Working with Government

Vision Australia enjoys positive relationships with Federal, State and Territory governments, enhancing our capacity to provide much needed services to people who are blind or have low vision, their families and the wider community. 

Vision Australia receives around $35 million from Federal and State governments to provide services to Australians who are blind or have low vision. However, for every dollar provided by government more than $2 is provided through investments and generous public donations or bequests.

The government funding currently received by Vision Australia is made up of a mixture of block program and individual funding. However, Australian Governments are increasingly embracing person-centered individualised funding arrangements for the delivery of disability services. Individualised funding schemes give eligible individuals, their families or carers the power to choose the supports and services they prefer and manage funding directly.