We provide individual advocacy to adults with physical, sensory, intellectual, neurological, psychosocial and/or multiple disabilities living in Metropolitan Melbourne.

We help you to:

Understand your rights
Make informed decisions
Speak up for yourself

What is individual advocacy?

Disability advocacy is acting, speaking or writing to promote, protect and defend the human rights of people with disability. This can be done in a number of ways.

Standing beside people with disability by assisting them to represent their own interests.

Standing behind people with disability by supporting them to represent their own interests.

Standing before people with disability by representing their interests.*

*Kevin Stone. 1999. To Stand Beside: Advocacy for Inclusion Training Program.

Note to Service Providers

DRC Advocacy works directly with people with disabilities. If you have a client who would benefit from our service, please encourage them to contact us. Support person welcome.

What parts of Victoria do we cover?

DRC Advocacy provide assistance to Victorians living across the greater Metropolitan Melbourne. 

What does advocacy cost?

Our service is free of charge.
Victoria Interpreting and Translating Service is available.

What can we do?

Our Advocates can provide assistance and support on a wide range of issues, for example:

NDIS issues
Disability Services e.g. home-based support
Access to premises
Education and employment

Do you want support from the Advocacy team?

Phone 9671 3000 Monday to Thursday

Email advocacy@drc.org.au

Or complete the form on the right.

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