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As a result of the Rights in Specialist Disability Accommodation review, the Disability Service Safeguards Bill was introduced to the Victorian Parliament on 24 July 2018.

For more information on the Bill, please click here to visit our webpage.

Rights in Specialist Disability Accommodation

Victoria is committed to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) principles of choice and control. Every NDIS participant should be empowered to exercise choice and control in every part of their life – especially in choosing accommodation.

Current regulations around rights in supported accommodation were made for a different disability services model, which makes it difficult for residents to change service providers in their home. This type of legislation is not fit for an NDIS world.

To update this legislation, we heard from you about what you liked and didn’t like about the current legislation, and what you wanted to see happen in the future.

Any new legislation will work to support residents to move wherever they like and know their tenancy is secure and rights are protected.

This happened hand in hand with the community so that people with disability, their families and carers, staff, service providers and advocacy groups all had a say.

Consultation Session Responses

Over 300 people attended the 42 consultation sessions held around Victoria.

Nucleus Group was engaged to facilitate consultation sessions with families, carers, providers and staff.

The Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability Inc. was engaged to facilitate consultation sessions with specialist disability accommodation residents.

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in a consultation session.

You can find summaries of the consultation response below.

Public Submissions

Thank you to all the organisations, family members, friends and residents who made submissions to this consultation.

Please find below some of the responses Government received.

Not all submissions could be published due to our commitment to protecting respondents' privacy, in alignment with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014, the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 and the Health Records Act 2001.

All submissions, public or private, are being considered in this review.