Disability Information Advisory Services

Disability Information Advisory Services provide free independent information and advice to disabled people, their families, whānau, āiga, caregivers, providers and the general public. Find a list of these and other helpful services that might be right for you.

Services are listed in alphabetical order by name.


Acorn Autism

Location: Central Auckland and North Shore AucklandWebsite: acornautism.co.nz external URL

Altogether Autism

Location: Nationwide
Website: Altogether Autism external URL

Ambury Park Centre for Riding Therapy Inc

Location: Auckland
Website: Ambury Park Centre external URL

Aspire Canterbury

Location: Christchurch
Website: Aspire Canterbury external URL

Assistance Dogs Trust New Zealand (ADNZT)

Autism NZ Inc.

Location: Nationwide
Website: Autism New Zealand external URL


Barrier Free NZ Trust

Location: Christchurch
Website: Barrier Free external URL

Blind Citizens New Zealand

Location: Nationwide
Website: Blind Citizens New Zealand external URL

Blind Low Vision New Zealand

Location: Nationwide
Website: Blind, Low Vision New Zealand external URL

Blind Sport New Zealand

Location: Nationwide
Website: Blind Sport New Zealand external URL

Brain Injury Association


Carers New Zealand

Location: Nationwide
Website: Carers New Zealand external URL

CCS Disability Action

Location: Nationwide
Website: CCS Disability Action external URL

Cerebral Palsy Society

Location: Nationwide
Website: Cerebral Palsy Society external URL  

Complex Care Group

Location: Nationwide
Website: Complex Care Group external URL

Continence NZ

Location: Nationwide
Website: Continence NZ external URL


Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand

Location: Nationwide
Website: Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand external URL

Deaf Society of Canterbury Inc

Location: Canterbury
Website: Deaf Society of Canterbury external URL

Disability Connect

(Parent and Family Resource Centre Inc. trading as Disability Connect)

Location: Auckland
Website: Disability Connect external URL

Disabled Citizens Society Otago Inc. (Cargill Enterprises)

Location: Otago
Website: Cargill Enterprises external URL

Disabled Persons Assembly NZ

Location: Nationwide
Website: Disabled Persons Assembly NZ external URL


eCALD (Enhancing Cultural and Linguistic Diversity)

Location: Nationwide
Website: eCALD external URL

Enable New Zealand

Location: Nationwide
Website: Enable New Zealand external URL


Federation of Disability Information Centres

Firstport - Disability Information and Advice

Location: Nationwide (online service)
Website: Firstport external URL


Healthcare New Zealand

Location: Nationwide
Website: Healthcare New Zealand external URL

Hearing Association New Zealand

Location: Nationwide
Website: Hearing New Zealand external URL

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People NZ

Location: Nationwide
Website: Hearing Dogs external URL

Homes of Choice

Location: Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Wellington

Website: Homes of Choice external URL

Huntington's Disease Association

Huria Management Trust

Location: Nationwide
Website: Huria Trust external URL


IDEA Services Ltd

Location: Nationwide
Website: Idea Services external URL

IHC New Zealand

Location: Nationwide
Website: IHC New Zealand external URL

Independent Living Service (ILS)

iSign Deaf Aotearoa Interpreters

Location: Nationwide
Website: iSign Deaf Aotearoa external URL


Kāpō Māori Aotearoa New Zealand (Ngāti Kāpō)


Le Va

(Support for Pacific families and communities)
Location: Nationwide
Website: Le Va external URL


Mobility Centre

Location: North Island
Website: Mobility Centre external URL

Motor Neurone Disease Association of NZ

Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Society of Canterbury Inc

Multiple Sclerosis Society of NZ

Location: Nationwide
Website: Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand external URL

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Location: Nationwide
Website: Muscular Dystrophy New Zealand external URL


National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

New Zealand Disability Support Network

New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

New Zealand Riding for the Disabled Association

Nga Kete Matauranga Charitable Trust

Location: Invercargill
Website: Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu external URL

Ngati Maniapoto Marae

Ngāti Porou Hauora Inc

Location: Nationwide
Website: Ngāti Porou Hauora external URL


(Northland Disabilities Resource Centre)

Location: Northland
Website: Warning, this website autoplays a muted video - NorthAble external URL


Otago Association for Deaf Children


Parent to Parent

Location: Nationwide
Website: Parent to Parent external URL

People First New Zealand Ngā Tangata Tuatahi

Location: Nationwide
Website: People First New Zealand external URL

Polio NZ

Location: Nationwide
Website: Polio NZ external URL


Raukawa Trust

Location: Tokaroa
Website: Raukawa external URL

Raukura Hauora O Tainui

Location: Waikato
Website: Raukura Hauora O Tainui external URL


Safer Walking

Location: Nationwide
Website: Safer Walking external URL  

Sign Language Interpreters Association of New Zealand

Sommerville Disability Support Services

Spectrum Care

Located in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Lower Hutt.

Spectrum Care provide a range of services for disabled people. Their vision is that Every person with a disability deserves a life of choice, freedom and independence.

Spectrum Care website. external URL

Standards and Monitoring Services with Care Matters

Stuttering Treatment and Research Trust (START)


Taranaki APEPSI Trust

Location: New Plymouth
Phone: 06 751 1444

Te Kohao Health Kirikiriroa Marae

Location: Kirikiriroa
Website: Te Kohao Health external URL

Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki

Location: North Island
Website: Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki external URL

Te Oranganui Trust Inc

Location: Whanganui
Website: Te Oranganui external URL

Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui

Location: Nationwide
Website: Te Pou external URL

Te Whanau Tokotokorangi Charitable Trust

The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of New Zealand

Tiaho Trust

Location: Whangarei
Website: Tiaho external URL

Tui Ora Ltd

Location: New Plymouth
Website: Tui Ora external URL

Tuwharetoa Health Services

Location: Turangi
Website: Tuwharetoa external URL


Vaka Tautua

Location: Nationwide
Website: Vaka Tautua external URL


Wandersearch New Zealand

(also known as Wandatrak in some areas)
Location: Nationwide
Website: Wandersearch external URL


Location: Wellington

Website: well-able.org.nz external URL


Your Way | Kia Roha

Location: Nationwide
Website: Your Way | Kia Roha  external URL