Find an Advocate

Tools and information to help you find advocacy services in your state or territory

DANA does not provide direct support with individual advocacy. Our organisation works alongside Australian state and territory advocacy networks and the peak organisations for people with disabilities, meaning that we can provide you with contact details for advocacy organisations around Australia. There are also online tools available you can use to search.

Individual Advocacy Services

The following organisations provide support with individual advocacy and may be able to assist you depending on your location and the services required. You may wish to make an inquiry about individual advocacy by contacting one of the organisations by using the details listed on their website. 

Use our Quick Link guide below to search by state or territory.

ACT    |    NT    |    NSW    |   QLD   |    SA    |    TAS    |   VIC   |   WA

Online Tools

Ask Izzy

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Visit Ask Izzy – Disability Advocacy Finder online

Another useful tool for locating the organisations or branches closest to you (or that provide statewide services) is the ‘Ask Izzy’ Disability Advocacy Finder.

Disability Gateway

Contact the Disability Advocacy Support Helpline

To request disability advocacy support through the Helpline contact the Disability Gateway:

  • Call 1800 643 787, Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm, or
  • Fill out the Contact Us Form.

Searchable Map

First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN) have created a useful searchable map of disability advocacy organisations.

As well as information about independent disability advocacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: Let’s have a yarn about advocacy – FPDN

What is advocacy?

Advocacy is speaking, acting or writing with minimal conflict of interest on behalf of the interests of a disadvantaged person or group, in order to promote, protect and defend the welfare of and justice for either the person or group.

Visit the What is advocacy? page to find out more.