1 in 5 people in Australia have a disability. Find more statistics and facts about disability.
Disability can be defined in several different ways, depending on the context that the word is used.
However, disability is often defined as any limitation, restriction or impairment, which restricts everyday activities and has lasted or is likely to last for at least 6 months .
Disabilities can be very different person to person. They can be physical, intellectual, a mental illness, or sensory. They can be temporary or permanent, and can be there from birth or occur during a person’s lifetime.