There are currently 33 funded disability advocacy organisations operating in Victoria. Organisations are funded variously by the Victorian Office for Disability’s advocacy program, the National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) operated through the Department of Social Services (DSS), and state and federal justice departments.
Using Ask Izzy to find a Disability Advocate:
People with disability who need someone to speak up for them can use Ask Izzy to search for independent Disability Advocacy providers in their area. These services provide access to professionals who can ensure the choices and rights of people with disability are respected and they are being treated fairly. Disability Advocacy Finder | Ask Izzy
For more information on NDIS view the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) website.
For more information on the DHHS view the DHHS Victorian advocacy website.
North East Citizen Advocacy (NECA)
Operates in Cities of Banyule, Darebin, Whittlesea and Shire of Nillumbik
Citizen Advocacy Sunbury & Districts
||536 Macedon St, Sunbury VIC 3429
||PO Box 420, Sunbury VIC 3429
||03 9744 7378
||0408 178 614
Operates in City of Hume and part of Shire of Macedon Ranges
Gippsland Disability Advocacy
||58-60 Commercial Road, Morwell VIC 3840
||PO Box 409, Morwell VIC 3840
||03 5133 9440
Operates in Gippsland
Southern Disability Advocacy
Operates in Cities of Bayside, Glen Eira, Kingston, Port Phillip and Stonnington
The Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability Inc. (VALID)
VALID provides individual advocacy support to adults with an intellectual disability and their families. VALID also provides systemic advocacy which informs and influences the policies and practices of disability service agencies, governments and the broader community.
Disability Justice Advocacy (DJA)
DJA provides advocacy support to people who have high support needs as a result of a physical or multiple disabilities.
Disability Services Commissioner
The Commissioner is independent of government, the Department of Human Services and disability service providers and provides a free confidential and supportive complaints resolution process.
Click to view MEDA’s complaints and disputes policy.