Resources: Aboriginal

The following organisations offer specific support for Aboriginal people needing care or their families and carers. Contact these organisations for information, support and assistance.

Further resources can be found by selecting the Resources on the right.

Aboriginal Carer Kit

1800 242 636

Aboriginal Carers Support Guide

1300 797 606

Aboriginal Medical Service (all locations)
02 9319 5823

Carer Line

1800 242 636 (Mon to Fri 9am-5pm)

Family Drug Support Line

1300 368 186 (24 hours)

Home Modification and Maintenance Services

02 6622 8386

Northern Sydney Aboriginal Counselling Service

Free counselling
02 9418 8800

Older Parent Carer Program

Assistance with caring for an adult child with illness/disability
1800 242 636 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

Chronic conditions

Alzheimer’s Australia NSW

Dementia
1800 100 500

Cancer Connections

Online support

Cancer Council Helpline

13 11 20 (Mon to Fri 9am-5pm)

CareSearch Palliative Care Knowledge Network

Free online end-of-life information for carers, families and service providers. Printed resource pack also available. Videos in Greek, Italian and Chinese also available.

Continence Foundation

Bowel and bladder control
1800 330 066

Diabetes

Hepatitis Australia

1300 437 222

Hepatitis NSW

Hepatitis C
1800 803 990

HIV/AIDS

1800 063 060

National Diabetes Services Scheme

Products, information and support
1300 136 588

Speech Pathology Australia

Provides information, fact sheets, Medicare rebates and locating a speech pathologist
03 9642 4899

Aboriginal fact sheet – Speech pathology

Disability

Aboriginal Disability Network

02 9319 1422

Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT)

Assistance of carers of people with autism
1800 069 978

Autism advisor for funding initiatives, early intervention and other support for children
1300 978 611

Better Start for Children with Disability Initiative

Assistance for children with developmental disabilities to access funding for early intervention services
1800 242 636

Companion Card – NSW

Assistance for carers of people with a severe disability
1800 893 044

Indigenous Disability Advocacy Service (IAS)

Provides short and long term individual advocacy, advocacy training and an information service to Aboriginal people with a disability and their families
1300 114 327

National Disability Service NSW Aboriginal Resources and Pathways Project

Shoulder to Shoulder

Information for families with a child or young adult with a disability

Drugs and Alcohol

Family Drug Support Line

1300 368 186 (24 hours)

Koori Druginfo Clearinghouse

1300 858 584

Financial assistance

Centrelink

13 27 17

Companion Card – NSW

Assistance for carers of people with a severe disability
1800 893 044

Financial Counsellors Association of NSW

Free service to assist with financial problems
1300 914 408

Mobility Parking Scheme

Application under Rules and Regulations

Working Carers Gateway

Health information

Australian Indigenous Health Infonet

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations

02 6248 0644

Mental illness

Australian Indigenous Mental Health

Beyondblue Infoline

Anxiety and depression
1300 224 636

Family and Carer Mental Health Program

1800 242 636

Grief, loss, depression, emotional wellbeing toolkits

Lifeline 13 11 14

Suicide prevention toolkit

Lifeline 13 11 14

Respite

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre

1800 059 059

Telephone Interpreter Service

Free interpreter to assist with contacting services: 13 14 50

Aboriginal Medical Service

All locations: 02 9319 5823

1300 phone numbers are local cost*
1800 phone numbers are free calls*
*except from mobiles