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Australian Government - People with disabilities


Australian Federation of Disability Organisations

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) has been established as the primary national voice to Government that fully represents the interests of all people with disability across Australia.


Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) is the united voice of blind and vision-impaired Australians. 


Brain Injury Australia is the peak acquired brain injury (ABI) advocacy body representing, through its State and Territory Member Organisations, the needs of people with an acquired brain injury, their families and carers. 


Children with Disability Australia (CDA) is the national peak body which represents children and young people (aged 0-25) with disability and their families. 


Deaf Australia is the national peak organisation for Deaf people in Australia. It represents the views of Deaf people who use Auslan (Australian Sign Language).


Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) Ltd supports and strengthens independent disability advocacy agencies in their work of advocating for and with people with disabilities so that they are valued and included members of the community, their fundamental needs are met and their human rights are respected.


Our job is to achieve a fair deal for you, your family, friends and colleagues; and for community-wide awareness of the importance and fragility of hearing health.



The First Peoples Disability Network (Australia) (FPDN) is the national peak organisation representing Aboriginal people with disabilities, their families and carers.  


The Council is the recognised national peak body with the single focus on intellectual disability, ie, our actions and priorities centre on issues that affect the lives of people with intellectual disability and their families. Our mission is to work to make the Australian community one in which people with intellectual disability are involved and accepted as equal participating members.??NCID has over 5,000 members representing all 8 States and Territories. In addition to having people with intellectual disability on its Board, NCID receives policy advice from Our Voice. Our Voice is a committee the membership of which is exclusively people with intellectual disability representing all States and Territories.


National Disability Services is the Australian peak body for non-government disability services.

Through the provision of information, representation and policy advice, NDS promotes and advances services which support people with all forms of disability to participate in all domains of life.


The National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) is the only national voice advocating for the rights and interests of people from non-English speaking background (NESB) with disability, their families and carers throughout Australia.


Physical Disability Australia exists to convince governments to mandate laws and rules that enable the full participation of people with physical disability in all areas of society.


Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is the peak organisation for women with all types of disabilities in Australia. WWDA is run by women with disabilities, for women with disabilities. It is the only organisation of its kind in Australia and one of only a very small number internationally.


Introducing the Department Of Human Services

Published May 23-2012