The Minister for Disability Services and the Department of Communities are commencing community engagement around the establishment of an office of disability to champion the rights of people with disability.

The disability landscape has been rapidly changing in Western Australia, and the announcement of community engagement around a new office reinforces the State Government’s ongoing commitment to evolve and deliver better outcomes for people with disability.

A disability office will be a key priority for the agency, with the aim to promote a more inclusive and equitable WA where the 411,500 people living with disability are enabled to participate fully in their community.

The office will provide strategic leadership, advice and advocacy to influence government and the WA community to transform and enable disability services reform.

It is intended that the office will have an outward focus to build an inclusive WA and to grow and strengthen the disability sector and workforce.

Have your say

A community engagement period has begun to help establish the office and will run until 6 September 2020.

The State Government is keen to hear from people with disability, their families, carers, disability support organisations and the broader community about what they think the functions and role of an office of disability should be.

A range of voices are needed during this engagement process to help us improve outcomes for people with disability, their families and carers.

Visit An office of disability on this website to access the discussion paper, information sheet and feedback form, to have your say.

If you have questions or would like the information provided in alternative formats, please email disability@communities.wa.gov.au.

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