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News update
7/08/2020

COVID Safe Plans required by midnight and records kept on staff working for more than one employer

Victorian disability service providers must have a COVID Safe Plan in place by 11:59pm, 7 August, for every workplace continuing to operate during Stage 4 restrictions.
News update
7/08/2020

Have your say on the Disability Gateway website

DSS is seeking feedback on a pilot website which directs people with disability to services.
News update
5/08/2020

Permitted Worker Scheme – COVID-19

DHHS has released information for disability services on the Permitted Worker Scheme, COVID-19.
News update
5/08/2020

NDS: Your Essential Briefing 2020 - Only 3 weeks to go!

We are fast approaching NDS’s Your Essential Briefing 2020 to be held on Wednesday 26 August 2020.
News update
4/08/2020

DHHS COVID-19 advice for Victorian providers

NDS and DHHS hosted the webinar: Safer and Stronger to update Victorian providers on COVID-19 impacts for the disability sector.
News update
4/08/2020

Victorian Disability Rapid Response Group established

The Victorian Disability Rapid Response Group will provide dedicated capability to support outbreak management throughout the course of an outbreak in a disability setting.
News update
4/08/2020

Final Report of Safeguarding Task Force released

The Final Report of the South Australian Safeguarding Task Force has been released with the Government accepting all recommendations.
News update
4/08/2020

Royal Commission News | Edition 18

This edition covers the latest news on the Disability Royal Commission, support for providers and more.
News update
3/08/2020

Webinar: What Stage 4 restrictions mean for Victorian disability services

NDS is hosting a webinar with DHHS on Tuesday 4 August on Stage 4 restrictions and disability services
News update
3/08/2020

Temporary changes to the Victorian RTA in response to COVID-19

Victorian SDA providers need to familiarise themselves with temporary changes to the Residential Tenancies Act.

Media releases

Media release
16/07/2020

JobTrainer boost for disability support worker shortfall

JobTrainer, the Commonwealth Government’s skills investment program announced today, heralds the welcome prospect of greater numbers of trained disability support workers available across the country.
Media release
21/05/2020

NDS Media Statement: Ongoing support for NDIS participants during coronavirus pandemic

An ABC report has outlined instances where people with disability who are being supported under the NDIS have experienced changes to their services as a result of COVID-19.
Media release
18/05/2020

NDS Media Statement: Investigation into death of NDIS participant

NDS is saddened and appalled by reports of the treatment suffered by Ann-Marie Smith, leading to her death last month.
Media release
10/03/2020

NDS launches Trauma Informed Support films

NDS today launched a new series of animated Trauma-Informed Support films as part of the highly regarded NDS Zero Tolerance Initiative.