The IDEAS website is a powerful search enginge which helps you discover services, supports and resources specific to you and your needs. You can start searching straight away by using the Keyword search bar at the top of the home page, or you can use the categroy search directly beneath to filter and browse results on particular topics. 

You can search in one of two ways:

Keyword search

  1. Type your phrase or keyword in to the search field. 
  2. Start entering your suburb and select your suburb and postcode from the drop down menu provided.
  3. Click on the Search button to the right of the search and location fields. 
  4. Choose a result type from the list provided, i.e. Near You, In Home, Phone, Web or National Services.

Category search 

  1. Choose a category from the list of topics on the homepage. Click on it
  2. Refine your search by choosing a sub-category from the left hand toolbar
  3. Services and supports are listed in the search resutls and available resources on the topic are found at the bottom of the page. 

Did You Know?

By inserting double quotes around a phrase, "like this" you tell the search engine two things: 

  1. the words typed in the search box should be present in any results that show up, and
  2. the words should be present in the same sequence as in the search phrase.