• Live in SA - Need to Know COVID-19 Info

    Map of Australia with South Australia highlighted with some pins dropped on it, clipboard says SA COVID19 update, with surgical mask on it

    Things do keep changing with COVID-19 and it is important to keep up to date so that you can stay safe. Here are resources for your state.

  • Live in NSW? The latest about COVID-19

    Map of Australia, pins on NSW, words on a clipboard NSW COVID19 update

    Things do keep changing with COVID-19 and it is important to keep up to date so that you can stay safe. Here are resources for your state.

  • What you can and can't do under COVID-19 Government Restrictions

    No COVID-19 sign with blue sky

    Rules and regulations about where people can go, what they can do and what they should wear have been put in place across Australia to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

  • Queensland Border Restrictions

    A photo of a State Border Sign, with the writing "State Border Queensland" in black on the white sign.

    Queensland has reviewed the border restrictions that were in place. We explain the current restrictions.  

  • Getting your medication during the COVID-19 crisis

    Pharmacist taking medications from stores on shelf.

    If you need medication, changes have been made available to help you be able to “Stay at Home”. From appointments to prescriptions and getting medications, we outline the supports that are available to help you.

  • The New Armchair Travellers

    Image of a person using a laptop, their feet are up on a footrest.

    Armchair travel has existed for centuries. In the wake of COVID-19, the concept is taking on a fresh direction. Digital travel is the new way to ramble the world as we recover. As the travel and tourism collective plan to regenerate, the use of digital media to entice travellers in the interim has shown to be strategic, and that benefits us all.

  • Tips to get you through a Stay-cation or Isolation

    Man in grey shirt looking out window at city buildings

    For the vulnerable, immuno-compromised, voluntarily self-isolating, or those in quarantine, lockdown or mandatory isolation after overseas travel or close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 we’ve gathered some tips and activities to help you through.

  • Easy English Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources

    Covers of 4 different docuements, with large pictures and words

    A list of links to resources to support people who use Easy English, Easy Read or picture stories. These are about Coronavirus also called COVID-19. Topics include rules, mental health, help, money, support, self-help, staying safe, social bubbles and more.

  • COVID-19 Apps

    An image of a mobile phone showing a folder of apps

    The Australian Government has created a WhatsApp channel for guidance and advice on Coronavirus (Covid- 19) in Australia and released an app from the Department of Health. A second tracking app has also been released.

  • Coronavirus Supports for NDIS registered providers

    Boy in a wheelchair with a carer

    NDIS providers needing help on where to find supports and where assistance is available can read on for important links.

  • Packing for an Emergency

    Image of First Aid Kit, Water Bottles, Batteries, radio and torch

    With the emergencies we have all faced in 2020, the need to be prepared is again highlighted. Bushfires, Floods and a Pandemic. In the event you need to evacuate in a hurry, or you may be without power and clean water, a little planning now will spare you precious time.

  • COVID-19 Info in Community Languages

    COVID19 Info in Community Languages. Picture is a collage of fact sheets in different languages and scripts.  There are pictures of handwashing and a person presenting on TV.

    Need to get coronavirus (COVID-19) resources in your language?

    There is information about health, money and support.

  • 6 new things about the NDIS

    6 very large in orange, text says new things about the NDIS

    As of 1 July, there have been some significant changes to the NDIS, including the new Price Guide and Support Catalogue, a new Assistive Technology and Consumables Code guide, new operational guidelines for Supported Independent Living, Specialist Disability Accommodation and Medium Term Accommodation, the end of the 10 per cent COVID loading and the expansion of the National Community Connector Program.

  • Inclusive School Holiday Activities Winter 2020

    Children, one with disability, in a circle looking down at the camera.

    We know it seems like we only just sent our kids back to school, and the holidays are here AGAIN. Our IDEAS team have contributed to help get you through, from what we do with our own youngsters, to online opportunities, we pull together some new boredom busters for Winter 2020.

  • IDEAS launches free website to help people with disability during the bushfire crisis

    Media release
  • Mutual Obligations explained

    symbols for job searching and resume writing

    If you are unemployed and receiving a payment from Centrelink, there are things you need to do to keep getting your payments and to improve your chances of finding work.

  • Money Matters

    Australian 50, 100, 20, 10 and 5 dollar notes

    The COVID crisis has had a massive impact on our economy. IDEAS have put together a series of articles to help you to manage your money in these challenging times.

  • Look after your mental health in the COVID-19 crisis

    Words say "self care isn't selfish"

    We are living in tough and trying times. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has had a profound impact on our day to day lives, and we are all experiencing heightened anxiety, confusion and isolation. It’s okay not to be okay.

  • COVID-19 and caring for people with dementia

    Elderly woman looking out of a window

    In a tea room conversation with a colleague (adhering to social distancing guidelines), Margaret* recounted a situation so perfectly relevant in today’s climate of social distancing in the wake of COVID-19. It was her Mum’s birthday and Margaret and her brother wanted to deliver a cake and present to her at her nursing home.

  • Catch ups for People with Disability in COVID-19

    Image of a senior woman, holding a cup and blue letter.

    COVID- 19 restrictions have created opportunities for peer groups and families to connect and meet in different ways. Online and offline, people with like-minded interests are communicating and sharing. Support groups have been moving to video-calls. Virtual coffee catchups are in.