Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) has been established as the primary national voice to Government that fully represents the interests of all people with disability across Australia.
The mission of AFDO is to champion the rights of people with disability in Australia and help them participate fully in Australian life.
247 Flinders Lane
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
03 9662 3324
Alzheimer's Australia represents, at the national level, the interests of its federation of state and territory members on all matters relating to dementia and carer issues.
They advocate for the needs of people living with all types of dementia, and for their families and carers, and provide support services, education and information.
Alzheimer's Australia is a member of Alzheimer's Disease International, the umbrella organisation of Alzheimer's Associations around the world.
02 6278 8900
National Dementia Helpline
Available 9.00am to 5.00pm nationally across Australia, Monday to Friday excluding national public holidays.
Tel: 1800 100 500
Brain Injury Australia
Brain Injury Australia is the leading advocacy group for people living with an acquired brain injury, their families and carers. BIA works at a national level to represent it's State and Territories member organisations.
Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney
241 Morrison Road
Putney NSW 2112
02 9808 9390
Carers Victoria offers advice, information and support to carers. They provide both practical and emotional support, counselling, peer support and respite. As well as being an advocacy group with strong evidence-based policies, they also offer education and development opportunities.
Level 1, 37 Albert St
FOOTSCRAY VIC 3011
03 9396 9500
COTA Australia's mission is to promote, improve and protect the circumstances and well being of older people in Australia as citizens and consumers. COTA aims to be recognised by government, the general community and media as representing, advocating for and serving all older Australians.
COTA Australia makes representation to Federal Government Ministers, Shadow Ministers and senior advisers on issues of relevance to older people.
Suite 9, 16 National Circuit
Barton ACT 2600
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
02 6154 9740
Department of Veterans' Affairs
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) delivers government programs for war veterans, members of the Australian Defence Force, members of the Australian Federal Police and their dependants. The DVA is a government organisation which administers legislation related to Veterans, their mental and physical well being, and support for them and their families.
The purpose of the DVA is to maintain and enhance the financial well being and self-sufficiency of eligible persons and their dependants through access to income support, compensation, and other support services, including advice and information about entitlements.
1800 555 254
Disability Advocacy Network Australia
The Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) has nearly 70 member organisations which it represents at a national level. DANA’s mission is to strengthen and support disability advocacy organisations across Australia.
15 Hall St
LYNEHAM ACT 2602
02 6175 1300
First Peoples Disability Network (Australia)
The First Peoples Disability Network (Australia) (FPDN) is a national peak organisation. They represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability and their families at a national level, providing advice and education to government and non government sectors.
402/161 Redfern St
REDFERN, NSW 2016
02 8399 0882
MS Australia & MS Society
MS Australia is 'The National Voice for MS'. They work in advocacy and communications on behalf of state member organisations. They work closely with MS Research Australia to fund research into better detection and treatment. Their website has links to all the state societies and information about support and services, treatment and management, and more.
MS Society has an extensive network of centres, health services and support groups. MS informs people about the best ways to manage symptoms and how to achieve as full and healthy lifestyle. They offer a wide range of services whilst also fund raising for research and advocacy.
National Ethnic Disability Alliance
National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) is the only national voice advocating for the rights and interests of people from people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds with disability, their families and carers throughout Australia. It works towards an inclusive Australia where cultural diversity and disability rights are valued as essential aspects of an equitable society.
PO Box 971 Civic Square
1300 486 933
Parkinson’s Australia is the national peak body and charity representing Australians living with Parkinson’s. They advocate for the needs of people living with Parkinson’s, and for their families and carers. Parkinson’s Australia represents, at the national level, the interests of its federation of state and territory members on all matters relating to Parkinson’s and carer issues.The role of Parkinson’s Australia is to advocate on the basis of evidence-based policy, promote awareness of Parkinson’s and administer national contracts with the Commonwealth Government.
Parkinson’s State Organisations are available throughout Australia to support people living with Parkinson’s from recently diagnosed through to advanced Parkinson’s, along with family, carers and health professionals.
PO Box 108
1800 644 18
Physical Disability Australia
Physical Disability Australia is a national peak body representing people with a physical disability. They aim to break down barriers and enable the full participation of people living with a disability in all areas of society through advocating at all levels of government.
Level 30 Westpac House
91 King William Street
Adelaide SA 5000
08 7129 8085
Women with Disabilities Australia
Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is the peak organisation for women with all types of disabilities in Australia. WWDA engages in systemic advocacy, provides policy advice, undertakes research and provides information and education, with the aim of improving the lives and life chances of women living with disabilities. The website also has links to state level support groups.
PO Box 407
03 6244 8288