The Victorian Government helps to promote the participation of people with a disability by funding disability advocacy and self-advocacy organisations.
The following organisations are funded through the Disability Advocacy Program:
- Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities
- Association for Children with a Disability
- Barwon Disability Resource Council
- Blind Citizens Australia
- Brain Injury Matters
- Collective of Self Help Groups
- Communication Rights Australia
- Cystic Fibrosis Victoria
- Deaf Victoria
- Disability Advocacy and Information Service
- Disability Resources Centre
- Disability Resources Centre South East
- Gippsland Disability Advocacy
- Grampians disAbility Advocacy Organisation - Ararat, Ballarat and Horsham
- Migrant Resource Centre, North West Region
- New Horizons Self Advocacy Group, auspiced by Eastern Access Community Health (EACH)
- Rights Information & Advocacy Centre Inc. - Bendigo, Geelong, Mildura and Shepparton
- South West Advocacy Association
- STAR Victoria
- Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability (VALID)
- Women with Disabilities Victoria
- Youth Disability Advocacy Service, auspiced by Youth Affairs Council of Victoria.
We also funds 2 resource units as follows.
Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU)
The DARU resources the disability advocacy sector in Victoria. The DARU does not provide a direct advocacy service.
Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU)
The SARU resources and supports Victorian self advocacy groups of people with intellectual disability, acquired brain injury and complex communication support needs. The SARU does not provide a direct advocacy service.