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Here’s a list of government bodies, advocacy organisations and more to help you answer any questions, or find your way to the resources you need.

The Disability Services Act 2006

The Disability Services Act 2006 includes a number of ways to safeguard the rights of Queenslanders with a disability, and outlines requirements that apply to disability services funded or delivered by the department. It also regulates certain aspects of disability services provided by NDIS registered providers.

The Act states:

People with a disability have the same human rights as other members of society and should be empowered to exercise their rights.

As well as affirming these rights, the Act articulates some specific rights for people with a disability. These include rights when using disability services, such as the right to receive services:

  • in a way that respects the confidentiality of personal information
  • in a safe, accessible built environment appropriate to the person’s needs.
  • The Act specifically recognises the right to live a life free from abuse, neglect or exploitation.

Positive behaviour support

The Positive behaviour support and restrictive practices framework safeguards the rights of adults with a cognitive or intellectual disability who exhibit severely challenging behaviours.

It provides for the authorisation of restrictive practices to support individuals in specific circumstances.

Disability Worker Screening

On 1 February 2021, new nationally consistent disability worker screening for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) commenced in Queensland to improve the safety and quality of services and supports delivered to people living with disability.

Queensland also continues to provide robust state screening for workers delivering certain state-funded disability supports or services.

Complaints management

The complaints management processes provides a channel for feedback on service quality and resolution of issues.

Monitoring and Investigation

The Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships has monitoring and investigative powers to monitor compliance with the Act.

Useful links

The Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission promotes the rights of people with disabilities and is working to build a more accessible, more inclusive community.  If you believe that you have been discriminated against on the basis of your disability, you can make a complaint to the Australian Human Rights Commission. You can also have someone such as a solicitor, advocate or trade union make a complaint on your behalf.


Carers Australia

We know the importance of carers, which is why the work of Carers Australia is so important. It’s a not for profit, benevolent national peak organisation dedicated to improving the lives of carers, by working to ensure they’re adequately informed and resourced.


NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is an independent agency established to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services. The Commission regulates NDIS providers, provides national consistency, promotes safety and quality services, resolves problems and identifies areas for improvement.

Useful numbers

National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline – 1800 880 052

Office of the Public Guardian – 1300 653 187 

Office of the Health Ombudsman –  133 OHO (133 646)

National Disability Insurance Agency – 1800 800 110

How to make a complaint

If you have a complaint or issue about your service not meeting the Disability Service Standards you should, in the first instance, contact the service manager.

That might mean issues around:

  • Not getting a service or support that you should be provided with
  • Not being allowed to make a complaint or your complaint being ignored
  • Abuse and neglect
  • Being unfairly exited from a service.


Complaints are important—they can improve the quality of services and can help others experiencing similar challenges. But, if you feel your concerns haven’t been properly addressed by your NDIS provider, you can complain directly to the NDIS Commission by:

  • Phoning: 1800 035 544 (free call from landlines) or TTY 133 677.
    Interpreters can be arranged.
  • National Relay Service and ask for 1800 035 544.
  • Completing a complaint contact form.

You deserve the best possible service.

Tell us what we’re doing well, and what we could be doing better.

Share feedback or submit a complaint on 07 4163 6808 or by emailing [email protected].au

Additional resources

Some great resources created by disability advocacy organisations:

Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC)
Say No To Abuse videos explaining neglect and physical, emotional and financial abuse

Action for More Independence & Dignity in Accommodation (AMIDA)
Housing – Know Your Rights (12 minute video)

Advocacy for Inclusion
I need help from the police (PDF) (Easy English resource)

Council on Intellectual Disability (CID)
What is a restrictive practice? (Easy Read resource)
Abuse, neglect and bullying of people with intellectual disability
Your Service Your Rights cards
What to do if you have been scammed – Info Guide
Making a complaint about goods or services – Info Guide 

DACSSA Disability Advocacy
Disability Abuse 

Down Syndrome Australia
Healthy Relationships and Sexuality (Easy Read guide)
Healthy Relationships and Sexuality: Information for people with Down syndrome and their families

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI)
Know Your Human Rights (brochure)
About the Police (brochure)

Women With Disabilities Australia
Violence Against Women and Girls with Disability video
Women with disability speak about the right to freedom from all forms of violence video (from WWDA’s human rights toolkit)
Your right to be safe from violence (Easy English)
Sex and Your Body video
Safety and Violence | Our Site (

Disability Support Toolkit including Easy English booklets and information on working with people with disability
Sunny App

Disability Media Australia
Tell Someone video series
Introduction and physical family violence
Emotional family violence
Social family violence
Financial family violence
Sexual family violence

Better Health
Talking to young people with cognitive disabilities about sex

Office of the eSafety Commissionner
Online safety for young people with intellectual disability
Resources for disability workers

National Disability Services
Zero Tolerance resources for the disability sector
NDIS Quality and Safeguards resources

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
Fact sheets
Easy Read Information
Worker Orientation Module

Working with Women with disabilities eLearning  (

True QLD
Looking After Me Program (LAMP) – relationship and sexuality

WorkUP Queensland
Disability Workforce training and resources

NDIS Minister

Ministers for the Department of Social Services

Commonwealth Ombudsman