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Deafness Forum of Australia

Deafness Forum of Australia is the peak national body representing the interests and viewpoints of the 3.5 million Australians who are concerned with the quality of their hearing and the effects it has on their lives and the people around them. Deafness Forum provides balanced and realistic advice to the Australian Government and the Opposition … Continued

Down Syndrome Australia

Down Syndrome Australia was established in 2011 as the peak body for people with Down syndrome in Australia. Our purpose is to influence social and policy change, and provide a national profile and voice for people living with Down syndrome. We work collaboratively with the state and territory Down syndrome associations to achieve our mission. … Continued

A4

A4 is an establish national systemic advocacy organisation advocating for autistic people and their associates since 2002. A4 aims to represent the diverse and sometimes conflicting views of autistic people and the families of young autistic people.    

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New Wave

Area of operation:

Email
newwaveteam@gmail.com

Phone
(03) 5136 2406

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. Glynn Evans at DHHS Gippsland is the contact person for this group.

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