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Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Area of operation:

Web
http://asic.gov.au/

Phone
1300 300 630: within Australia

ASIC is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator. We contribute to Australia’s economic reputation and wellbeing by ensuring that Australia’s financial markets are fair and transparent, supported by confident and informed investors and consumers. We also administer complaints about companies, organisations or workers/board directors.    

Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission

Complaints and Dispute resolution service dealing with the Equal Opportunities Act 2010, the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities and the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001. The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory body with responsibilities under three laws: Equal Opportunity Act 2010 – makes it against the law to … Continued

Early Childhood Intervention Australia

Area of operation:

Web
https://www.eciavic.org.au

Phone
(03) 8559 2620 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm)

Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) Victoria/Tasmania is the peak body for early childhood intervention in Victoria and Tasmania. Our vision is for young children of all abilities to fully participate in family and community life. We provide information and professional development across the sector. Our work assists children with disability and/or developmental delay, their families … Continued

My Aged Scare

Area of operation:

Web
https://myagedscare.com

People who acquire a disability after the age of 65, or are over 65 when the NDIS rolls out in their area are not eligible for the NDIS. These people are instead expected to access the support they need through the aged care system, through a gateway called My Aged Care, however, many people with … Continued

Physical Disability Council of Victoria

Area of operation:

Email
cmary@bigpond.net.au

Web
http://www.pda.org.au/

Phone
(03) 9331 3474

The Physical Disability Council of Victoria (PDCV) is the recognised State Peak Body representing the views and interests of people with a physical disability in Victoria.  PDCV is the communication link between people with a physical disability and decision makers in Government, Community and the Business Sectors.

Eastern Disability Action Group (EDAG)

The Eastern Disability Action Group (EDAG), formerly known as Disability Action Group Eastern region (DAGER),is a community based advocacy group for people with disabilities. The group meets on a monthly basis to discuss issues of concern in the Maroondah and the outer eastern suburbs. Accessibility is a key theme and guest speakers are invited to … Continued

All Aboard

Advocating for independently accessible public transport in Victoria All Aboard is tired of the slow progress on improving the accessibility of public transport in Victoria. A diverse range of …people find public transport difficult to use, including seniors, people with disabilities, parents with small children, cyclists and people using shopping trolleys or luggage. This facebook … Continued

Independent Mental Health advocacy (IMHA)

Area of operation:

Email
contact@imha.vic.gov.au

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

Phone
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

Seniors Information Victoria

Seniors Information Victoria offers free information as an independent service, supported by the state government, on a wide range of issues of interest to older Victorians including: Housing options from independent living to residential care Home-based and community services General information on financial and legal issues Health and wellbeing Retirement New learning opportunitie The focus … Continued

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Seniors Rights Victoria

Area of operation:

Phone
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

AAA Play

Area of operation:

Email
request@aaavic.org.au

Web
http://aaavic.org.au/

Phone
1800 AAA VIC (1800 222 842)

Reclink Australia is funded by the Access for All Abilities program to act as the first point of call for people with disabilities looking for sporting opportunities, through the provision of Access for All Abilities Play. AAA Play is a free information and referral service to assist Melbourne people of all ages with a disability … Continued

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AFDO Australian Federation of Disability Organisations

Area of operation:

Web
http://www.afdo.org.au/

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) is a national voice representing people with disability in Australia. AFDO and its member organisations are run by and for people with disability. AFDO’s work includes: supporting disability organisations and people with disability lobbying government and other institutions on disability issues advising government and other organisations about their disability policies … Continued

Womens Domestic Violence Crisis Service

Area of operation:

Web
http://www.safesteps.org.au/

Phone
(03) 9322 3555

Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service of Victoria (WDVCS) provides up to $9,000 per person for disability related needs when escaping family violence and operates 24-hour access to interpreters as well as support for Indigenous women WDVC services include telephone crisis counselling, referral, information and support and is the central contact point for women’s Refuges in Victoria. If there … Continued

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Reinforce Inc.

Area of operation:

Web
http://reinforce.org.au/

Phone
(03) 9650 7855

Reinforce is a self advocacy organisation for people with an intellectual disability. Reinforce is here to assist, support and encourage independence for people with an intellectual disability. Reinforce promotes the rights of people with an intellectual disability to be upheld in the same way as everyone else in the community. Reinforce provides training, resources, lobbies … Continued