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Advocacy

The Disability Services Commission provides funding to a number of independent advocacy organisations so that they can assist people to resolve issues and create change.

Individual advocacy services include:

  • assistance to people with disabilities to help them to act for themselves
  • support for families, carers and members of the community to act with or for people with disabilities
  • acting with or for people with disabilities.


Organisations that provide systemic advocacy services work to produce change in areas such as:

  • the attitudes and understanding of the general community
  • government legislation, policies or services
  • government and non-government policies, practices and services 
  • private sector policies, practices and services.


For a full list of all advocacy organisations funded by the Commission please visit the directory of service providers page.

For a list of advocacy organisations funded by the Australian Government, please visit the website of the Department of Social Services.

Related documents

PDF version (also available in Word below)
Advocacy policy

Word version
Advocacy policy