Victoria

 

Map of Australia with Victoria highlightedFrom 1 July 2019, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission will start managing quality and safeguards in Victoria. The NDIS Commission Victorian office will be located at:

913 Whitehorse Road,

Box Hill, VIC 3128

Until 1 July, Victorian requirements for quality and safeguards continue to apply. The NDIS Guide to Suitability provides guidance to providers on the requirements to be registered as an NDIS provider – including Victoria’s quality and safeguards arrangements. 

 

New Victorian State Director

Sonja Pase has been appointed as Victorian State Director, supporting the establishment and operation of the Victorian office, and will lead a team of Complaints, Reportable Incidents and Compliance Staff. Sonja has been an executive level manager at the Department of Social Services and most recently at the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC).

Sonja has led the delivery of social policy programs in disability, carer, and family support services across Victoria. As Chief of Staff at the ABCC, Sonja headed up the Office of the Commissioner and was responsible for the corporate governance, reporting, media management and parliamentary liaison. Sonja has also worked in the non-government sector as National Manager at The Smith Family where her role was to expand an early literacy program across Australia, forming partnerships with community organisations and state governments. 

 

Introductory information session held in Melbourne

In April 2019, the NDIS Commission held an introductory information session in Victoria.

Click here to watch the on-demand video of the session.

 

More information

 

Links for Victoria

Disability Services Commissioner

Telephone: 1800 677 342
Email: complaints@odsc.vic.gov.au
Website: odsc.vic.gov.au

Mental Health Complaints Commissioner

Telephone: 1800 246 054 (free call from landlines) or 03 9032 3328
Email: info@mhcc.vic.gov.au
Website:  mhcc.vic.gov

Contacts regarding the use of Restrictive Practices

Telephone:  Senior Practitioner Disability 03 9096 8427
Email:  RIquestions@dhhs.vic.gov.au

NDIS Guide to Suitability

Website:  providertoolkit.ndis.gov.au/key-resources

Ombudsman Victoria

Telephone: 1800 806 314
Website: ombudsman.vic.gov.au

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Telephone: 1300 55 81 81
Website: consumer.vic.gov.au

Commonwealth Ombudsman

Telephone: 1300 362 072
Email: ombudsman@ombudsman.gov.au
Website: ombudsman.gov.au

Publications and Resources

Website:  vic.gov.au/ndis/service-providers/quality-and-safeguards-for-victorian-approved-providers.html