together