About DARU

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,  host the Advocacy Sector Conversations forum series and the Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference and provide other training opportunities to keep disability advocates informed and up-to-date about issues affecting people with disability in Victoria.

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Find an Advocate

Directory of organisations for agencies delivering disability advocacy as well as complaints bodies, campaigners, support groups and useful referral and information services.

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What is disability advocacy?

Info sheet with overview of advocacy  types, what disability advocates do, why we need advocacy, shifting social models and how advocacy is funded in Victoria.

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In the news

  • Struggle Street

    SBS series Struggle Street introduces us to Sue, Michelle and Jess, stuck below the poverty line and having to deal with the needs of various disabilities. This is a real life look at the every day struggles people with disabilities have and how the system is not supporting them. Meet Sue, Michelle and Jess in … Continued

  • Eviction of disability pensioner from Housing Tasmania unit a test case, court hears

    An intellectually disabled Tasmanian man facing eviction from a Housing Tasmania unit is at the centre of what has been dubbed a test case for public housing in the state.

  • PM Malcolm Turnbull Responds to NDIS Question on Q&A

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull appeared on a Q&A episode and responds to a question from a sister of a man who is an NDIS participant. Watch this from 44min onwards.

Latest tweets

  • Want to Study Cert IV in Disability? you can get a scholarship! see here: ow.ly/veK630gwPgV

  • More than the sum of my parts: Women with disability from migrant and refugee backgrounds research project ow.ly/6Qxa30gGgty

  • Jeremy the Dud- flips disability perceptions on its head! ow.ly/d3Jr30gGgru

  • Want to Study Cert IV in Disability? you can get a scholarship! see here: ow.ly/veK630gwPgV

  • Jordon Steele-John bringing lived experience with disability to Parliament in replacing Scott Ludlam ow.ly/hh7x30gGgqd