Towards a National Autism Strategy

About the National Autism Strategy

We’re developing a National Autism Strategy to help improve life outcomes for autistic people across Australia.

It will cover key reform areas including access to services, healthcare, education and employment. It will guide a more coordinated, national approach supporting autistic people at each stage of life. The Strategy will be informed by: 

  • autistic people 
  • their families and carers
  • the autism sector
  • researchers.

The Government is partnering with the Autism CRC on a co-design approach to develop the Strategy. Consultation is set to begin in the second half of 2023. 

Register your interest to keep up to date on the Strategy by emailing

Visit the DSS website for more information about the National Autism Strategy. 

Expressions of interest for Oversight Council and Working Group members

Guiding the co-design and strategy development will be an Oversight Council and supporting Working Groups. 

Expressions of interest are now open to become a member of the Oversight Council and Working Groups. This is an exciting opportunity for autistic people and representatives of the autism community alongside researchers and government representatives. 

For more information and to complete the Expression of Interest form visit:

Expressions of interest close at 12pm (AEDT) on Monday 27 March 2023.

Have your say – community attitudes

Autism CRC wants to hear from the autistic and autism community with early advice to inform the National Autism Strategy.

Your views and experiences will help identify key themes and issues that should be considered in the development of the Strategy.

The survey will take about 30 minutes to complete and closes on at midnight (AEST) on 30 April 2023. 

Complete the survey now at: