A State of Alert has been declared for the ACT. For more information on what this means, what you need to do, support available and service changes please go to the ACT Emergency Services (ESA) website. You can also follow the ACT ESA on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.
Heavy smoke from bushfires burning in NSW is currently impacting the ACT
The Official Visitor for Disability Services is a monitoring and complaints option in the ACT for people with disability who access disability services and accommodation support. To learn more about the Official Visitor for Disability Services see our Videos and Factsheets below:
Official Visitor Scheme | Expressions of Interest
Looking for a rewarding experience while helping others be heard?
The Official Visitor Scheme is looking for two exceptional people to represent vulnerable members of our community by supporting the voices of those receiving:-
The ACT Official Visitor Scheme includes Official Visitors for Disability Services; Homelessness Services; Children and Young People; Mental Health Services; and Corrective Services. The role and functions of Official Visitors are set out in the Official Visitor Act 2012.
Specialist disability service providers must give information about visitable places to the Director-General, in writing and within 5 days of becoming associated with a visitable place. This includes if any information changes providing the new information. Providers should use the link below to report information, rather than emailing sensitive details directly to the official visitors or the directorate.
The Official Visitor for Disability Services Annual Report
The Annual Report of the Official Visitor for Disability Services (OVDS) outlines a range of activities including the number and kinds of complaints received by the OVDS, action taken on complaints received, and the number and kinds of matters referred by the OVDS to an investigative entity. See links below for previous Annual Reports: