ECIA Chapters

ECIA is the peak body for services funded to work with children with disabilities and their families in the years prior to school. It has a national and State/Territory structure and a membership drawn from across departmental staff, large disability and children’s service agencies, small community organisations and parents. This membership reflects the diverse ways in which services to young children and their families are provided nationally.

Australian Capital Territory

ECIA Australian Capital Territory Chapter was established in 1995 and membership is open to parents, professionals, students, carers and others.

New South Wales

Early Childhood Intervention Australia (NSW Chapter) Inc. was established in 1981. Individual membership is open to all those who work, study or have an interest in early childhood intervention, including family members of young children with a disability or developmental delay.

Northern Territory

The Northern Territory does not currently have a Chapter. If you require any information, please contact the current National President.


ECIA Queensland Chapter was established in 1992 and has a membership that includes early childhood educators, therapists and other professionals as well as parents of children with disabilities throughout the state. Meetings are held monthly and include regular dinner meetings. All members and prospective members are welcome.

South Australia

ECIA South Australia Chapter was established in 1986 and membership includes professionals, parents and interested community members from a range of agencies and organisations.


ECIA Tasmania Chapter was established in 1986. Membership includes parents and professionals throughout the state. The executive meet regularly and open general meetings are held periodically.


ECIA(VC) was established in 1984 and is Victoria's peak body representing professionals and organisations that provide services for young children with developmental delays or disabilities and their families. Our vision is that young children of all abilities can fully participate in family and community life. We lead, influence and promote the sector through a range of activities, advocacy, professional development and awareness raising, with the ultimate aim of positive outcomes for organisations, professionals, children and families.

Western Australia

ECIA Western Australia Chapter was established in 1992. Membership includes allied health professionals, parents and carers, early childhood educators, teachers, inclusion support practitioners and others with an interest in the field of early childhood intervention. The executive meet monthly and members are encouraged to attend and provide input.