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Port Augusta Disability Alliance

The mission of the City of Port Augusta is to create and sustain a safe and vibrant community where people want to live, work, play and visit. This mission embraces the culture of the City, the safety of the residents, their health and the provision of high quality community services and facilities for support, recreation and the delivery of information. The Port Augusta City Council Social Vision Unit stands by the Council's principles of respect, social justice, equal opportunity, inclusiveness and accessibility.

The City of Port Augusta is committed to providing up to date information on all services available to residents and visitors. We hope that these links (gained with the permission of the owners) will help local residents, visitors, those thinking of moving to Port Augusta and tourists with a disability, their families and carers to be aware of the many services provided in Port Augusta or indeed other Council areas. It is intended that this webpage be updated with more links on a continuing basis.

[Disclaimer: The information contained at the linked sites is the responsibility of those organisations to maintain. Council is acting as a portal only and does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of that information]

Memorandum of Understanding

The Port Augusta Disability Alliance, formed in September 2005, is a voluntary partnership between government and non-government agencies, individuals and Port Augusta City Council expressing a mutual agreement to work together in a positive spirit to continually improve the lifestyle, acceptance and accessibility of persons in our community with a disability.

Its Mission is to develop Port Augusta into a totally accessible, well informed, harmonious community where all persons with a disability are treated equally and where services are readily available.
Its Principles are Respect, Equality, Accessibility, Inclusion, Tolerance and Social Justice.

The Aims of the Alliance are to:

  1. act as a collective voice for persons with a disability in the Port Augusta community;
  2. promote greater recognition and respect for persons with a disability;
  3. provide mutual support for Alliance members;
  4. assist other Alliance members in funding applications or to put in joint submissions;
  5. assist other Alliance members with service delivery for their clients;
  6. provide education to the community on disability and accessibility issues;
  7. provide advice to the Port Augusta City Council on disability, accessibility and planning issues;
  8. provide a forum for government and non-government agencies to discuss disability issues such as client services, service delivery and funding
  9. submit joint submissions to government on local disability issues

Useful Links

Port Augusta Disability Alliance Memorandum of Understanding Port Augusta Disability Alliance Memorandum of Understanding (22 kb)

Carelink SA

Carelink SA provides information about care services in South Australia that support younger people with a disability and assist older people to live independently in their own homes.

Commonwealth Carelink Centre

Commonwealth Carelink is a free telephone information service for carers, aged persons, people with disabilities, service providers and other community members assisting them with information to access community care services in their local area. information is researched, collated and delivered on request in an appropriate format suited to their specific need.

SAcommunity - Connecting Up Australia

SAcommunity is South Australia's community information resource. Its purpose is to enable you to:

  • find out about help available from government, non-government and community services throughout SA
  • find out how you can connect with and get involved in your community

Disability Information & Resource Centre Inc.

DIRC provides information, advice and referral services to people of South Australia.


EnableNet is a Disability Portal created and maintained by the Disability Information and Resource Centre (DIRC).

Human Services Finder

This directory provides detailed information on the human services provided by the government, community and private sectors in South Australia. The Human Services Finder enables the public to quickly find health, housing, family and other community services in their area.


Infosearch is a database of South Australian health and community services. CISA collects and maintains the information about state and regional services for the database.

Disability SA

Disability SA is a direct service agency of the Department for Families and Communities established in 2006 through the amalgamation of staff, services and programs from former separately incorporated agencies as follows:

  • Julia Farr Services
  • Intellectual Disability Services Council
  • Options Coordination - Adults with Physical and Neurological Conditions
  • Options Coordination - Brain Injury
  • Independent Living Centre