Courses & Programs

Day Supports

What are day supports?

Day supports provide adults with a disability the opportunity to increase their independence, skills, community participation and general quality of life.

Day supports can be purchased by adults with a disability for support in a range of life areas, including:

  • being actively involved in the community
  • increasing independent living skills
  • taking up activities to improve their lifestyle.

Day supports may be provided through a number of ways, including personalised supports, a Day Service, or a combination of both.

Who can get assistance

You may get assistance if you are over 16 years of age and meet the criteria as determined under the Disability Act 2006.

How to get assistance

Contact your regional Disability Intake and Response Service to find out more information about the program and how to apply.

Intake and response service

The Intake and Response Service provides information about supports and services and can also provide assistance with planning and support to people with disabilities, their families and carers in their local area.

How to get assistance

For direct connection to your regional Disability Intake and Response Service call 1800 783 783 or TTY 1800 008 149.

Alternatively, if you know which Department of Human Services region you live in you can contact the Intake and Response Service Regional Office in your area.

If you would like an interpreter you can call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 13 14 50 and be connected to the relevant Intake and Response Service Regional Office telephone number.

If you are Deaf, have a hearing impairment or complex communication needs you can contact your regional Disability Intake and Response Service on TTY 1800 008 149, or the National Relay Service on 13 36 77, or Speech-to-Speech Relay Service on 1300 555 727 and ask to be connected to the relevant Intake and Response Service Regional Office telephone number.

Metro and Rural regions

Department of Human Services Regional Disability Intake and Response Service contact details are listed below:


Metropolitan regions

Eastern Metropolitan
Telephone: (03) 9843 6312
Fax: (03) 9843 6575
TTY: (03) 9843 6638
Email: [email protected]

 

North and West Metropolitan
Telephone: (03) 9412 2741
Fax: (03) 9412 5466
TTY: (03) 9412 2647
Email: [email protected]

 

Southern Metropolitan
Telephone: 1300 131 079
Fax: (03) 8585 6005
TTY: (03) 8585 6008
Email: [email protected]

Rural regions

Barwon-South Western
Telephone: 1800 675 132
Fax: (03) 5226 4566
TTY: (03) 5226 4062
Email: [email protected]

 

Gippsland
Telephone: (03) 5136 2474
Fax: (03) 5136 2520
TTY: (03) 5136 2494
Email: [email protected]

 

Grampians
Telephone: 1800 670 143
Fax: (03) 5333 6505
TTY: (03) 5333 6815
Email: [email protected]

 

Hume
Telephone:
 1800 783 783 (landline)
Telephone: 1300 238 133 (moblie)
Fax: (03) 5722 0541
TTY: 1800 022 149
Email: [email protected]

 

Loddon Mallee
Telephone: 1800 229 822
Fax: (03) 5434 5890
TTY: (03) 5434 5669
Email: [email protected]

We would like to gratefully acknowledge that the information was sourced from the Victorian Government Department of Human Services website.

This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations under the National Disability Coordination Officer Program.  The views expressed in these materials are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.