Disability Advocacy Organisations


Disability Advocacy


National Disability Peak Organisations 

  • Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) - www.afdo.org.au  AFDO is a systemic advocacy organisation working for long-term social change to ensure the collective rights and interests of people with disability are served through legislation, policies and practices.  AFDO does not take on advocacy issues for individuals with a disability or their families/carers.
  • Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia (A4) - a4.org.au
  • The Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Australia and New Zealand - www.asan-au.org
  • Children with Disability Australia - cda.org.au
  • Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) - dana.org.au
  • First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN) - fpdn.org.au
  • Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS) - idrs.org.au
  • National Council on Intellectual Disability (NCID) - ncid.org.au
  • National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) - neda.org.au
  • Physical Disability Australia (PDA) - pda.org.au 
  • Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) - wwda.org.au


New South Wales

  • Central Coast Disability Network - Individual Advocacy Project - ccdn.com.au
  • Disability Advocacy & Information Service (DAIS) - dais.org.au
  • Disability Information Advocacy Service (DIAS) - dias.net.au
  • Information on Disability & Education Awareness Services (IDEAS) - ideas.org.au
  • Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS) - idrs.org.au
  • Indigenous Disability Advocacy Service (IDAS) - idas.org.au
  • Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association (MDAA) - mdaa.org.au
  • People With Disability Australia (PWDA) - pwd.org.au


Australian Capital Territory

  • ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS) - adacas.org.au
  • Speaking Out for Autism Spectrum Disorders (SOfASD) - sofasd.org 



  • Queenslanders with Disabilities (QDN) - qdn.org.au


South Australia

  • Brain Injury Network of SA (BINSA) - binsa.org


Northern Territory

  • Disability Advocacy (Alice Springs Municipality, Amoonguna Community and the Tennant Creek Municipality) - das.org.au
  • Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yunkunytjatjara Women's Council (NPYWC) - npywc.org.au



  • Action for More Independence & Dignity in Accommodation (AMIDA) - amida.org.au
  • Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC) - adec.org.au
  • Assert 4 All (A4All) (formerly Barwon disAbility Resource Council) - bdrc.org.au
  • Association for Children with a Disability Inc - acd.org.au
  • Association of Employees with Disability (AED) Legal Centre - aed.org.au
  • Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU) - daru.org.au
  • Disability Discrimination Legal Service Inc (DDLS) - ddls.org.au
  • Regional Information and Advocacy Council (RIAC) - riac.org.au
  • Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability Inc (VALID) - valid.org.au
  • Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV) - wdv.org.au
  • Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS) - ydas.org.au



  • Association for Children with Disability (Tas) - acdtas.com.au


Western Australia

  • Midland Information Debt & Legal Advocacy Service - midlas.org.au
  • People With Disabilities (WA) - pwdwa.org