DIRC provides a professional and friendly information and referral service to the people of South Australia. We aim to generate an atmosphere that is welcoming and empowering. We strive for creativity and innovation in the development and delivery of our services.
The concept of developing a one-stop-shop for information on all aspects of disability was a topic of discussion and debate amongst disability advocates during the late 1970s. The need for the establishment of a Resource Centre for people with a disability and disability related agencies was also identified. The International Year of Disabled Persons in 1981 gave an added impetus to those advocating for such a Centre.
The Disability Information and Resource Centre (DIRC) was established under the South Australian Associations Incorporation Act on 16 December 1982. It began its operations in June 1983 from premises in Hutt Street. DIRC’s current premises at 195 Gilles Street were built and furnished through corporate and public donations as part of the State’s Jubilee 150 celebrations.
About Our Information
DIRC provides a free information service that is impartial, apolitical and non-sectarian. We endeavour to provide information that is current, accurate, relevant, and timely, and in a format which meets your needs. Where-ever possible we provide a range of options from which to select the most appropriate.
Policies and Procedures
The following documents describe DIRC’s policies on privacy, quality and complaints.
DIRC annual reports for the last five years are available to download below.