You can find a place to live that suits your needs. Or find a new home then adapt it to suit you.
- Private rentals are one option for you. You can look for properties online at real estate websites such as com.au or domain.com.au. State-based databases such as reiwa.com.au are another option, in addition to newspapers and other guides. One advantage of rentals is that you have rights as a tenant you might not have in places like group homes.
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) housing, such as Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) might also be suited to you, if you need lots of disability supports. The NDIS can help you with housing, even if it’s only to fund you to look for somewhere new.
- Social, public or community housing is another option. You can get help from the various states and territories on how to find public or community housing.
- Strata properties are another type of housing you might end up in, whether as a renter or owner. People who live in stratas need to follow certain rules, like with other accommodation.
- If you need urgent housing, you can access an emergency housing service. You can also avoid homelessness by phoning a hotline in your state or territory.
- Other accommodation options exist too, like boarding houses or caravan parks.
You should think about what suits your needs and where you’ll feel safe.
Remember, if you are experiencing problems in your home, you can get help from a disability advocate or even file a complaint with police.
If things have been stolen from you or you’ve been affected by violence at home, you can speak to a disability advocate or talk to police.
To speak to an advocate, email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail at 1800 843 929. To speak with police, call the local number in your state or dial 000 in an emergency.