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 and provide training opportunities to keep disability advocates informed and up-to-date about issues affecting people with disability in Victoria. DARU also hosts regular professional development events including;

dialogue speech bubbles icon  Advocacy Sector Conversations forum series and

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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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  • Children and Young People with Disability Australia want to know about your school education experiences. Complete… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  • Disability Justice Australia Inc. (DJA) is currently accepting Expressions of Interest for 2 new board members. ow.ly/mofE50vv2rd

  • Read all about it! NDIA employment outcomes report investigates the employment experience of NDIS participants and… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  • Have your say! The Australian Government is inviting submissions for the NDIS Planning Inquiry - closing date is 6… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  • Deaf Victoria is looking for a new General Manager! interested? ow.ly/CZqy50vv1rl