USEFUL LINKS

Advocacy Support

 

Office of the Public Advocate

Promotes the interests, rights, and dignity of Victorians with a disability.
www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au

 

Community Visitors Scheme

Volunteers empowered by law to visit Victorian accommodation facilities for people with
a disability to monitor and report on the adequacy of services to the Office of the Public Advocate.
Contact: 1300 309 337.
www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au/our-services/community-visitors

 

VALID

The Victorian League for Individuals with a Disability is an advocacy group for adults
with intellectual disabilities and their families.
www.valid.org.au

 

Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC)/

Promotes and protects the rights of people of non-English speaking background living with a disability, and their carers.
www.adec.org.au

 

Disability Justice Advocacy

Provides advocacy to people with a disability who have high support needs.
www.justadvocacy.com

Useful Links

 

Department of Health and Human Services

www.dhs.vic.gov.au
 

Disability Services Commissioner

The Disability Services Commissioner was established on 1 July 2007 under the Disability Act 2006 to improve services for people with a disability in Victoria through assisting in the resolution of complaints raised by or on behalf of people who receive services. The Office of the Disability Commissioner works with people with a disability and disability services to resolve complaints.
www.odsc.vic.gov.au

 

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing funding and supports to eligible people with permanent and significant disability their families and carers.
www.ndis.gov.au

 

Aboriginal Advancement League

Services including health information, Home and Community Care, parenting and family management support, housing service, funeral services, Koorie Energy Program, Indigital Studio and Gurwidj Neighbourhood House. Contact: (03) 9480 7777.
www.aal.org.au

 

Translating and Interpreting Services (TIS)

Contact 13 14 50
www.tisnational.gov.au