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Elder Rights Advocacy

Area of operation:

Email
admin@era.asn.au

Web
http://era.asn.au

Phone
1800 700 600 or (03) 9602 3066

Advocacy is available for people receiving aged care services. This includes people who: live in a nursing home or hostel receive a community aged care package (support at home) receive flexible care have been assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) used to receive aged care services or are representing the interests of the person … Continued

Victorian Independent Office for School Dispute resolution

The Independent Office for School Dispute Resolution works alongside parents​​, students and Victorian government schools to resolve issues through an independent, simple and fair process. The Independent Office is the final step in the Department of Education and Training’s dispute resolution process. Your school should always be the first point of contact for a complaint, followed … Continued

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New Wave

Area of operation:

Email
newwaveteam@gmail.com

Web
https://newwavegippsland.com

Phone
0456 000 083

This self advocacy group operates in the Gippsland area for people with intellectual disability interested in learning about their rights and supporting each other to become more  integrated into the local community. New Wave have a drop-in office at The Tipping Foundation, 58-60 Commercial Road, Morwell. The office is open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 10:30 … Continued

Office of the Public Advocate

Area of operation:

Email
Online enquiry form

Web
http://www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au/

Phone
1300 309 337

The Victorian Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) promotes the rights, interests and dignity of people with disability (specifically intellectual impairment, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability or dementia) living in Victoria. Provides guardianship and advocacy for people with disability when appointed by VCAT and supports people with disability in the justice system, group homes/supported accommodation … Continued

Victoria Legal Aid

Area of operation:

Web
https://www.legalaid.vic.gov.au/

Phone
1300 792 387

Victoria Legal Aid provide free legal information and education to all Victorians, with a focus on prevention and early resolution of legal problems. We prioritise more intensive legal services such as legal advice and representation for people who meet eligibility criteria, based on their financial situation, the nature and seriousness of their problem and their … Continued

Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria

Area of operation:

Email
dscv@justice.vic.gov.au

Web
http://www.disputes.vic.gov.au/

Phone
1300 372 888

Free and confidential dispute resolution services, providing telephone advice and mediation. This does not include disputes under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) or involving family violence. The Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria (DSCV) provides free dispute resolution services across Victoria, as well as training and accrediting mediators to national standards. DSCV can help you … Continued

Victorian Ombudsman

Area of operation:

Email
Online Complaint Form

Web
http://www.ombudsman.gov.au/

Phone
1300 362 072

The Victorian Ombudsman takes complaints about Victorian state and local government departments and agencies. We consider and investigate complaints from people who believe they have been treated unfairly or unreasonably by an Australian Government department or agency, including Australia Post, Centrelink, Child Support Agency, and Department of Immigration and Citizenship. The Commonwealth Ombudsman is also the … Continued