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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 Assessment & Family Support Services (AAFSS)Therapy ACT
Cnr Weingarth St & Blackwood Tce
Holder ACT 2611
(02) 6205 1246Yes
NSWAutism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT)Building 1 Level 2,
Forest Ridge Business Park
14 Aquatic Drive
Frenchs Forest NSW 2086
1800 069 978Yes
NSWTumbatin Developmental Assessment Clinic
Sydney Children's Hospital
Cnr Avoca & Barker Streets
Randwick NSW 2031
(02) 9382 8189No
NSWParramatta Early Childhood Assessment TeamLevel 3, 93 George Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
(02) 9891 7200No
NSWKogarah Developmental Assessment ServiceCnr Railway Pde & Belgrave St
Kogarah NSW 2217
(02) 9587 2444No
NSWChildren's Development Unit,
Children's Hospital at Westmead
Cnr Hawkesbury Rd & Hainsworth St
Westmead NSW 2145
(02) 9845 2395No
NSWChatswood Assessment Service46 Hercules St
Chatswood NSW 2067
(02) 9448 3182No
NTTamarind Centre Top End Mental Health ServiceRoss Smith Ave
Parap NT 0804
(08) 8999 4988No
NTRoyal Darwin Hospital Developmental ClinicRocklands Drive
Tiwi NT 0810
(08) 8922 8888No
QLDAutism Spectrum Disorders Clinic
Department of Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics
Department of Paediatrics
Level 2, Mater Hospital
South Brisbane QLD 4101
(07) 3163 1709Yes
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 ClinicOutpatients Department,
Royal Children's Hospital
Herston Road
Herston QLD 4006
(07) 3335 8809No
QLDChild Development Service: StrathpinePine Rivers Community Health Centre
568 Gympie Road
Strathpine QLD 4500
(07) 3817 6333No
SAWomen's and Children's Hospital72 King William Road
North Adelaide SA 5006
(08) 8161 7000No
SALyell McEwin Health Service
Child Development Unit
Haydown Road
Elizabeth Vale SA 5112
(08) 8182 9379No
SAFlinders Medical Centre Child Assessment TeamFlinders Drive
Bedford Park SA 5042
(08) 8204 4433No
SAAutism SA Diagnostic ServicesPO Box 304
Marleston SA 5033
(08) 8379 6976Yes
TASAutism Spectrum Diagnostic Assessment Service (TASDAS)GPO Box 125
Hobart TAS 7001
(03) 6230 7629Yes
TASSt Giles therapy services (South)
Autism assessment team
11 Gant Street
Lenah Valley TAS 7008
(03) 6238 1888Yes
TASSt Giles therapy services (North)
Developmental Assessment Team
65 Amy Road
Newstead TAS 7250
(03) 6345 7333Yes
TASCAMHS South – Clare House26 Clare Street
New Town TAS 7008
1800 332 388No
TASCAMHS North46 Cameron Street
Launceston TAS 7250
(03) 6336 2867No
TASCAMHS North West5th Floor, Reece House
46 Mount Street
Burnie TAS 7320
(03) 6434 7280No
VICAlfred CAMHS Developmental Assessment Service2nd Floor, 999 Nepean Highway
Moorabbin VIC 3189
(03) 8552 0555No
VICAustin CAMHS Developmental Assessment ProgramAustin Health, 145 Studley Rd
Heidelberg VIC 3084
(03) 9496 3620No
VICBarwon Children's Mental Health Service1 Reynolds Road
Belmont VIC 3216
(03) 5226 7075No
VICBendigo CAMHS – Autism Assessment TeamCnr of Condon and Crook Streets
Strathdale VIC 3550
(03) 5440 6500Yes
VICPaediatric Developmental Disability ClinicDevelopmental Disabilities Clinic,
Monash Medical Centre
Locked Bag 29
Clayton South VIC 3169
(03) 9594 4495No
VICEastern CAMHSMoroondah Hospital
Ringwood VIC 3134
(03) 9871 3333No
VICGateways Support Services10-12 Albert Street
Geelong West VIC 3218
(03) 5221 2984No
VICGippsland Autism & Related Disorders Assessment TeamLatrobe Regional Hospital
Mental Health Services
20 Washington Street
Traralgon VIC 3844
(03) 5171 1255Yes
VICGoulburn Valley CAMHS Autism Spectrum Assessment TeamGraham Street Shepparton VIC 3630 and
Moyle Street Seymour VIC 3660
(03) 5832 2160Yes
VICGrampians Region Autism Assessment and DiagNostic Team111 Ascot Street Ballarat VIC 3353(03) 5320 4100Yes
VICMonash CAMHSMonash CAMHS
Monash Medical Centre
246 Clayton Road
Clayton VIC 3169
1300 369 012Yes
VICNorth East CAMHS Autism Spectrum Assessment TeamPO Box 567
Wangaratta VIC 3676
(03) 5722 4837Yes
VICNorthern Mallee CAMHS
Autism Spectrum Support & Evaluation Team
107 Pine Avenue
Mildura VIC 3500
(03) 5018 7900Yes
VICRoyal Children's Hospital Mental Health Services
Travancore Autism Spectrum Assessment
50 Flemington Street
Flemington VIC 3031
(03) 9345 6011Yes
VICSouth West CAMHS – WarrnamboolPO Box 197
Warrnambool VIC 3280
(03) 5561 9100No
WAChild Development Services16 locations throughout metropolitan Perth(08) 9426 9480No
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  • Last Updated 07-11-2013
  • Last Reviewed 21-11-2013