Official Community Visitors

Last update: 14 June 2023

Official Community Visitors visit accommodation services for children and young people, people with disability and people living in assisted boarding houses, throughout NSW.

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    Official Community Visitors are appointed by the Minister for Families Communities and Disability Services under the Ageing and Disability Commissioner Act 2019, and the Children’s Guardian Act 2019.

    The Scheme is administered on a day-to-day basis by the NSW Ageing and Disability Commission.

    Official Community Visitors visit accommodation services where residents are in the full-time care of the service provider, including:

    • children and young people in residential out-of-home care 
    • people with disability living in supported accommodation operated by providers funded under the National Disability Insurance Scheme 
    • assisted boarding houses.

    The work of the Official Community Visitors is integrated into our broader regulation of agencies providing out-of-home care. This critical safeguard is an important element in our work to keep children safe in organisations in NSW.

    Find out more about Official Community Visitor Scheme on the Ageing and Disability Commission's website.

    Read the Official Community Visitor Annual Report 2021-22.

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