Disability advocacy protects and supports a person or group’s full and equal human rights.
Advocates play an important part in ensuring people with intellectual disability, their families and carers, understand their rights and are heard, understood and protected.
Inclusion Australia is a systemic advocacy organisation and the national peak body for intellectual disability. Through its advocacy, projects and campaigns, it works to:
- make sure laws, policies and practices support the rights and interests of all people with intellectual disability
- break down barriers to inclusion
- increase the voice of people with intellectual disability and their families.
Disability Advocacy Network Australia
Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) is the national representative body for a network of independent, advocacy organisations throughout Australia. Its vision is for people with disability to be included and valued across the nation, and human rights to be respected for all.
How to find an advocate
DANA Disability Network Australia
The DANA website has a list of advocacy organisations across Australia, listed by state.
Disability Advocacy Finder
Search for government funded independent advocacy services using the Department of Social Services.
AdvoKit advocacy collates resources about health, payments, referrals and support, employment, home and community, NDIS and more to support people with disability during the pandemic and beyond.