Who is responsible for services in SA?

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

Key South Australia disability information

The Department of Human Services is responsible for disability policies and issues in the South Australian State Government. They are also responsible for state-based disability services that sit outside of the NDIS.  South Australian councils also work to support, promote and improve local communities.

Learn about the South Australian Disability Minister

Visit the disability section of the Department of Human Services

Visit the South Australian State Government website

Learn more about local councils in South Australia

Learn about the South Australian Disability Engagement Group

SA Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2020–2024

Services the South Australian State Government provides

Public, social and community housing

Public hospitals

Community health services

Home and Community Care programs for under 65s

Public transport services

Public primary and secondary schools


Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Kindergartens and pre-schools

Jurisdictional court systems

Correctional centres and prisons

State/Territory Police

Guardianship, Public trustees

The Ombudsman

Child protection

Community visitors programs for disability*

Domestic and family violence services

Major sporting facilities

State and territory human rights/anti-discrimination bodies

Services South Australian local councils provide

South Australian local councils provide the following support and services:

  • Accessible buildings
  • Urban planning/design of the built environment
  • 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

Find out more about Local Government in South Australia.

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