Services for people under 65 with disability

3CR celebrating 40 years of radical broadcasting in 2016 with an exhibition
Turn Up Your Radio! (2009). 3CR’s first all-day broadcast celebrating International Day of People with Disability was action-packed, including a live outside broadcast from Federation Square with Wheelchair Sports Victoria.
L to R: Michael Smith, Rob Anderson, CEO Wheelchair Sports Victoria, Jodie Willmer, CEO Travellers Aid,  Helen Gwilliam and Kon Kiryakudya, President, Wheelchair Handball Victoria. 

Yarra City Council is not a registered service provider under the NDIS.

If you are eligible for the NDIS, you will receive services and support from a registered NDIS service provider.

The State Government continues to fund services for people under 65 or 50 years of age for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people who are not eligible for the NDIS.

We provide a number of services to help people with disability not eligible for the NDIS to live independent and healthy lives.

Home care

We can assist with household tasks like vacuuming, assistance with laundry, cleaning the bathroom, unescorted shopping

Personal care

Personal care services can assist you with important daily care tasks. We can help you with showering, dressing, personal hygiene and grooming

Respite care

A home carer will come to your home to support you so that the person who takes care of you can have a break.

Home maintenance

We help make your home a safe environment by assisting with minor repairs and maintenance, lawn mowing and changing smoke alarm batteries.

Home modifications

Following a referral from an Occupational Therapist we assist with the installation of ramps, handrails and other safety equipment.

Community transport

A community bus provides you with free transport to our day centres, organised activities, or shopping trips.

Social support

You can join in with our organised recreational activities, events and social support networks to keep you active and involved in community life.

Social support for individuals

We can take you shopping and escort you to medical appointments.

Food services

We deliver nutritious meals to your home. You can also come to one of our centres and enjoy a meal with other people in your area.

Companion animal support program

This is a free service that helps people with disability in Yarra care for their pets at home. The program matches people with disability with volunteers who can provide assistance with:

  • exercising
  • feeding
  • cleaning
  • grooming

Pets provide great support and companionship. The program helps people with disability to care for their pets, so they do not need to give them up if some tasks become too difficult.

If you are a person with disability and interested in receiving assistance, or if you are a volunteer who would like to get involved in the program please call Yarra City Council on 9205 5555 or email info@yarracity.vic.gov.au.

How do I access these services?

You will need to be assessed by 1 of our assessment officers.

Step 1:

Call Yarra City Council on 9205 5555 or email info@yarracity.vic.gov.au to arrange an assessment.

You can also speak to someone in your own language by calling our interpreter service on 9280 1940.

Step 2:

An assessment officer will meet with you to discuss your care needs and how the services operate.

Is there a fee?

There is a fee charged for most of our Aged and Disability Services. However, the fee varies according to the type of services you receive and your income.