No matter where you live across Australia, if you are a new or existing participant aged 7 years and over; you, your family member, or carer will be able to choose the organisation your independent assessor comes from.
Across 90% of Local Government Areas (LGAs), you can choose from at least three organisations for an in-person independent assessment.
Across the remaining 10% of LGAs, you can choose from at least two organisations for an in-person independent assessment.
You also have the option to do your independent assessment by video call. You can choose:
• Where and when your assessment happens
• If your assessor is male or female
• If you’d like your assessment done in one session, or over a number of days.
If you identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, we’ll offer you an assessor who has completed further training, and who has the experience and skills to provide you with a culturally sensitive and safe assessment experience.
The independent assessment organisations for your local government area are: