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Each state and territory has publicly funded assessment services for children with autism spectrum disorder.  You won’t have to pay, but you might have to go on a waiting list. Use the table below to find funded assessment services in your area.

If you’re put on a waiting list for assessment by these services, it’s important not to see this as a period when nothing happens. If you can, look for other options that help you get an assessment sooner. The Autism Services Pathfinder can show you all the options for diagnosis. Some services will let you start programs and therapies without a diagnosis.

The table below shows government-funded services in your area. There will also be private services available, which will have some out-of-pocket expenses.

StateName of serviceAddressPhone numberASD specific
ACTAutism Service,
Therapy ACT
Cnr Weingarth St & Blackwood Tce
Holder ACT 2611
(02) 6205 1246Yes
NSWChildren’s Development Unit,
Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Cnr Hawkesbury Rd & Hainsworth St
Westmead NSW 2145
(02) 9845 2395No
NSWParramatta Early Childhood Assessment TeamLevel 3, 93 George Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
(02) 9891 7200No
NSWTumbatin Developmental Assessment Clinic
Sydney Children’s Hospital
Cnr Avoca & Barker Streets
Randwick NSW 2031
(02) 9382 8189No
NTChildren’s Development Team258 Trower Road
Casuarina NT 0810
(08) 8922 7283No
NTTamarind Centre,
Top End Mental Health Service
Ross Smith Ave
Parap NT 0804
(08) 8999 4988No
QLDChild Development Clinic,
Royal Children’s Hospital
Outpatients Department,
Royal Children’s Hospital
Herston Road
Herston QLD 4006
(07) 3335 8809No
QLDChild Development and Behaviour Service,
Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
Level 6, 8-10 Karp Court
Bundall QLD 4217
(07) 5570 8553No
QLDChild Development Service,
Strathpine
Pine Rivers Community Health Centre
568 Gympie Road
Strathpine QLD 4500
(07) 3817 6333No
SAChild Development Unit,
Lyell McEwin Health Service
Haydown Road
Elizabeth Vale SA 5112
(08) 8182 9379No
SAChild Development Unit,
Women’s and Children’s Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide SA 5006
(08) 8161 7287No
SAChildren’s Assessment Team,
Flinders Medical Centre
Flinders Drive
Bedford Park SA 5042
(08) 8204 4433No
TASAutism assessment team,
St Giles therapy services (South)
11 Gant Street
Lenah Valley TAS 7008
(03) 6238 1888Yes
TASChild and Adolescent
Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
North
46 Cameron Street
Launceston TAS 7250
1800 332 388No
TASChild and Adolescent
Mental Health Service (CAMHS) –
North West
5th Floor, Reece House
46 Mount Street
Burnie TAS 7320
1800 332 388No
TASChild and Adolescent
Mental Health Service (CAMHS) –
South
26 Clare Street
New Town TAS 7008
1800 332 388No
TASDevelopmental Assessment Team,
St Giles therapy services (North)
65 Amy Road
Newstead TAS 7250
(03) 6345 7333No
TASTasmanian Autism Diagnostic Service (TADS)GPO Box 125
Hobart TAS 7001
(03) 6166 1100Yes
VICAlfred Child & Youth
Mental Health Service (CYMHS)
2nd Floor
999 Nepean Highway
Moorabbin VIC 3189
(03) 8552 0555No
VICAustin Child & Adolescent
Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Austin Health
45 Studley Rd
Heidelberg VIC 3084
1300 859 789No
VICBallarat Health Services
Infant and Child
Community Mental Health Services
Various locations1300 661 323No
VICBarwon Health
Child and Adolescent
Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
15 Pakington Street
Geelong West VIC 3218
(03) 4215 8600No
VICBendigo Health
Child and Adolescent
Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
John Bomford Centre
cnr Condon & Crook Streets
Strathdale VIC 3550
(03) 5440 6500Yes
VICEastern Health
Child & Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS)
Moroondah Hospital
Ringwood VIC 3134
1300 721 927No
VICGateways Support Services10-12 Albert Street
Geelong West VIC 3218
(03) 5221 2984No
VICGoulburn Valley Health
Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Service (CAMHS)
Graham Street Shepparton VIC 3630
and
Moyle Street Seymour VIC 3660
(03) 5832 2160No
VICLatrobe Regional Hospital
Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Service (CAMHS)
Princes Highway
Traralgon West VIC 3844
(03) 5128 0100No
VICMonash Children’s Hospital
Early in Life Mental Health Service (ELMHS)
Monash CAMHS
Monash Medical Centre
246 Clayton Road
Clayton VIC 3169
1300 369 012No
VICNorth East
Child & Adolescent
Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
PO Box 567
Wangaratta VIC 3676
Wangaratta:
(03) 5723 8900
Wodonga:
(02) 6051 7900
No
VICNorthern Mallee
Child & Adolescent
Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Mildura Base Hospital
Ontario Avenue
Mildura VIC 3500
1300 366 375No
VICRoyal Children's Hospital
Mental Health Service
Royal Children’s Hospital
50 Flemington Road
Parkville VIC 3052
1800 445 511No
VICSouth West Healthcare
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Koroit Street
Warrnambool VIC 3280
(03) 5561 9100No
WAWA Department of Health
Child Development Services
16 locations throughout
metropolitan Perth
1300 551 827No
 
 
 
  • Last updated or reviewed 21-11-2013