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Advocacy supports

Advocacy helps promote and protect the rights and interests of an individual or group.

Advocacy supports help people with disability:

  • understand their rights
  • address discrimination and unfair treatment
  • understand and make decisions
  • build capacity to advocate for themselves.

If you need help making decisions or resolving issues about accessing services you need such as education, employment, health, community services, the National Disability Insurance Scheme or Queensland Community Support Scheme, there are 14 regional and specialist services you can contact.

Region-based services

Brisbane

Speaking Up for You
Phone: (07) 3255 1244
Address:
Unit F2, 1st Floor
12 Browning Street
WEST END  QLD  4101

Gold Coast

Gold Coast Disability Advocacy Inc.
Phone: (07) 5564 0355
Address:
6/18 Ferry Street
NERANG  QLD  4211

South West Queensland

Ipswich Regional Advocacy Services Inc.
Phone: (07) 3252 8566
Address:
40 South Street
IPSWICH  QLD  4305

TASC National Ltd
Phone: 1300 008 272
Address:
60 South Street
IPSWICH  QLD  4305

Central Queensland

Capricorn Citizen Advocacy Inc.
Phone: (07) 4922 0299
Address:
3/118 George Street
ROCKHAMPTON  QLD  4700

North Queensland

Independent Advocacy In The Tropics Inc.
Phone: (07) 4725 2505
Address:
Office 2/179-181
Ross River Road
MUNDINGBURRA  QLD  4812

Mackay Advocacy Inc.
Phone: (07) 4957 8710
Address:
Suite 5 City Court Arcade
78 Victoria Street
MACKAY  QLD  4740

Far North Queensland

Rights In Action Inc.
Phone: (07) 4031 7377
Address:
Ground floor, Professional House
88 Abbott Street
CAIRNS  QLD  4870

Specialist services

People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Disability Network of Queensland
Phone: (07) 3252 8566
Address:
338 Turbot Street
SPRING HILL  QLD  4000

People from culturally and linguistically diverse background

Amparo Advocacy Inc.
Phone: (07) 3345 4900
Address:
53 Prospect Road
GAYTHORNE  QLD  4051

Queensland Community Support Scheme and support with decision-making

Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia Ltd
Phone: (07) 3637 6000
Address:
121 Copperfield Street
GEEBUNG  QLD  4034

People with spinal injuries

Spinal Life Australia Ltd
Phone: 1300 774 625
Address:
109 Logan Road
WOOLLOONGABBA  QLD  4102

People with brain injuries

Synapse Australia Ltd
Phone: 1800 673 074
Address:
Level 1/262 Montague Road
WEST END  QLD  4101

People with Downs Syndrome

Down Syndrome Association Of Qld Inc.
Phone: (07) 3356 6655
Address:
282 Stafford Road
STAFFORD  QLD  4053

Influence and change

Queenslanders with Disability Network can help to have your voice heard and influence efforts to help break down barriers for people with disability. Visit the QDN website or call 1300 363 783.

National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP)

The Australian Government’s National Disability Advocacy Program also offers people with disability access to government-funded advocacy agencies. Some NDAP agencies are also available to assist people through the NDIS planning and internal review processes.

People with disability, carers and their families can use the NDAP Provider Finder to search for advocacy agencies funded by the Australian Government.