These organisations offer individual advocacy and support to people with a disability. If you have any problems with disability services, health services or government agencies, these are the services that can assist.

Action for More Independence & Dignity in Accommodation

Advocacy, Self Advocacy, Rights, Accessibility & Community Living for People with a Disability.

Action on Disability in Ethnic Communities

ADEC is a community based organisation which represents the rights and needs of people of non-English speaking background living with a disability, and their carers.

Barwon Disability Resource Council

Barwon disAbility Resource Council is a voluntary body formed for the purpose of representing the interests of people with disabilities.

Disability Advocacy Resource Unit

DARU is unique in Australia as a dedicated resource unit funded to work with disability advocacy organisations to promote and protect the rights of people with disability. We develop and distribute resources and provide training opportunities to keep disability advocates informed and up-to-date about issues affecting people with disability in Victoria.

Disability Justice Advocacy

Disability Justice Advocacy Inc DJA provides advocacy support to people who have ongoing support needs as a result of disability

Gippsland Disability Advocacy

Gippsland Disability Advocacy Inc. is a not for profit, community based Incorporated Association that provides information, advocacy support and referral to specialist services

Grampians disAbility Advocacy Association

Grampians disAbility Advocacy provides FREE advocacy support for people with a disability across the Grampians region.

Polio Australia – Representing Polio Survivors throughout Australia


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Polio Australia Position Paper – ongoing services during COVID lockdowns

Rights Information and Advocacy Centre

Rights Information and Advocacy Centre (RIAC) is a not-for-profit organisation that builds the capacity and wellbeing of individuals, families, carers and communities through advocacy and support services, with offices in many regional centers around Victoria.

Southern Disability Advocacy

Southern Disability Advocacy advocates for the rights and interests of individuals with a disability, working with residents of the Cities of Port Phillip, Stonnington, Bayside, Glen Eira, Kingston & Frankston, & the Shire of Mornington Peninsula.

Southwest Advocacy Association

Southwest Advocacy Association (SWAA) is an independent, not-for-profit, community organisation that has provided individual and systemic advocacy for people with all types of disabilities throughout south west Victoria since 1993.

Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability

VALiD provides a range of advocacy and information strategies that connect together, supporting people with a disability on their journey towards empowerment, inclusion and a good life in the community.

Next Steps

Disability Services Commissioner

If attempts to resolve your situation have failed, complaints can brought to the DSC. The DSC is an independent oversight body resolving complaints and promoting the right of people with a disability to be free from abuse.

Disability Services Commissioner (DSC) works with people with a disability to resolve complaints about disability service providers, and we work with disability service providers to improve outcomes for people with a disability.