MetroAccess program

What is the role of MetroAccess?

The MetroAccess program supports developing the capacity of people with a disability in our community.

MetroAccess program is a partnership between the Department of Human Services and local government which aims to make Moreland more welcoming and inclusive for people with disability.

Council has a MetroAccess Officer who can be contacted by phone on 9240 2469 or email MetroAccess Officer.

The NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be rolled out in Hume and Moreland from March 2018

The NDIS is being introduced in stages, because it’s a big change and it is important to get it right and make it sustainable. Existing service users and new participants will enter the scheme progressively.

It is expected to take up to 12 months for eligible people with disability to enter the NDIS once roll-out starts in an area. Existing Commonwealth and state-based services and supports will continue until eligible people start their plans with the NDIS.

Where can I find more information?

Information packs on the Victorian roll-out have been developed for service providers and future participants. These resources include a range of fact sheets and frequently asked questions on the NDIS and the Victorian roll out.

Information packs and more information is available on the NDIS website. Or call the NDIS hotline 1800 800 110.

Hume Moreland NDIS Information Sessions

Hume and Moreland Councils are holding four free NDIS information sessions for local people with disability, parents and carers. This session will cover:

  • What you need to know about the roll-out of the NDIS in Hume and Moreland.
  • Basics on the NDIS: what it is, who can benefit, what it funds and how it works.
  • Hear from people who have transitioned to the scheme.
  • Questions answered, both personal and technical.

 We are running the session four times on different days and times, so people from across Hume and Moreland can attend any one of them

The dates are:

  • Thursday June 29, 10 am - 1 pm
  • Saturday July 22, 10 am - 1 pm
  • Wednesday August 23, 6.30 - 9.30 pm
  • Wednesday September 6, 10 am - 1 pm

The Auslan Sign Interpreting logo Auslan interpreters will be provided at Moreland NDIS sessions. Please book Auslan interpreters in advance for Hume sessions

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Upcoming NDIS information sessions

Information sessions for local people with a disability, their families and carers.

Current opportunities

Open Studio

Diana Ross open studios

'Diana Ross' Ian Caplin 2014 

We have been running for a term now and we are happy to see the Open Studio developing nicely! Contact us if you are interested in being involved.

The Metro Access Program is partnering with The East Coburg Community House and inclusive visual artist Alister Karl to offer an Open Studio in Coburg every Friday morning throughout the school term.

This opportunity is for adults with a disability who are emerging, established or brand new artists. 

Alister will provide an introduction to several visual arts techniques as well as support each individual's artistic practice. There will also be an opportunity to exhibit within the community.

Nektaria's hand and pastel drawing

Term 2 starts on Friday April 28th and runs from 9.30 am - 12.30 pm for 9 weeks.

The Open Studio is run out of the East Coburg Community House at 32 Nicholson Street, East Coburg, book online.

The house is accessible to most wheelchair users and also has access to a personal assisted hearing system. If you are interested and require other access supports to be involved, please contact MetroAccess on 9384 9291 or via email.

Cost: $10 per session or $90 for the term. You can pay as you go and try outs are welcome!

General MetroAccess queries

For a person with disability, carer or family member

If you have a disability, Council’s MetroAccess Officer can tell you about:

  • how to speak up about things you are concerned about
  • projects happening in Moreland
  • disability services in Moreland 
  • respite services, and
  • what Council is doing to improve things for people with a disability.

For a community group, business or organisation

Council's MetroAccess Officer can:

  • provide information about communicating with people with a disability
  • support you to make your group or organisation more inclusive and accessible.

If you are a business, industry or organisation in Moreland, see good access is good business guide.

This explains how to make your business or organisation more accessible to people with disabilities.