Find an advocate

Advocacy organisations: Find an advocate

Our organisation does not provide any support with individual advocacy but you may wish to find an advocate by contacting one of the organisations listed below.

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

You can also call the Australian Government Disability Gateway on 1800 643 787 and ask to be connected with an advocacy organisation.

logos with colourful design and text: - 1800 643 787 - Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm AEST/AEDT

First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN) also provides a searchable map of disability advocacy organisations, and some information about independent disability advocacy from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective: Let’s have a yarn about advocacy – FPDN


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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.

Approaches to disability advocacy can be categorised into six broad models:

  • Citizen advocacy: matches people with disability with volunteers.
  • Family advocacy: helps parents and family members advocate on behalf of the person with disability for a particular issue.
  • Individual advocacy: upholds the rights of individual people with disability by working on discrimination, abuse and neglect.
  • Legal advocacy: upholds the rights and interests of individual people with disability by addressing the legal aspects of discrimination, abuse and neglect.
  • Self-advocacy: supports people with disability to advocate for themselves, or as a group.
  • Systemic advocacy: seeks to remove barriers and address discrimination to ensure the rights of people with disability.

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