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National Disability Service

Email
nds@nds.org.au

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

Phone
02 6283 3200

National Disability Service (NDS) is the national industry association for disability services, representing over 780 non-government organisations. Collectively, our members operate several thousand services for Australians with all types of disability. NDS’s members range in size from small support groups to large multi-service organisations, and are located in every State and Territory across Australia. NDS’s … Continued

National Ethnic Disability Alliance

Email
use online contact form

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

Phone
0407878 933 or 1300 486 038 (local call)

NEDA is the national peak organisation representing the rights and interests of people from non-English speaking background (NESB) with disability, their families and carers throughout Australia. It is a community based, non-government organisation funded by the Commonwealth Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. NEDA has a small secretariat and is governed by a … Continued

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North East Citizen Advocacy (NECA) – One to One

North East Citizen Advocacy Inc. (NECA) is a community based, not-for-profit organisation that provides advocacy to people with intellectual disabilities within the Banyule, Darebin, Whittlesea and Nillumbik areas. NECA seeks to uphold the rights and interests of adults with an intellectual disability on a one-to-one basis.    

Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN)

The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) is a national network comprised of nine state and territory organisations that have been successfully delivering advocacy, information and education services to older people in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote Australia for over 25 years. Older Persons Advocacy Network’s free services support older people and their representatives to address … 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.

Southwest Advocacy Association

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

Syndromes Without A Name (SWAN) Australia

Area of operation:

Email
info@swanaus.org.au

Web
https://swanaus.org.au

Phone
0404 280 441

SWAN Australia is the peak organisation and not for profit charity that provides information and support to families caring for a child with an undiagnosed or rare genetic condition. We aim to increase awareness and understanding of the impact and prevalence of undiagnosed genetic conditions within the wider community. SWAN provide information and emotional support … Continued

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VALID

Area of operation:

Email
info@valid.org.au

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

Phone
(03) 9416 4003

VALID stands for Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability. VALID’s vision is a world in which everyone is empowered to exercise their human rights in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other human rights standards. VALID aims to empower people with intellectual disability to: Exercise their human rights and citizenship status … Continued

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Victorian Disability Worker Commission

Area of operation:

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

Phone
1800 497 132

The Victorian Disability Worker Commission takes complaints about any Victorian disability worker. The complaints service is independent, impartial and free. We are a unique regulator because our focus is on individual workers. We regulate all disability workers in Victoria, regardless of the funding source of the service. In handling complaints about individual disability workers, we … Continued

Women with Disabilities Victoria

Area of operation:

Email
wdv@wdv.org.au

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

Phone
03 9286 7800

Women with Disabilities Victoria is an organisation made up of women with disabilities who support women with disabilities to achieve their rights in Victoria. Our vision is “a world where all women are respected and can fully experience life”. Our Mission to lead the way for Victorian women with disabilities and to improve women’s choices … Continued