Organisations

Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) logo

Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO)

AFDO is the peak organisation in the disability sector representing member organisations run by people with lived experience of disability.  It has a focus on systemic advocacy working for long-term social change for people with disability. It works to make sure the rights and interests of people with disability are served through informing government(s) agencies, and communities on legislation, policies, practices, and initiatives.

Learn more by visiting the AFDO website.

Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia (A4) logo

Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia (A4)

A4 is the national grassroots organisation delivering systemic advocacy for autistic people and their close associates who live in close proximity to ASD. A4 advocates for policy, programs and anything else that improves the lives of autistic people. A4’s management always includes strong autistic representatives.

Learn more by visiting the A4 website.

Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) logo

Blind Citizens Australia (BCA)

BCA is the united voice of Australians who are blind or vision impaired. BCA provides information, peer support, individual and systemic advocacy, and consultancy services. Whether you are blind, have a vision impairment, a family member or friend of a person who is blind or vision impaired, BCA is there to assist you.

Learn more by visiting the BCA website.

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Brain Injury Australia

Brain Injury Australia provides information and a gateway to nationwide referral for optimising the social and economic participation of all Australians living with brain injury. It was formed at the first national community-based conference on Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) in 1986.

Learn more by visiting the Brain Injury Australia website.

Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) logo

Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA)

Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) is the national peak body which represents children and young people (aged 0-25) with disability. CYDA is a not for profit, community organisation.

CYDA receives its core funding under the Commonwealth Department of Social Services national secretariat program. CYDA has also received project funding from the Department of Social Services to provide information, referral and systemic advocacy regarding the experiences of children with disability in relation to the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

CYDA provides a link between the direct experiences of children and young people with disability and their families to federal government and other key stakeholders.

Learn more by visiting the Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) website. 

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Deaf Australia

Deaf Australia is the national peak advocacy and information organisation in Australia for Deaf people who are bilingual – using both English and Auslan (Australian Sign Language). Deaf Australia advises government, industry, and service providers about the needs and views of Deaf people, and work to improve Deaf people’s access in a range of areas.

Learn more by visiting the Deaf Australia website.

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Deafblind Australia

Deafblind Australia (formerly Australian DeafBlind Council ADBC) was set up as an advocacy organisation for people with deafblindness and their families, following the National Deafblind Conference in Melbourne in 1993. Deafblind Australia educates members of the public and relevant government organisations about deafblindness.

Learn more by visiting the Deafblind Australia website.

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Deafness Forum of Australia

Deafness Forum of Australia is the national peak body representing all interests and viewpoints of the one-in-six Australians who are deaf, deafblind, have a hearing loss or a chronic ear or balance disorder, and the families who support them.

Learn more by visiting the Deafness Forum of Australia website.

Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) logo

Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA)

DANA supports and strengthens independent disability advocacy organisations in their work of advocating for and with people with disability so that they are valued and included members of the community, their fundamental needs are met, and their human rights respected. DANA is a network of organisations throughout Australia that undertakes or provides individual advocacy, systemic advocacy, self-advocacy, citizen advocacy, legal advocacy or family advocacy.

Learn more by visiting the DANA website.

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Diversity and Disability Alliance

Diversity and Disability Alliance is a user-led disability support organisation, run by and for people with disability from diverse backgrounds with the support of families and allies. They strive for an inclusive, diverse and just society where people with disability have voice, choice, and control over our lives.

Learn more by visiting the Diversity and Disability Alliance website.

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Down Syndrome Australia

Down Syndrome Australia is the peak body for people with Down syndrome in Australia. Its purpose is to influence social and policy change, provide a national profile and voice for people living with Down syndrome. Down Syndrome Australia works collaboratively with the eight state and territory Down syndrome associations to achieve their mission. Its vision is an Australia where people living with Down syndrome are valued, reach their potential and enjoy social and economic inclusion.

Learn more by visiting the Down Syndrome Australia website.

First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) logo

First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN)

First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) is a national organisation of and for Australia’s First Peoples with disability, their families and communities.  They are  governed by First Peoples with lived experience of disability.

FPDN proactively engage with communities around Australia and advocate for the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability in Australia and internationally.

Learn more by visiting First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) website. 

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Inclusion Australia

Inclusion Australia is the leading national voice on issues of importance to people with intellectual disability in Australia. It works to raise expectations, recognise potential and promotes the value of people with intellectual disability. Inclusion Australia works locally, nationally and internationally, providing policy expertise and advice to drive systemic change.

Learn more by visiting the Inclusion Australia website.

Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS) logo

Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS)

Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS) is a free service for people with cognitive impairment across NSW.

They provide help with legal problems, support persons at police stations and courts, advocacy, support to appeal decisions of the National Disability Insurance Agency, rights education for people with cognitive impairment, peer support and assistance for parents with intellectual disability at risk of losing care of their children

Learn more by visiting the Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS) website. 

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Leadership Plus

Leadership Plus supports people with disability, with specialist skills in Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). They work collaboratively with communities, business, government and not for profit partners, in cost-effective and best-practice approaches.

Learn more by visiting the Leadership Plus website. 

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Mental Health Australia

Mental Health Australia is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector and committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians. It was established in 1997 as the first independent peak body in Australia to represent the full spectrum of mental health stakeholders and issues. Mental Health Australia members include national organisations representing consumers, carers, special needs groups, clinical service providers, public and private mental health service providers, researchers and state/territory community mental health peak bodies.

Learn more by visiting the Mental Health Australia website. 

National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) logo

National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA)

National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) is a national Disabled People’s Organisation (DPO) that advocates federally for the human rights of people with disability, and their families, from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB).

Learn more by visiting the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) website. 

Physical Disability Australia (PDA) logo

Physical Disability Australia (PDA)

PDA is a national peak Disability Peoples Organisation (DPO) run by people with physical disability for people with physical disability. PDA was founded 21 years ago and has over 1,000 members from all Australian states and territories. Its aim is to enable every Australian living with a physical disability to realise their full potential.

Learn more by visiting the PDA website.

The Human Rights Council of Australia (HRCA) logo

The Human Rights Council of Australia (HRCA)

The Human Rights Council of Australia is a organisation of people committed to promoting universal human rights for all without discrimination; in Australia, our region and the world.  Their members bring together years of experience, commitment and action in the human rights field.

Learn more by visiting the Human Rights Council of Australia (HRCA) website. 

The Short Statured People of Australia (SSPA) logo

The Short Statured People of Australia (SSPA)

The Short Statured People of Australia (SSPA) is a non-profit organisation that provides support and information for people with conditions of dwarfism, their families and other interested members of the community. The SSPA is made up of volunteers who aim to educate the community, provide peer and parent support, participate in programs that benefit the dwarfism community and promote the achievements of people with dwarfism. The SSPA actively supports the Children’s Hospitals, Bone Dysplasia Clinics and Genetic Support Networks throughout Australia.

Learn more by visiting the Short Statured People of Australia (SSPA) website. 

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