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Grampians disAbility Advocacy Association

GdA is an independent advocacy service with a team of skilled workers who can help resolve many issues affecting people with disabilities. GdA is funded by both Commonwealth and State Governments and provides advocacy and information to people with all types of disabilities and of all ages. Grampians disAbility Advocacy has outlets in Ararat, Ballarat, … Continued

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Independent Family Advocacy and Support (IFAS)

This service provides early, non-legal advocacy and support to families who are involved in the child protection system. IFAS has a focus on parents of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and parents with an intellectual disability. IFAS also provides coaching for self-advocacy for CALD, family violence, LGBTQI, mental health and other disabilities. IFAS is … Continued


Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

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1300 947 820

Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) support people who are receiving compulsory psychiatric treatment to have as much say as possible about their assessment, treatment and recovery. IMHA is led and staffed by professionals with backgrounds in consumer advocacy, social work and mental health service provision and advocates are based in Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and Dandenong, … Continued

Melbourne East Disability Advocacy (MEDA)

MEDA is a not for profit organisation dedicated to promoting and protecting the rights and interests of people with intellectual disability. MEDA has paid individual advocates and long and short term Volunteer Citizen Advocates who work with people over 18 who have an intellectual disability.. You have a right to have access to an advocate.  … Continued

Mental Health Legal Centre Inc.

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(03) 9629 4422 or 1800 555 887 (free call from rural Victoria)

The Mental Health Legal Centre provides a free and confidential legal service to anyone who has experienced mental illness in Victoria where their legal problem relates to their mental illness. All centre activities aim to promote the rights of people who experience mental illness. The Centre is a non-profit organisation run by an independent Committee … Continued

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Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) North West Region

The Migrant Resource Centre North West Region is a not for profit, community based organisation governed by a voluntary committee of management. The organisation was established in 1989 to provide support for refugees and migrants and support those who work with this target group. Our goal is to assist clients and community groups to improve their … Continued


North East Citizen Advocacy (NECA) – One to One

NECA One to One is a community based program that creates a partnership between a volunteer from the community and a person with an intellectual disability; NECA facilitates the matching process ensuring that the relationship is directed by the needs of the protégé; NECA now has funding to provide individual advocacy, focusing on the specific needs and … Continued

Office of the Public Advocate

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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

Regional Disability Advocacy Service (RDAS)

Formerly Disability Advocacy and Information Service (DAIS), provides advocacy support to people with disabilities and carers in North East Victoria. Services include: Assist people with disabilities to resolve problems. Provide information and support. Refer to appropriate services. Represent individuals when dealing with service providers. Take issues to government departments and Ministers. Instigate proceedings in the … Continued

Rights Information and Advocacy Centre (RIAC)

RIAC aims to achieve positive outcomes to individuals and their families by: Providing information and support Making referrals to appropriate services Representing individuals to service providers Taking issues to government levels And any other steps that are necessary to uphold individual rights RIAC provides a Systemic Advocacy Service  which focuses on making changes in systems … Continued

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Seniors Rights Victoria

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1300 368 821

Seniors Rights Victoria provides information, support, advice and education to help prevent elder abuse and safeguard the rights, dignity and independence of older people. Elder abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust such as family or friends. If you, your client … Continued

Social security Rights Victoria



(03) 9481 0355

Social Security Rights, Victoria (SSRV) is an organisation which advocates for the right of people to have adequate income security and the rights of people in relation to the system, which provides this income security. SSRV is an independent organisation that provides specialist information, training, coordinated advocacy and casework support in the area of Welfare … Continued

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Southern Disability Advocacy

Southern Disability Advocacy advocates for people with disability, to represent their rights and interests. We are part of the Australian Network of National Disability Advocacy Services funded by the Australian government.   Statement of purpose: To provide an advocacy service for people with disabilities that represents and protects their rights and interests. To assist people … Continued

Southwest Advocacy Asociation (SWAA)

SWAA is committed to the defence and promotion of the rights and interests of people with all types of disabilities & of all ages, including people with physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, acquired brain injuries, and neurological disorders. SWAA tries to help people with disabilities to speak up for what they want … Continued