From 1 July 2019, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission started managing quality and safeguards in the Australian Capital Territory.
State Director NSW and ACT: Mahashini Krishna
Mahashini Krishna is NSW and ACT state director. Mahashini has over 10 years experience working with vulnerable communities, particularly individuals who have endured significant trauma. Mahashini has led multidisciplinary teams and delivered numerous state-wide programs. She has held senior roles in the NSW public service in legal and leadership capacities, including as the NSW Commissioner of Victims' Rights and the Registrar of the NSW Victims Compensation Tribunal. Her most recent role has been with NSW Health leading a range of projects in the Education Centre against Violence. Mahashini has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degree.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have issued a number of alerts to registered NDIS providers across Australia.
We have also issued the following alerts only to providers in the Australian Capital Territory:
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccines: New requirements relating to vaccination of disability workers in the ACT (22 October 2021)
- COVID-19: Seven-day lockdown in the ACT (12 August 2021)
View the ACT Chief Health Officer alerts on the ACT Government website.
Past provider information sessions
In April and June 2019, the NDIS Commission held introductory information sessions in the Australian Capital Territory.
Watch the video recording of the June 2019 webinar
Provider Information Sessions 2019: Q&A Compendium
View the June 2019 introductory information session presentation slides
Watch the video recording of the April 2019 Canberra introductory information session
View the April 2019 introductory information session presentation slides
Provider Information Sessions 2019: Behaviour Support Q&A Compendium
- NDIS Commission Information Letter to Existing Providers VIC, QLD, TAS, ACT and NT, 12 June 2019
- NDIS Commission Information Letter VIC, QLD, TAS, ACT and NT, 12 June 2019
- NDIS Commission Introductory Letter VIC, QLD, TAS, ACT and NT, 8 May 2019
- NDIS Commission Introductory Letter to Existing Providers VIC, QLD, TAS, ACT and NT, 8 May 2019
Links for Australian Capital Territory
ACT Human Rights Commission
Telephone: 02 6205 2222
ACT Office for Disability
General Disability Enquiries: (02) 6207 1086
Website: Disability - Community Services (act.gov.au)
Australian Capital Territory Office of Fair Trading
Telephone: 13 22 81 – Access Canberra
Telephone: 1300 362 072
General phone: 02 6276 3773
Indigenous Line: 1800 060 789
Website: ACT Ombudsman
Quality, Complaints and Regulation – Community Services Directorate
Telephone: 02 6207 5474
General phone: 02 6276 3773
Telephone: 13 22 81
Website: Home - WorkSafe ACT