Contacts for advocacy organisations

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Disability advocacy organizations work to ensure that the rights of people with a disability are respected and realised.

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Some organisations provide support for individual people with disabilities and their families, while others give general information and advice.

Statewide services

Able Australia
Phone 1300 225 369
Web www.ableaustralia.org.au

ADEC (Advocacy Disability Ethnicity Community)
Phone 9480 1666 or 1800 626 078
Web www.adec.org.au

AED Legal Centre
Phone 9639 4333
Web www.aed.org.au

Association for Children with a Disability
Phone 9818 2000 or
1800 654 013 (rural callers)
Web www.acd.org.au

Blind Citizens Australia
Phone 9654 1400 or 1800 033 660
Web www.bca.org.au

Brain Injury Matters
Phone 9639 7222
Web www.braininjurymatters.org

Communication Rights Australia
Phone 9555 8552
Web www.caus.com.au

Disability Discrimination Legal Service
Phone 9654 8644 or 1300 882 872 (rural callers)
TTY 9654 6817
Web www.communitylaw.org.au/ddls

Disability Justice Advocacy
Phone or 1800 808 126 or 1800 808 126
Web www.justadvocacy.com

Parents Victoria
Phone 9380 2158 or 1800 032 023 (rural callers)
Web www.parentsvictoria.asn.au

Star Victoria
Phone 9650 2730
Web www.starvictoria.org.au

Victorian Aboriginal Education
Association Inc (VAEAI) Schools Unit
Phone 9481 0800
Web www.vaeai.org.au

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
Phone 1300 891 848
TTY 1300 289 621
Web www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au

Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service
Phone 1800 014 111
Web www.villamanta.org.au

Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS)
Phone 9267 3755 or 9267 3733 or 1300 727 176 (rural callers)
Web www.ydas.org.au

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Regional services

Eastern Metropolitan Region

Melbourne East Disability Advocacy
Phone 9808 8633
Web www.meda.org.au

Northern Region

North East Citizen Advocacy
Phone 8407 3684
Web www.citizenadvocacy.com.au

Citizen Advocacy Sunbury and Districts
Phone 9744 7378
Web http://casunbury.fsnlc.org/

Southern Metropolitan Region

Southern Citizen Advocacy Inc
Phone 9533 5977 (Bentleigh) or 5973 6320 (Mornington)
Web southernda.org.au

Westernport Speaking Out
Phone 9770 1710

Barwon South West Region

Regional Information and Advisory Council (RIAC)
Phone 1800 221 944 or 03 5443 0550
Web www.riac.org.au

Assert 4 All
Phone 5221 8011
Web www.bdrc.org.au

Colac/Otway Region Advocacy Service
Phone 5232 1009

Southwest Advocacy Association Inc.
Phone 5561 4584


Gippsland Region

Gippsland Disability Advocacy
Phone 5133 9440
Email gippsadv@bigpond.com

Grampians Region

Grampians Disability Advocacy Association
Phone 5352 2722

Hume Region

Regional Information and Advocacy Council (RIAC)
Phone 1800 221 944
Web www.riac.org.au

Disability Advocacy and Information Service
Phone 1300 886 388 or 02 6056 2420
Web www.dais.org.au

Loddon Mallee Region

Regional Information and Advocacy Council (RIAC)
Phone 1800 221 944
Web www.riac.org.au

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Published June 6, 2015 - Updated October 17, 2015