On this page, you can find:
- National and state-wide advocacy services
- Regional and location-specific advocacy and information services
Please contact us via email- info[at]idrs[dot]org[dot]au, if you like to have your NSW based disability advocacy or information service listed below.
State-wide advocacy and information services
Association for Children with a Disability NSW
services: information and support to parents and families who have a child or young adult with any type of disability or developmental delay across NSW.
Call 1300 851 603
Website and contact details: http://www.acdnsw.org.au
Autism Spectrum Australia(Aspect)
services include: Diagnostic assessment, early intervention, schools and educational outreach, positive behaviour support, services for adults with autism, support and information for families.
Info Line 1800 069 978
Autism Advisor Program in NSW 1300 978 611 (assists families and carers of children aged 0 to 6 years who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder)
Website and contact details: www.autismspectrum.org.au
Brain Injury Association of NSW Inc
The Brain Injury Association of New South Wales is the only statewide organisation in NSW dedicated to serving all persons affected by acquired brain injury—those with acquired brain injuries, family members, friends, professionals, and the broader community.
Call +61 2 9868 5261
Website and contact details: www.biansw.org.au
Family Advocacy (NSW)
Services: Information and skills-based workshops and events, advocacy related support and advice and systemic advocacy
Freecall 1800 620 588 (non-metropolitan NSW callers only)
Call +61 2 9869 0866
The NSW Council for Intellectual Disability (NSW CID)
The NSW Council for Intellectual Disability (NSW CID) is a peak body representing the rights and interests of people with intellectual disability in NSW.
Services provided: information to people with intellectual disability, their families, carers, advocates and service providers; policy advice, systemic advocacy, community education, and information provision and dissemination.
Call (02) 9211 1611
Freecall 1800 424 065
Website and contact details: www.nswcid.org.au
The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW (MDAA)
The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW (MDAA) is the peak organisation for people from non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB) with disability, their families and carers in NSW. MDAA is the only advocacy service in NSW available specifically to people from NESB with disability.
Toll free 1800 629 072
Call (02) 9891 6400
TTY (02) 9687 6325
The National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline
The National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline is an Australia-wide telephone hotline for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability.
Hotline 1800 880 052
TTY 1800 301 130
NRS 1800 555 677
People with Disability Australia Incorporated (PWD)
People with Disability Australia Incorporated (PWD) is a national peak disability rights and advocacy organisation.
PWD provide rights-related information, research, training, advice and referral services; short-term individual and group advocacy assistance; representation and coordination of the sector of interest constituted by people with disability and their associates.
Call 02 9370 3100
Freecall 1800 422 015
Website and contact details: http://www.pwd.org.au/contact.html
Rare Voices Australia (RVA)
Rare Voices Australia (RVA) is a national, not for profit organisation, advocating for 1.2 million plus people affected by rare diseases throughout Australia.
RVA provides a strong common voice to promote health policy for a healthcare system that works for those with rare diseases and to improve lives in the area of diagnosis, treatment, care, services and therapies. RVA provides information to individuals and links to other rare disease support groups, organisations and international Rare Disease Partner Organisations.
Call +61 2 9967 5884
Website and contact details: www.rarevoices.org.au/page/3/contact-us
Regional and location-specific advocacy and information services
For a complete list of advocacy and information services in your area, please refer to-
ADHC Advocacy and Information Services Directory
Ability Incorporated Advocacy Service
Services: Advocacy and support for people with disabilities, their families and carers. The service is FREE to consumers. Service is available to persons with a disability that has an; acquired brain injury, sensory, or physical impairment, or a combination of such, and is permanent or likely to be permanent and the person must have a need for ongoing support services.
Service area- Lismore, Tweed, Clearence Valley areas.
Call (02) 6628 8188
Freecall 1800 657 961
Website and contact details: http://abilityincorporated.org.au/contact.php
Disability and Aged Information Service (DAISI)
Disability and Aged Information Service (DAISI) is a free confidential service giving information on services and supports available to assist people with disabilities, aged people and their families, carers and advocates.
Service area: DAISI is located on the Far North Coast of New South Wales and service from Grafton in the south, north to Tweed Heads and Byron Bay in the east to as far west as Woodenbong.
Freecall 1800 800 340
Call (02) 6622 8002
Disability Advocacy NSW Inc
The Disability Advocacy Network Inc (DAN) is an advocacy service for people with disabilities, their families and carers.
Service areas: Riverina and Murray, South West Slopes, Southern Tablelands and Central Murrumbidgee regions of NSW (major towns include: Wagga Wagga, Cootamundra, Tumut, Temora, Young, West Wyalong, Griffith, Leeton and Narrandera)
Call 02 69 219 225
Freecall 1800 250 292
Website and contact details: www.dan-inc.net.au
Indigenous Disability Advocacy Service (IDAS)
Services: IDAS can assist indigenous people with most types of disabilities, their families and carers when the person they are looking after needs help, especially if they have been unfairly treated or are confused about a big decision.
Service area: Greater Western Sydney
Telephone (02) 4722 3524
Self Advocacy Sydney Inc.
Self Advocacy Sydney Inc. is an Self Advocacy organisation run by and for people with Intellectual Disability.
Services provided: information and support to individuals and groups to promote awareness of their rights and responsibilities within the community.
Call (02) 9622 3005
Website and contact details: http://sasinc.com.au/
Side by Side Advocacy Inc
Side By Side Advocacy we advocate for people with disabilities, particularly intellectual disabilities.
Service areas: Northern Sydney Local Government Areas of: Ryde, Hunters Hill, Willoughby, North Sydney, Mosman, Lane Cove, Hornsby, Pittwater, Warringah, Manly and Ku-ring-gai.Website and contact details: http://www.sidebysideadvocacy.org.au/