Disability Organisations and Services
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
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
Disability Advocacy Network Australia
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 and 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 Disability Insurance Scheme
The government body which can provide you with all of the information you need about the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). From factsheets and publications to timelines and updates.
Geelong National Office
Level 1, 43-45 Brougham St
GEELONG VIC 3220
1800 800 110
National Disability Services
National Disability Services (NDS) is the national industry association disability services, with over 750 non-government organisations as members. NDS’ members range in size from small support groups to large multi-service organisations, and are located in every State and Territory across Australia.
33 Thesiger Court
DEAKIN ACT 2600
02 6283 3200
10 / 369 Royal Parade
PARKVILLE VIC 3052
03 8341 4300
National Ethnic Disability Alliance
The 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
1300 486 933
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