Action on Disabilities in Ethnic Communities

ADEC aims to empower people with a disability from non-English speaking backgrounds, their families and carers.

Aids and Equipment Action Alliance

Works towards improving the availability of aids and equipment to aged and people with disabilities.

Australian Polio Register

Polio Australia encourages every polio survivor living in Australia (whether you contracted polio in Australia or overseas) to join the Australian Polio Register.

Carer Gateway

A national phone service that provides information and resources to support carers, and a service finder to connect to local support services.

Council of Self Help Groups

Working to develop the Self Help movement

Council on the Ageing

COTA promotes the needs of older people.

Health Complaints Commissioner

Complaints may be directed to them for mediation or investigation, after you have tried to tried to resolve the complaint with the health provider yourself.

International Ventilator Users Network

Enhancing the lives and independence of users of home mechanical ventilation (HMV) through education, advocacy, research and networking.

New Aged Care Draft

As you are undoubtedly aware the Federal Government – The Department of Health and Aged Care – DoHAC) as a result the Royal Commission has drafted a new aged care act for legislation.  New Aged Care Draft

The outcome of this proposal has been received with mixed responses.  We at Post Polio Victoria are very concerned about the lack of clear inclusion of our disability we are currently drafting a response to the Federal Government which needs to be submitted by the 12th of February. To that end, we are seeking your input on any thoughts and solutions you may have both positive and negative to include in this response.  Whatever you share with us, will be treated with respect, and used anonymously, it needs to be short if possible as we are all aware that lengthy documents are not always read.

Because of the deadline set by the Federal Government, your response needs to be submitted to us by 10.00 am on Monday 5th February – enabling us to submit our/your concerns.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the office.

Office of the Public Advocate

The OPA works to promote the dignity and rights of people with a disability.

Polio Australia

Provides quality health information for polio survivors and health professionals, Polio Conference research papers, Health and Wellness retreats, promotes services provision across Australia.

Polio Network Victoria

Polio Network Victoria, informing and supporting polio survivors, carers and families through state-wide support groups and quarterly newsletter Polio Perspectives. Contact:

Polio Services Victoria

A free rehabilitation service for people in Victoria with polio.

Public Interest Law Clearing House

PILCH – a legal resource for community groups

The work of ANUHD is complete

A mandatory access standard for all new housing is included in the National Construction Code from 1 October 2023

Any further activity at a State level will be through Building Better Homes.

Livable Housing Design Training

Please visit the ABCB webinar on Livable Housing Design Standard.
This video from the NCC 2022 Webinar Series held in March 2023 covers the latest changes regarding livable housing design in NCC 2022.

Women With Disabilities Australia

The vision of Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is to improve the lives and life chances of women with disabilities.