Family options

Children and young people who have high support needs for their disability have priority of access to the Family options program.

Family options aims to support families of people with a disability by providing a choice to share their care responsibilities with volunteer carers on a short-term or long-term basis.

The program may also offer short-term or long-term alternative family placements for people with disabilities, who are unable to live with their own families.

See our voluntary out-of-home care page for more information.

Who can get assistance?

You meet the criteria as determined under the Disability Act 2006. This act is available from Victorian legislation and parliamentary documents.

Priority of access: Children and young people who have significantly high support needs and have been referred for placement under Family options.

How to get assistance

Contact your regional disability Intake and response service to find out more information about this program and how to apply.

Disability intake and response service
1800 783 783 or TTY 1800 008 149

Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm