Reprint as at 26 November 2018

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Disabled Persons Community Welfare Act 1975

Public Act
1975 No 122
Date of assent
10 October 1975
see section 1(2)

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Health.


1Short Title and commencement
3AEffect on Disabled Persons Employment Promotion Act 1960
4Aims of Minister and Director-General
5Delegation of functions and powers by Director-General
5AExercise of Director-General’s discretion
6Advisory Council [Repealed]
7Meetings of Advisory Council [Repealed]
8Function of Council [Repealed]
9Remuneration and travelling allowances of certain members of Council [Repealed]
10Director-General may consult others [Repealed]
11Family care [Repealed]
12Relief for parents and guardians [Repealed]
13Expenses and other costs [Repealed]
14Grants for incorporating essential features in homes [Repealed]
15Provision for walking frames [Repealed]
15AProvision of aids and appliances [Repealed]
16Training of young persons [Repealed]
16AGrants and loans for purchase of motor vehicles, etc [Repealed]
17Assistance to approved organisations [Repealed]
18Registration [Repealed]
19Director-General may require structural alterations [Repealed]
20Further provisions as to cancellation and suspension of registration [Repealed]
21Appeal against refusal or cancellation of registration [Repealed]
22Inspection [Repealed]
22ABuilding Act 1991 [Repealed]
23Application of Children and Young Persons Act 1974 [Repealed]
24Streets, etc [Repealed]
25Access and facilities to and within buildings [Repealed]
25ARight of review
25BWho may apply for review
25CProcedure and time limits for applying for review
25DDirector-General to appoint disability services review officers
25EConduct of review
25FOutcome of review
26Programme for vocational training
27Financial assistance to approved agencies
28Rehabilitation allowance
29Financial provisions
30Provisions in special circumstances
30AEffect of depriving oneself of income or assets
32Repeal and amendment [Repealed]
Reprint notes

An Act to make better provision for financial and other assistance in respect of the disabled, and for the support of voluntary organisations and private organisations concerned with providing facilities for the community welfare, sheltered employment, training, and day care of disabled persons