Advocacy Support


Office of the Public Advocate

Promotes the interests, rights, and dignity of Victorians with a disability.


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.



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


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.


Disability Justice Advocacy

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




Mental Health Support


Beyond Blue

Get immediate help for depression and anxiety.



Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Worksafe Victoria

Mental health safety basics.


The Victoria Chamber or Commerce and Industry

Mental health essentials: Improve mental health in your workspace.



Other Useful Links


NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is an independent agency established to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services. work with NDIS participants, service providers, workers and the community to implement a new nationally consistent approach so that across Australia participants can access services and supports that promote choice, control and dignity.


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.


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.

Department of Health and Human Services

Translating and Interpreting Services (TIS)

Contact 13 14 50