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SA Restrictive Practice Authorisation scheme

The legislation for the South Australian Restrictive Practices Authorisation scheme starts on 30 May 2022.

This legislation provides strong safeguards for people with disability. The use of restrictive practices must be authorised under this legislation, or another Act.

The scheme is administered by the Restrictive Practices Unit, which is part of the Department of Human Services. To find out more, visit the restrictive practices web pages on SA.GOV.AU.

Looking for more information

The Restrictive Practices Unit will run free 90-minute webinars to help you find out more, and use the resources for NDIS providers, APOs, people with disability and their families.

You can email us at or speak with a team member at the Restrictive Practices Unit on 1800 862 004.

Email updates

We’ll be emailing out important updates about the scheme.

If you would like to join our email list, send us an email at

Contact us

If you have questions about the new Restrictive Practices Authorisation scheme, email us at

Page last updated : 16 Sep 2022

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