Government assistance for employing people with disabilities

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The 3rd of December was International Day of People with Disability. Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Minister responsible for Disability Services, wrote to employers on 3 December about this date. He urged all employers to consider that the right person for their organisation may be a person with a disability.

The Government offers the following assistance for employing people with a disability:

  • Funding workplace adjustment costs;
  • Free, practical advice on removing employment barriers; and
  • Assistance from Disability Employment Services (DES) to find employees, provide support in removing workplace barriers and provide on-the-job support.

The Government has produced a package of resources to mark International Day of People with Disability and to support Australian employers that employ people with a disability. These resources are available on the JobAccess website, at

Included on the site are: case studies, videos, information about recruitment and retention, removing workplace barriers and much more.

JobAccess can be contacted at any time for advice or support on 1800 464 800.