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Northern Territory - Organisation

HPA Disability Services Inc (1990s - )

Advocacy Body and Peak Body

HPA Disability Services was the new name given to the Handicapped Persons' Association in the 1990s. In June 1999, with the support of the Northern Territory Government, HPA purchased a small block of units which enabled Darwin Accommodation Services to provide more accommodation for people with disabilities. The HPA provided supported employment and training as well as accommodation for people with disabilities. In 2014 HPA changed its name to Helping People Achieve. In 2023 it continues to provide supported employment, accommodation, and other services in Darwin.


 1963 - 1974 Mentally Retarded Persons' Association
       1974 - 1990s Handicapped Persons' Association of the Northern Territory
             1990s - HPA Disability Services Inc


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'HPA - Our History', in HPA Disability Services, HPA Disability Services, 2014,

Prepared by: Gary George and Megg Kelham