IDEAS is run by people with disability for people with disability. We have a Board that is in charge of keeping our work on track and making sure that our values are in everything we do. 

IDEAS stands for Information on Disability, Education and Awareness Services.

Our Vision

"What we seek"

A world where people with disability live full, independent lives of their own choosing.

Our Mission

"What we do"

IDEAS’ purpose is to provide access to information and opportunities for people with disability, their supporters and the community to reach their full potential.

Our Values

"What we believe in"

We believe the following attributes are intrinsic to the organisation and everything we do:

  • Respectful
  • Inclusive
  • Ethical
  • Innovative


Our Purpose

"How we do it"

We work to support all people with disability, their families, carers and other supporters to self-advocate and to make informed decisions. As disability knowledge brokers, we do this by providing a range of information services and products. Using our specialist expertise, we source information and filter, interpret and disseminate it on request, through a variety of methods for the benefits of our customers.

Our Organisation

"Who we are"

IDEAS is a membership-based organisation with over 400 members, made up of people with disability, family members, carers and supporters of people with disability. It is a not-for-profit organisation, endorsed as a deductible gift recipient under Subdivision 30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. IDEAS is registered with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) as an Australian Company Limited by Guarantee.