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News update
11/08/2022
News update

New Disability Employment Support Model Consultation Report released

NDS welcomes the long-awaited release of the report on a New Disability Employment Support Model following a public consultation process that ended in February.
Media release
10/08/2022
Media release

New job platform to address low employment rates of people with disability

An innovative online job-matching platform that aims to link jobseekers with disability and progressive employers has been launched by Disability Services Minister Hon. Don Punch MLA.

WA Government is providing 20 free rapid antigen tests for people with disability and disability support workers

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21/07/2022

The Western Australian Government is providing 20 free rapid antigen tests (RATs) per person for people with disability and for disability support workers. The Department of Communities (Communities) is coordinating distribution Statewide in partnership with the Department of Health and Foodbank.

Disability Service Providers can order RATs on behalf of their support workers and/or people with disability they support.

Orders can be made by completing the online Order Form on the RATs for the Disability Sector page on the WA Government website.

People with disability can access 20 free RATs per person if they receive any of the following supports:

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • State Continuity of Support arrangements
  • Disability Support Pension

Disability support workers can access 20 free RATs per person if:

  • they are employed by a disability service provider, or
  • they are a self-managed NDIS participant.

For more information on eligibility, collection site locations, the accessible request form and how to access other ordering supports see RATs for the Disability Sector on the Department of Communities’ website.

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Coralie Flatters, State Manager WA, submit enquiry/feedback, show phone number