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Each Australian state and territory has publicly funded diagnosis services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). You won’t have to pay for these services, but you might have to go on a waiting list. Check the information below to find government-funded ASD assessment and diagnosis services in your area.

Autism spectrum disorder diagnosis: while you’re waiting

If you’re put on a waiting list for assessment by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis 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. 

Our Autism Services Pathfinder can show you all the options for diagnosis. Some services will let you start programs and therapies without a diagnosis.

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

Australian Capital Territory: diagnosis services

Child Development Service
Therapy ACT
Corner of Weingarth Street and Blackwood Terrace 
Holder ACT 2611
Phone: (02) 6205 1246

New South Wales: diagnosis services

Child Development Unit, Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Corner of Hawkesbury Road and Hainsworth Street
Westmead NSW 2145
Phone: (02) 9845 2395

Disability Specialist Unit
Level 2, 56 Railway Parade
Burwood NSW 2134
Phone: (02) 9701 6300

Parramatta Early Childhood Assessment Team
Level 3, 93 George Street 
Parramatta NSW 2150
Phone: (02) 9891 7200

Child Development Services (Tumbatin Clinic)
Sydney Children’s Hospital
Corner of Avoca and Barker Streets
Randwick NSW 2031
Phone: (02) 9382 8189

Northern Territory: diagnosis services

Children’s Development Team
258 Trower Road
Casuarina NT 0810
Phone: (08) 8922 7283

Tamarind Centre, Top End Mental Health Service
Ross Smith Avenue
Parap NT 0804
Phone: (08) 8999 4988

Queensland: diagnosis services

Child Development Program
The Child Development Program provides services in several locations across the Greater Brisbane, Redlands, Logan/Beaudesert and Moreton Bay Local Government Areas. Contact the Program by phoning 1300 731 805.

Child Development Service, Cairns
Cairns North Community Health Facility
381 Sheridan Street
Cairns QLD 4870
Phone: (07) 4226 4323

Child Development Service, Townsville
Kirwan Health Campus
138 Thuringowa Drive
Kirwan QLD 4814

Gold Coast Health Child Development Service
This service is for families who live in the Gold Coast Health Service catchment area. Clinics are in the following locations:

Helensvale Community Health Centre
105 Lindfield Road
Helensvale QLD 4212
Phone: (07) 5687 9183

Palm Beach Community Health Centre
9 Fifth Avenue
Palm Beach QLD 4221
Phone: (07) 5687 9183

Southport Health Precinct
Level 3, 16-30 High Street
Southport QLD 4215
Phone: (07) 5687 9183

South Australia: diagnosis services

Child Development Unit, Women’s and Children’s Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide SA 5006
Phone: (08) 8161 7287

Children’s Assessment Team, Flinders Medical Centre
Flinders Drive
Bedford Park SA 5042
Phone: (08) 8204 4433

Gordon McKay Child Development Unit
GP Plus Healthcare Centre
16 Playford Boulevard
Elizabeth SA 5112
Phone: (08) 7485 4109

Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service
276-300 Wehl Street North
Mt Gambier SA 5290
Phone: (08) 8721 1460

Northern and Regional Paediatric Unit
Port Augusta Hospital
Hospital Road
Port Augusta SA 5700
Phone: (08) 8668 7720

Port Lincoln Hospital and Health Service
Oxford Terrace
Port Lincoln SA 5606
Phone: (08) 8683 2077

Tasmania: diagnosis services

Tasmanian Autism Diagnostic Service (TADS)
This service is based in Hobart but has regular assessment clinics throughout Tasmania.
GPO Box 125
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: (03) 6166 1100 

Victoria: diagnosis services

Alfred Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS)
2nd Floor, 999 Nepean Highway
Moorabbin VIC 3189
Phone: (03) 8552 0555

Austin CAMHS
45 Studley Rd
Heidelberg VIC 3084
Phone: 1300 859 789

Ballarat Infant and Child Community Mental Health Services
Various locations
Phone: 1300 661 323

Barwon CAMHS
15 Pakington Street
Geelong West VIC 3218
Phone: (03) 4215 8600

Bendigo CAMHS
John Bomford Centre
Corner of Condon and Crook Streets
Strathdale VIC 3550
Phone: (03) 5440 6500

Eastern Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS)
Clinics in Box Hill, Ringwood, Ferntree Gully and Lilydale
Phone: 1300 721 927

Goulburn Valley CAMHS
Graham Street
Shepparton VIC 3630 
Phone: (03) 5832 2160

Moyle Street
Seymour VIC 3660
Phone: (03) 5735 0300

Latrobe Regional Hospital CAMHS 
Clinics in Bairnsdale, Korumburra, Traralgon, Orbost, Sale, Warragul and Yarram
Phone: (03) 5128 0100

Monash Children’s Hospital Early in Life Mental Health Service (ELMHS)
Monash Medical Centre
246 Clayton Road
Clayton VIC 3169
Phone: 1300 369 012

North East CAMHS
66-68 Faithful Street
Wangaratta VIC 3677
Phone: (03) 5722 4837

4/155 High Street,
Wodonga VIC 3689
Phone: (02) 6051 7900

Northern Mallee CAMHS
Mildura Base Hospital
Ontario Avenue
Mildura VIC 3500
Phone: 1300 366 375

Royal Children’s Hospital Mental Health Service
50 Flemington Road
Parkville VIC 3052
Phone: 1800 445 511

South West Healthcare CAMHS
Koroit Street
Warrnambool VIC 3280
Phone: (03) 5561 9100

Western Australia: diagnosis services

Child Development Services
Various locations throughout metropolitan Perth
Phone: 1300 551 827

 
 
 
  • Last updated or reviewed 18-04-2016