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Australian Disability Enterprises

Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) employ people with disability in a supported working environment. They help you to work, develop new skills and participate in your community. Find your closest Disability Enterprise

Autism Connect - National autism helpline

Autism Connect is a free, national autism helpline, providing information to support autistic people, their families and carers, health professionals, researchers, teachers, employers and the broader community. Find out how Autism Connect can help you

Disability Employment Services

Disability Employment Services (DES) is a national network of organisations that the Australian Government funds. DES can connect you with DES providers. They’ll give you the right amount of support. DES offers both Disability Management Service (DMS) and Employment Support Service (ESS). Look for the nearest DMS or ESS provider to meet your needsSee how the National Disability Insurance Scheme gets you ready to work

Employment Assistance Fund

Learn more about the Employment Assistance Fund (EAF). You may be able to get work-related modifications, buy equipment or access Auslan services. These can assist you as you try to find employment and when you enter the workforce. Check if you can get funding to help you look for or prepare for a job

Everyone Can Work

The Everyone Can Work website is for people with intellectual disability, their families and supporters. See how the Everyone Can Work website can assist you

IncludeAbility (Australian Human Rights Commission)

IncludeAbility has resources for people with disability who are seeking employment, wanting to develop a career or considering self-employment. There are also resources for employers who want to create meaningful employment opportunities for people with disability.

Resources for people with disability

Resources for Employers

Job Access

Job Access can help you get the support and information you need when you’re looking for a job. You can find Australian Government resources to assist you in your search. Find out what supports are available to you

Jobseeker Toolkit

The Australian Network on Disability has information and resources to prepare students and jobseekers looking for work. Find out more about the resources available to you

New business assistance with the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)

NEIS can help you to start and develop your small business by providing training, help with developing a business plan, mentoring and financial assistance. Find out if NEIS can help you with your business


Consider applying for a career in the Australian Public Service (APS). The APS encourages people with disability to apply for some positions, using its RecruitAbility scheme. Look for RecruitAbility jobs if you want to work in the Australian Public Service

The National Careers Institute’s Your Career website

If you are looking for your first job, a change in career or a return to the workforce, the National Careers Institute’s Your Career website provides clear and simple careers information to help you manage your career, no matter your age or circumstance. Find out more on the Your Career website.

Victorian Public Sector Commission: Disability Employment Toolkit

The Disability Employment Toolkit has information and resources for employers and employees. You can find advice, tips and guidelines to help you in the workplace. Find out more about the employment resources available through the Disability Toolkit

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Income and finance to find other payments to support you in the workplace

NDIS supports

Local Area Coordinators (LACs)

If you are aged 7 and above, Local Area Coordinators (LACs) can link you to the NDIS and to mainstream and community supports in your area. You can ask your LAC about the supports available in your community, even if you're not eligible for an NDIS support plan. Find out more about how a Local Area Coordinator may be able to assist you