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DHS provides services for our existing clients or people with NDIS plans in South Australia, through:

For children and adults who are not Australian permanent residents and not eligible for NDIS support, please refer to Exceptional Needs Unit.

NDIS and disability services

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funds disability services, giving people living with a disability the choice and control over who provides their services.

Disability services provided by the Department of Human Services have been changing in response.

If you’re looking for services

Contact the NDIS or its Local Area Co-ordinators (LACs) who have offices servicing South Australia.

Locate a BlueBay (accessible parking space)

The South Australian Government through the Department of Human Services (DHS) has developed a free mobile-friendly database to help people with disability locate accessible parking spaces around South Australia.

You can search for accessible parking spaces by postcode or address, and get descriptions of accessible spaces, including if they are metered.

Email your BlueBays contributions or feedback to

Access the BlueBays database

Pavely smartphone app – download and contribute

DHS has developed an inclusive smartphone app! It provides a directory of inclusive and accessible venues and facilities across the state, and allows users to find, rate and review their experiences.

The app is an initiative of the State’s Disability and Inclusion Plan (Inclusive SA Action 2), and uses technology to influence inclusion, independence and empowerment for community members.

Pavely Advisory Board members contributed their lived experiences to help shape the functionality of the app, and to optimise its usability and accessibility. People with disability who have used the app agree that Pavely will save time planning outings and will support greater spontaneity and potential to explore new places.

Pavely is available in app stores, and we need the community to download the app and contribute venue ratings, so the app can create a more inclusive community.

Download Pavely

Google Play - Pavely

The Apple app store - Pavely

Page last updated : 21 Feb 2023

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