Our vision

That all people with disabilities must be involved equally in all aspects of social, economic, political and cultural life.

Our mission

Using the strength of our membership-based organisations to harness the collective power of uniting people with disability to change society into a community where everyone is equal.

Our strategic objectives

  • To represent the united voice of our members and people with disability in national initiatives and policy debate.
  • To enhance the profile, respect and reputation for AFDO through our members.
  • To build the capacity and sustainability of AFDO and our members.
  • To foster strong collaboration and engagement between our members and stakeholders.
  • To enhance AFDO's connection and influence in international disability initiatives, particularly in the Asia Pacific region, through policy, advocacy and engagement.

Our members

Our members

Latest news and media

Volunteer Board Member – Disability Justice Australia

Disability Justice Australia (DJA) is a well-known Not-for-Profit national organisation with its office in Melbourne and registered with ASIC under Commonwealth Corporations Law. It reports annually to the Australian Charities Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC).  DJA...

Vale Sue Salthouse

The AFDO Board and staff are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Sue Salthouse this week. Sue was an inspirational and tireless champion for the disability sector - particularly women.  Her dedication, passion and generosity changed so many lives for the better....