Disability Gateway providing COVID-19 information for people with disability
The Disability Gateway provides information and referrals for people with disability who need help because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Helpline can help families, carers and support workers, too. The Disability Gateway is free, private and fact-checked.
You can contact the Helpline in the following ways:
- Phone (free call): 1800 643 787
- If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can also call the National Relay Service on 133 677
- If you require support in another language, you can use the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) free of charge by:
calling the Disability Information Helpline on 1800 643 787 and asking for an interpreter, or
- calling TIS on 131 450 and ask to be connected to the Disability Information Helpline on 1800 643 787.
- To chat online, click on the weekday live chat link, then on the button in the bottom right corner.
The Disability Gateway is available Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (AEST). It is not available on national public holidays.
When you call the Helpline, you will speak to a person who will:
- Listen carefully to you.
- Use their connections to find things out, check the facts, and get information for you.
- Transfer you to services that can help you.
- Transfer you to a phone counsellor for emotional support, if you would like.
- Give you clear and accessible information.
The Disability Gateway is funded by the Australian Government. Visit the website.
Note: This service was previously available as the Disability Information Helpline.