Who is responsible for services in WA?

The West Australian State Government, West Australian local governmentsand the Australian Government all work to support West Australians with disability. This section tells you who does what.

Key Western Australia disability information

The Department of Communities is responsible for disability policies and issues in the West Australian State Government. They are also responsible for state-based disability services that sit outside of the NDIS. The Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability provides advice to the West Australian State Government and helps people with disability to have a say in disability matters. West Australian councils also work to support, promote and improve local communities.

Learn about the West Australian Disability Minister

Visit the disability section of the Department of Communities

Visit the West Australian State Government website

Learn more about local councils in Western Australia

Learn about the West Australian Ministerial Advisory Council

Disability Access and Inclusion Plans

Services the West Australian State Government provide

Public and community housing

Public hospitals

Community health services

Home and Community Care programs

Public transport services

Public schools and kindergartens


Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Public school enrolments

Court and Tribunal Services

Correctional centres and prisons

State/Territory Police

Guardianship, Public trustees

The Ombudsman

Child protection

Family and domestic violence services

Sport and recreation services and facilities

Anti-discrimination and equal opportunities

Services West Australian local councils provide

WA local councils provide the following 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

Find out more about Local Government in Western 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