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The Brain Injury Association of NSW is the peak advocacy organisation for people affected by brain injury in NSW – including people with brain injury, family members, friends, professionals, and the broader community.

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BIA NSW Upcoming Events




Possable Ideas Expo - Penrith - FREE

Friday, 24 July 2015 to Saturday, 25 July 2015


Service Provider Workshop - Ballina 

Wednesday, 29 July 2015


Come and Connect Workshop - Ballina - FREE

Thursday, 30 July 2015



Click through to our What's On page for more information about each event

RSVP is essential

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 9868-5261 or freecall 1800-802 840. Please let us know if you have any dietary or access requirements.



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 They climbed a real mountain to help make the invisible disability visible. 

Breithorn Summit Team

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Do you want to become a leader in your community? Do you want to learn a new skill? Do you just want some information? 

my choice matters logoMy Leadership Matters is a leadership training program for people with disability and family members. Learning new skills and knowledge, whilst sharing and learning with others, participants will be challenged to reflect, grow and create change, and take charge of their own life. Do you want to take more control of your own life? Do you want to become a leader in your community? Apply to take part in the My Leadership Matters Program! My Leadership Matters will run in 12 regions across NSW over the next 18 months and aims to develop180 new leaders who will go on to inspire and change their communities. My Choice Matters provide the support people need to take part in the program such as transport, AUSLAN interpreters, alternative formats, personal care and learning support.

Run Projects can support you to develop more skills so you can exercise more choice, voice and control in your life. My Choice Matters  can assist you to make an application, can provide funding (up to $5,000) to make your project happen, and can provide guidance or support while you are running your project. Reach out to Run Projects today.

My Choice Matters, the NSW Consumer Development Fund, is an initiative of the New South Wales Government to assist people with disability and family members to prepare for and get the most out of individualised supports, portable funding, and the National Disability Insurance Scheme. See My Choice Matters for more information, and to sign up for regular newsletters. Check out the My Choice Matters What's On page for details of upcoming information workshops.




We are pleased to be officially sponsored by law firm, Turner Freeman Lawyers. Turner Freeman Lawyers is a specialised national law firm, with offices throughout New South Wales.   They have a long history and exemplary track record of achieving maximum results for ordinary people and their families. Turner Freeman acts on a "no win, no fee" basis in negligence cases. They offer home and hospital visits and an obligation-free consultation. Staff at Turner Freeman have undergone in house training in brain injury awareness.

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If you would like advice on your legal rights, contact Sally Gleeson, Partner at Turner Freeman Lawyers on 02 8833 2500 or toll free 1800 800 088.

You can also ask a question online - CLICK LOGO at right.


 BIA NSW Brokerage Program

Are you living in NSW? Do you have a brain injury? Small packages of up to $2,500 are available through the BIA NSW Brokerage Program that can help you meet a goal. See more...


 BIA NSW Strategic Plan: BIA NSW 2015: Making visible an invisible disability

The BIA NSW draft strategic plan is now available. The BIA NSW Board and Staff have prepared this draft plan, and now invite input from members and other stakeholders. Click here for more information


 National Disability Insurance Scheme

NDIS logoThe National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is now run by a federal government agency known as the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

The National Disability Insurance scheme launched in Newcastle (for NSW) on 1 July 2013.

People who live within the Newcastle Local Government Area who currently receive Ageing Disability & Home Care (ADHC) funded services will be contacted by NDIA. You will then be asked to attend an assessment and planning meeting with NDIA staff. BIA NSW will assist with this process if you wish and can arrange for an advocate to be with you during the assessment and planning process.

Those people who do not receive ADHC services currently should go to to see if they are likely to qualify for services.

If you meet the access requirements you can become a participant in the scheme. As a participant, you will be able to access National Disability Insurance Scheme's community linkages and individualised planning processes to identify the reasonable and necessary supports you need to enable you to achieve your goals. You will be given a reference number and you should contact the NDIA office at Charlestown (1800 800 110). BIA NSW will assist with this process if you wish and can arrange for an advocate to be with you during the assessment and planning process.

If you do not meet the access requirements, and you live in a launch site, NDIA may be able to provide you with information about other supports that could be of benefit to you and assist in referral to these supports.

BIA NSW is keen to assist with any enquires regarding NSIS. Please call us on 1800 802 840 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for help.

The following is the link to the fact sheet for the Hunter region.

See more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme at the government website  and our Resources page.


Contact us at BIA NSW if you need help accessing any of this information, or if you would like to access Brain Injury Australia's consultation outcomes.



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