Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Reshaping the Disability Services Act 2006

As Queensland transitions to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), we are reviewing the Disability Services Act 2006 to ensure we have laws in place to reflect the changing landscape of how supports for people with disability are funded and delivered across Australia.

The Queensland Government’s role in the disability sector is also changing. Moving forward, our primary focus will be championing accessibility and inclusion of people with disability within the community.

As part of the review of the Act, we developed a list of ideas and options for changes to the legislation in the options paper Reshaping the Disability Services Act 2006: an inclusive and accessible Queensland (PDF, 878 KB) Reshaping the Disability Services Act 2006: an inclusive and accessible Queensland (DOCX, 50 KB) (and its Easy Read version (PDF, 7.6 MB) Easy Read version (DOCX, 38 KB)) and then invited the community to let us know what they thought about the proposed changes.

Community consultation

The consultation period to make a formal submission closed on 9 November 2018. However, you can still contact the department about the consultation by email at submissions@communities.qld.gov.au.

We held the following public forums:

  • Monday 29 October 2018, 10am–12pm, Brisbane
  • Wednesday 31 October 2018, 11am–1pm, Toowoomba
  • Friday 2 November 2018, 10am–12pm, Townsville
  • Monday 5 November 2018, 10am–12pm, Rockhampton
  • Wednesday 7 November 2018, 12pm–2pm, Cairns
  • Monday 12 November 2018, 1pm–3pm, Mount Isa.

We also hosted a webinar on Friday 9 November.

Thank you for your input

We'd like to say thank you to everyone who participated in this important consultation process.

The feedback received will inform the Queensland Government's review of legislation to ensure it continues to meet the needs of Queenslanders with disability, their families and carers.