Carers Australia

The voice for carers across Australia

Better Start for Children with a Disability was a program funded by the Department of Social Services to provide eligible children aged 0 – 6 with early intervention support services. The program has now closed and been replaced with the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention program, available across all states and territories.

Children registered for Better Start should transition to the NDIS or may be eligible for continuity of support.

State and Territory contact details

Better Start registration is now closed and as of 30 June 2020 will no longer be available to families now registered. Please contact a Registration and Information Service Advisor in your state or territory for information on transitioning to the NDIS or continuity of support services:

Address: 80 Beaurepaire Crescent, Holt, ACT 2615

Phone: (02) 6296 9900

Email: carers@carersact.org.au

Web: www.carersact.asn.au

Mailing address: PO Box 785, North Sydney, NSW 2059

Phone: (02) 9280 4744

Email: betterstart@carersnsw.org.au

Web: www.carersnsw.org.au

Address: Harry’s Place, 1 Willeroo Street, Tiwi, NT 0810

Phone: (08) 8944 4888

Email: carersnt@carersnt.asn.au

Web: www.carersnt.asn.au

Address: 15 Abbott Street, Camp Hill, QLD 4152

Phone: (07) 3900 8100

Email: betterstart@carersqld.asn.au

Web: www.carersqld.asn.au/

Address: 338 Tapleys Hill Road, Seaton, SA 5023

Phone: (08) 8291 5600

Email: info@carers-sa.asn.au

Web: www.carers-sa.asn.au

Address: 64 Burnett Street, North Hobart, TAS 7000

Phone: (03) 6231 5507

Email: CATINC@carerstasmania.org

Web: www.carerstas.org

Address: Level 1, 37 Albert Street, Footscray, VIC 3011

Phone: 1800 514 845

Email: betterstart@carersvictoria.org.au

Web: www.carersvictoria.org.au

Address: 182 Lord Street, Perth, WA 6000

Phone: 1800 242 636

Email: betterstart@carerswa.asn.au

Web: www.carerswa.asn.au

Downloads - NDIS Factsheets

Factsheet
Advocating for Yourself and Your Child

10 August 2020 – 168.98 KB

Factsheet
How Does Having a Child with a Disability Affect a Family

10 August 2020 – 287.17 KB

Factsheet
National Financial Support

10 August 2020 – 230.26 KB

Factsheet
Supporting Siblings

10 August 2020 – 381.51 KB

Factsheet
Talking to Your GP

10 August 2020 – 172.33 KB

Factsheet
Transitioning to Childcare

10 August 2020 – 176.8 KB

Factsheet
Transitioning to Preschool and School

10 August 2020 – 397.97 KB

Downloads - All About Carers Factsheets

Factsheet
It’s Okay to Feel

10 August 2020 – 299.31 KB

Factsheet
Managing Everyday Challenges

10 August 2020 – 351.8 KB

Factsheet
Maintaining Relationships and Creating Connections

10 August 2020 – 274.37 KB

Factsheet
Managing the Stages of Grief

10 August 2020 – 501.66 KB

Factsheet
Managing Uncertainty

10 August 2020 – 269.34 KB

Factsheet
Resourcefulness and Useful Tools

10 August 2020 – 266.24 KB

Factsheet
Self-Care

10 August 2020 – 518.78 KB

Factsheet
Sharing the Diagnosis

10 August 2020 – 255.87 KB

Downloads - Early Childhood Support Factsheets

Factsheet
Budgets and Support Categories

10 August 2020 – 278.35 KB

Factsheet
Fund Management

10 August 2020 – 497.68 KB

Factsheet
How to Access ECEI

10 August 2020 – 231.93 KB

Factsheet
Navigating Terminology

10 August 2020 – 300.55 KB

Factsheet
Preparing for the Planning Meeting

10 August 2020 – 234.99 KB

Factsheet
The Planning Meeting

10 August 2020 – 225.57 KB

Factsheet
What is ECEI

10 August 2020 – 494.39 KB

Factsheet
What Will the NDIS Fund

10 August 2020 – 269.08 KB