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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  • Happy Friday! Passionate about the family violence workforce? this Job may be for you.. ow.ly/mMIs30dQXNJ

  • #SDAC17 Session Two! in this NDIS, what happens when things go pear-shaped? Get your Tixs Today! ow.ly/36T030dI7if

  • Shift to shared economy paradigm a ‘game changer’ for disability workforce ow.ly/EtJo30dQXLF

  • Grab a coffee & tune in: Unfinished Business: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders w Disabilities. Very emotional. ow.ly/bWYj30dUMvj

  • #SDAC17: Session One: four years on, where are we now? has the NDIS been what we expected?? get tickets today! ow.ly/zTDc30dI7gQ