Registration requirements for disability service providers

Requirements for registration of Disability Service Providers under the Disability Act

The Policy and procedures for the registration of disability service providers and community services sets out the Secretary’s requirements for registration of disability service providers (DSP) under the Disability Act 2006 (Act).

The policy overviews the legislative and policy requirements for disability service providers. 

Entities that apply for initial registration under the Act must demonstrate their capacity to comply with the Human Services Standards (Standards). This may involve a self-assessment against the Standards using the department’s online tool.

Unless exempt, registered DSPs must undertake an independent review against the Standards within 12 months of initial registration and achieve and maintain certification. For more information, see Human Services Standards.

Register of disability service providers

Section 46 of the Disability Act 2006 requires the department to keep and make publicly available a register of disability service providers.

The register of disability service providers is separate to the register of authorised program officers kept by the Senior Practitioner and referred to in sections 139(3) and 190(3) of the Act.

For more information, see register of disability service providers.

NDIA disability service providers

NDIS providers registered under the Victorian Disability Act will transition to the NDIS Quality and Safety Commission from 1 July 2019. For information on the changes to NDIS quality and safeguards arrangements in Victoria, see NDIS Quality and safeguards page on the website.

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