Local area coordination - Disability Services, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Queensland Government)

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Local area coordination

If you're a person with a disability, building or strengthening your support and friendship networks can help you get the most out of life. Disability Service's local area coordination program can help you achieve this.

Our local area coordinators work in rural and remote communities across the state, linking people with a disability to a range of different support networks and services, depending on individual needs and interests.

The coordinators operate within the following regions:

  • Far North Queensland Region
  • Central Queensland Region
  • North Coast Region and
  • Brisbane Region (Inala).

You will find them a source of useful information about disability and support resources in your local community.

Local area coordinators will work with you, your family, friends and your local community to:

  • get to know and understand you and your family
  • assist you to set goals and plan for the future
  • build and strengthen your support networks and friendships
  • connect you to other families to share ideas and experiences
  • look at ways for you to maintain or gain more independence in your daily life
  • identify how you can participate in social, recreational or other interests and be part of community life
  • link you to practical assistance.

We offer support to family and carers to assist them in the important role they play in lives of people with a disability.

How to access local area coordination

Anyone can contact their local area coordinator for information about available services and resources. You must live in an area when local area coordination operates to recieve support.

You can make a time to talk with a local area coordinator either over the phone or at a place where you feel comfortable. Our local area coordinators can meet you at your home or somewhere of your choice. You might even feel more comfortable having a friend or family member with you. 

Accessing other disability services

A local area coordinator can explain how you can access other disability services if you need them, and what is required for you to be eligible for these services. You can find out more information about how people are eligible for disability services here.


Contact us

To find out more information on local area coordination contact your nearest office.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The NDIS is the new way of providing support for people with disability.

As the NDIS is rolled out, eligible people will receive their supports from the NDIS. Find out if the NDIS is available where you live and how to apply for supports.

Under the NDIS Local Area Coordination will be delivered through NDIS Partners in the Community. Find out more about Local Area Coordination and the NDIS, including LAC partners in your community.

Is your feedback

Please submit your comments on the department's Compliments and Complaints section.

Please submit your comments on the Queensland Government website Contacts form.