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About us

From 1 July 2017 the Disability Services Commission will become part of the new Department of Communities. All services will continue to be provided, information will still be available from this website and all our contact numbers will remain the same.

The Commission is the State Government agency responsible for advancing opportunities, community participation and quality of life for people with disability.

Established in 1993 under the Disability Services Act 1993, the Commission provides a range of direct services and supports and also funds non-government agencies to provide services to people with disability, their families and carers.

The Commission also partners and collaborates with disability sector organisations, business and government, and other stakeholders to improve participation, inclusion and access for people with disability across the community. 

What we do

The Commission’s roles and responsibilities within the Western Australian community are vast including direct service delivery coupled with progressive improvements to social and community inclusion and policy.

The Commission is undertaking a number of strategic initiatives to facilitate better outcomes for people with disability, their families and carers, to improve processes for disability service providers and build capacity across the disability sector and to ensure continuous improvement of Commission services.

These projects include:

  • the WA NDIS project to increase individual choice and control over supports and services
  • the establishment of a disability justice centre in Western Australia to provide secure accommodation for people with intellectual disability who have been charged with a crime but deemed unable to plead.

Key operational programs which underpin the Commission’s work include: