To refer or find out whether a family member or friend is eligible for Vision Australia services or to request additional services for someone, please ask the person’s permission before contacting us. If they consent for you to contact us, please complete the following online form or phone 1300 84 74 66.
To discuss whether you are eligible to receive services or to request additional services complete the following online form or phone 1300 84 74 66.
If you are a parent of a child who is blind, or has low vision, or a family member of an adult who is blind, or has low vision - please use the family referral form.
Sight loss affects everyone differently.
Our Low Vision Assessment Service uses personalised testing to develop a unique plan tailored to your needs.
About the NDIS
The NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The NDIS is here to help you achieve your goals and it is focused around enabling you to live your life. Vision Australia provides services and advice to people who are blind or have low vision so that you have access to, and can fully participate in, every part of life – when and as you choose. We can provide support to you throughout every stage of the NDIS process.
What is My Aged Care?
The Australian Government has recently made changes to the aged care system. This includes the introduction of My Aged Care which is an initiative that supports older people and their families in accessing aged care information and services.
It is for Australian residents who are
There are several other funding options available to people who have low vision or are blind. Whether you're seeking support at school, at work, or to live independently, we can help make sure that you're fully aware of any funding and benefits that you may be entitled to.
Why should I refer to Vision Australia?
People with vision loss are three times more likely to suffer depression, and twice as likely to experience a decrease in their social independence1.
The allied health team at Vision Australia complement the work of eye care professionals. Our vision loss experts help people use their remaining vision to navigate their environment safely, prevent falls and get back to social activities.
Everyone experiences vision loss differently.
You may have trouble with your sight in the classroom, at home or work, or perhaps you experienced vision loss early in your life.
If your eyesight is affecting your ability to do the things that are important to you then Vision Australia can help.
You and your loved ones can access our support to understand more about your vision condition, and, as part of your support network, we can help you to develop your own personal plan to achieve the things that are important to you.
Making a Will is an important part of planning for the future. After you have provided for loved ones, you may then consider including Vision Australia as a beneficiary.
Many generous people support the important work of Vision Australia through bequests from their estates. Over the years, these contributions large and small have contributed significantly to our work. By leaving a lasting legacy, your gift enables us to assist people who are blind or have low vision to lead independent and fulfilling lives. It is one way of making a positive difference beyond your lifetime.