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Workbridge is the largest New Zealand-owned employment service for people with a disability or health condition. With 20 offices across New Zealand, there’ll be one near you.

To register with from Workbridge, you need to:

  • be aged 16 to 64 and live in New Zealand
  • be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • have a disability or health condition lasting 6 months or longer.

Learn more about Workbridge's supported employment service (external link)

New Zealand Disability Support Network  (NZDSN)

NZDSN  has a list of providers across the country who offer supported employment/vocational support services.

You can search by type of disability and region.

Find supported employment providers on the NZDSN website (external link)

CSS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action’s employment specialists work with disabled people aged between 16 and 65. To use this service you must be:

  • registered with Work and Income, and
  • getting a main benefit (such as jobseeker support or supported living).

You can apply yourself or Work and Income can refer you.

Find out more about CSS Disability Action’s employment support services  (external link)

Blind Low Vision NZ 

Blind Low Vision NZ have skilled advisors who can provide support and resources for:

  • job seekers who are Blind or have low vision
  • people in work experiencing issues due to vision loss. 

To apply you need to be registered with Blind Low Vision NZ.

Find out about Blind Low Vision NZ work readiness and workplace support services (external link)

Deaf Aotearoa 

Deaf Aotearoa employment facilitators offer pre-employment support and in-work support for people who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing. Contact Deaf Aotearoa to find out how to get a referral to the service.

Find out about Deaf Aotearoa’s employment support services (external link)


Workwise is an employment agency for people with experience of mental health and addiction. You can refer yourself or another agency can refer you. Workwise operates in the following regions:

  • South and Central Auckland
  • Waikato
  • Hauraki
  • Rotorua
  • Taranaki
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch

Learn more about Workwise employment service (external link)

Veterans’ Affairs 

If you’re a military veteran and finding it hard to stay in work, you may be able to get support from Veteran’s Affairs.

Find out about work support available from Veterans’ Affairs (external link)

Last updated on Tuesday, 16 August 2022

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