Disability Support Register guidelines

These guidelines explain how an application for ongoing disability support is registered, assessed and considered for approval.

The Disability Support Register guidelines are designed to guide divisional practice on the registration and allocation of a person’s application for ongoing disability support.

These guidelines:

  • Provide information about the process by which a person's application for ongoing disability support is considered for registration and allocation
  • Define the practice requirements for managing applications and ensuring that decision making is undertaken in a consistent, transparent and efficient manner
  • Provide advice on the key principles and related policy in accessing ongoing disability supports for people with a disability
  • Explain how the register is used to generate a short list of people from which allocation decisions are made
  • Guide the allocation panel in making decisions about who will receive ongoing disability supports when they become available.

The guidelines will continue to be reviewed and updated as required to further support the allocation process and strengthen consistent practice.

Disability Support Register guidelines practice advice

Practice advice is available as separate documents so they can be updated in line with changes to the guidelines.