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.


Altogether Autism

Ambury Park Centre for Riding Therapy Inc

Aspire Canterbury

Assistance Dogs Trust New Zealand (ADNZT)

Autism NZ Inc.


Barrier Free NZ Trust

Location: Christchurch
Website: Barrier Free New Zealand external URL

Blind Citizens New Zealand

Location: Nationwide
Website: Blind Citizens NZ 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

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 - Helping Families external URL

Disabled Citizens Society Otago Inc. (Cargill Enterprises)

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


Gisborne Riding for the Disabled Club Inc.


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

Huntington's Disease Association New Zealand


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

Life Unlimited National

Location: Nationwide
Website: Life Unlimited external URL


Mobility Centre Hamilton

Location: Hamilton
Website: Mobility Centre external URL

Mobility Centre Tauranga

Location: Tauranga
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 the Deaf

New Zealand Disability Support Network

New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

New Zealand Riding for the Disabled Association

Nga Kete Matauranga Charitable Trust

Ngati Kapo o Aotearoa Inc

Location: Nationwide
Website: Ngati Kapo o Aotearoa external URL

Ngati Maniapoto Marae

Location: Nationwide
Website: Ngati Maniapoto Marae external URL

Ngāti Porou Hauora Inc

Location: Nationwide
Website: Ngāti Porou Hauora external URL


(Northland Disabilities Resource Centre)

Location: Northland
Website: NorthAble external URL

NZ Federation of Disability Information Centres


Otago Association for Deaf Incorporated


Parent to Parent

Location: Nationwide
Website: Parent to Parent New Zealand 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 Trust external URL

Raukura Hauora O Tainui

Location: Waikato
Website: Raukura Hauora O Tainui external URL


Safer Walking

Location: Nationwide
Website: Safer Walking external URL  (Supporting people who have a risk of going missing)

Sign Language Interpreters Association of New Zealand

Sommerville Disability Support Services

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

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 Trust Inc 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

Tiaho Trust

Location: Whangarei
Website: Tiaho Trust external URL

Tui Ora Ltd

Location: New Plymouth
Website: Tui Ora Ltd external URL

Tuwharetoa Health Services


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