Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people care for family and community members.

If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and you care for someone visit the Carer Gateway for information and resources.

First Peoples Disability Network

The First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN) website has information and support for Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islanders with intellectual disability, their families and communities.

Benny Boy Goes Bush

Benny Boy Goes Bush is a short film about Benny Boy, a young boy who is ‘different’ and his grandpa, a community Elder. Benny Boy feels alone, he is sad that he is left behind when the other boys go bush.


Have a listen to the FPDN podcast, Mobcasts, about different aspects of being a person who identifies as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander with intellectual disability.

Royal Commission – share your story

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (First Nations) person with disability and you’ve experienced violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation, the Royal Commission wants to hear from you. It also wants to hear from the families, friends, and support people of First Nations people with disability.

  • violence –if someone is hurting you physically
  • abuse –if someone is treating you badly
  • neglect –if someone is not helping you the way they are supposed to help you
  • exploitation –if someone is taking advantage of you.

First Nations Peoples Strategic Advisory Group

The new group will advise on ways to prevent and protect First Nations peoples with disability from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. It will also provide advice about ways to encourage reporting and investigating of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.