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Advocacy supports

The Queensland Disability Advocacy Program funds organisations to deliver advocacy services to Queenslanders with disability, their family members and carers.

The advocacy services help and support people with disability:

  • to understand their rights
  • to navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and other mainstream services
  • in address gaps in support
  • to address discrimination, conflict and unfair treatment
  • to make informed decisions
  • to build capacity to advocate for themselves
  • ensure fundamental needs are met
  • through legal matters
  • with information and referrals to disability support services.

If you need help with making decisions or resolving issues about accessing services, you can contact the Queensland Disability Advocacy service providers listed below.

Disability Advocacy Pathways (Pathways)

Provides a statewide centralised phone advice and referral service to support all people with disability

Queensland Advocacy for Inclusion
Phone: 1800 130 582

Specialist individual advocacy services

Provide individual advocacy services to priority cohorts.

First Nations people with disability
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Disability Network of Queensland
(hosted by ADA Australia)
Phone: 1800 718 969

People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
Amparo Advocacy Inc.
Phone: (07) 3354 4900

Children and young people with disability (0-18 years)
Queensland Advocacy for Inclusion
Phone: 1300 130 582

Regional individual advocacy services

Regional individual advocacy services provide direct service user contact and manage referrals for all people with disability in their identified region.

Brisbane, Caboolture/Strathpine
Speaking Up for You
Phone: (07) 3255 1244

Beenleigh, Robina
Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia
Phone: 1800 818 3381 or (07) 3637 6000

Bundaberg, Ipswich, Maryborough, Toowoomba
TASC National Ltd
Phone: 1300 008 272

Cairns
Rights In Action Inc.
Phone: (07) 4031 7377

Mackay
Mackay Advocacy Inc.
Phone: (07) 4957 8710

Maroochydore
People with Disability Australia
Phone: 1800 422 015

Rockhampton
Capricorn Citizen Advocacy Inc.
Phone: (07) 4922 0299

North Queensland
Independent Advocacy In The Tropics Inc.
Phone: 1800 887 688