24. May, 2017

Australian Universities - Disability Services

Are you considering enrolling in University, preparing for a new study period or are already in the throes of studying? Did you know that all Australian universities have disability services that can provide ongoing support for students with a disability?

The first thing you need to do is let your universities disability services know that you have a disability. It’s best to do this when you enroll. If you didn’t, make an appointment with a Disability Advisor as soon as possible.

What kind of support do they offer?
Each university offers its own unique service however in general if your studies are affected by a disability, learning disorder, injury or chronic illness, Disability Services can provide assistance, advocacy, and reasonable academic adjustments.

Don’t have a disability yourself however you are the primary carer of someone that does? Most Universities have programs that extend their support to primary carers. Swinburne's AccessAbility Services is one example. They work with students living with a disability as well as those with primary carer responsibilities. They will negotiate a range of reasonable adjustments to ensure equal opportunity to access and participate in education at Swinburne. Contact your university to find out what services are available to you.

Below you will find links and other contact information for 35 Australian Universities. If you can’t find your university contact your student services.

Australian Catholic University
Equity and Disability Unit
Tel: +61 7 3623 7377
Email: carolyn.toonen@acu.edu.au
Web: http://www.acu.edu.au/student_experience/support_services/disability_services

Australian National University

Bond University
Tel: +61 7 5595 4002 (Mon-Thurs)

Email: disabilitysupport@bond.edu.au
Web: https://bond.edu.au/current-students/services-support/services/disability

Charles Darwin University
Office of Student Administration and Equity Services

Tel: +61 8 8946 6288
Fax: +61 8 8946 6654
Email: kerrie.coulter@cdu.edu.au
Web: www.cdu.edu.au/equity-services/disability-services

Charles Sturt University

Curtin University
Disability Services

Tel: +61 8 9266 7850
Email: disabilityservices@curtin.edu.au

Deakin University

Flinders University
Disability Advisor
Tel: 8201 2118

Email: disability@flinders.edu.au
Web: http://www.flinders.edu.au/current-students/healthandcounselling/disabilities.cfm

Griffith University
Tel: +61 7 3382 1159
Fax: +61 7 3382 1103
Email: disability-oua@griffith.edu.au
Web: www.griffith.edu.au/student-services/diversity-and-inclusion/students-with-disabilities

La Trobe University
Equality and Diversity Centre

Tel: +61 3 9479 2900
Email: equity@latrobe.edu.au
Web:  http://www.latrobe.edu.au/students/wellbeing/studying-with-a-disability

Macquarie University
Disability Support Unit

Tel: +61 2 9850 7497
Fax: +61 2 9850 6063
Email: campuswellbeing@mq.edu.au
Web: mq.edu.au/disability

Monash University

Murdoch University
OUA Liaison Team

Tel: (08) 9360 6084
Email: equity@murdoch.edu.au
Web: https://our.murdoch.edu.au/Student-life/Health-and-happiness/Disability-services/

Open Universities:
OUA Disability Contact Officer
Email: disability@open.edu.au

Web: https://www.open.edu.au/student-admin-and-support/student-support-services/disability-support

Queensland University of Technology

Disability Services
Email: student.disability@qut.edu.au


RMIT University
Equitable Learning Services

Tel: +61 3 9925 1089
Email: els@rmit.edu.au
Web: www.rmit.edu.au/equitable

Southern Cross University

Swinburne University
AccessAbility Services

Tel: +61 3 9214 8513 (Mon-Thurs)
Email: accessability@swin.edu.au
Web: www.swin.edu.au/accessability/

University of Adelaide
Tel: 8313 5962
Email: disability@adelaide.edu.au
Web: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/disability/

University of Canberra

University of Melbourne

University of Newcastle
Email: student-disability@newcastle.edu.au

Web: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/support/disability-support

University of New England
Student Disability Support

Tel: +61 2 6773 2897
Fax: +61 2 6773 4400
Email: tony.woods@une.edu.au
Web: www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/student-support/disability-support/disability-support-1

University of NSW

University of Queensland
Disability Advisor, Student Services

Tel: +61 (7) 3365 1704
Email: disability@uq.edu.au
Web: http://www.uq.edu.au/student-services/disability

University of South Australia
Disability Services

Tel: 1300 657 122 or +61 8 8302 2330
Fax: +61 8 8302 2363
Email: disability@unisa.edu.au
Web: www.unisa.edu.au/Student-Life/Support-services/Disability-Services/

University of Southern Queensland

University of the Sunshine Coast

University of Sydney

University of Tasmania

University of Technology Sydney
Accessibility Services

Tel: +61 2 9514 1177
Email: accessibility@uts.edu.au
Web: https://www.uts.edu.au/current-students/students-with-accessibility-requirements/accessibility-service

University of Western Australia
UniAcess - UWA's Disability Office

Tel: +61 8 6488 2423
Fax: +61 8 6488 1119
Email: uniaccess@uwa.edu.au
Web: www.transition.uwa.edu.au/welcome/disability_office

University of Western Sydney

University of Wollongong
Tel: 02 4221 3445
Fax: 02 4221 5667
Email: disability_services@uow.edu.au
Web: https://www.uow.edu.au/student/disability/index.html

Victoria University

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