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Victorian Based Self Advocacy Groups:

Brain Injury Matters Inc (BIM)

facilitates self-advocacy and community education for people living with an Acquired Brain Injury. BIM is also one of the four organisations who manage the SARU

Reinforce Inc

is a self advocacy organisation run by and for people with an intellectual disability. Reinforce is also one of the four organisations who manage the SARU

Diversity and Disability

self advocacy by and for people with a disability from an ethnic background living in Victoria E



is run by Australian Autistic adults who have been involved self- advocacy for a number of years and invites membership from Autistic and Asperger youth and adults who wish to receive support to engage in self-advocacy.

Victorian Based Advocacy and Support agencies:

The Disability Advocacy Resource Unit

resources the disability advocacy sector in Victoria – lots of interesting downloads can be found at this site


is disability advocacy service for people with intellectual disability in Victoria. You will find information about the Having a Say Conference here.

Leadership Plus

Leadership Plus is a federally funded organisation advocating empowerment, independence and life in the community for people with disabilities


Action for More Independence & Dignity in Accommodation. AMIDA is one of the four organisations who run the SARU

STAR Victoria

STAR is an independent community organisation that advocates on a statewide basis for the rights of people with an intellectual disability and their families

Villamanta Disability Legal Service

Villamanta is a Victorian Community Legal Centre that works on disability related legal issues.

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

helps people who have experienced discrimination, sexual harassment or religious vilification. The Commission also helps people to understand the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and responsibility

The Victorian Office of the Public Advocate

aims to promote and protect  the rights and dignity of people with disabilities.

Useful Resources

Act ResourcesA web site featuring interesting videos and information about disability rights and the Victorian Disability Act. There are some great videos on this site about self advocacy, housing rights, and much more. So check it out You Tube ChannelSARU has a you tube channel with lots of great self advocacy videos to watch 

SARU Bambuser Channel

You can watch SARU memos on video at this link


SARU Facebook Group

SARU has a Facebook Page which lots of self advocates from around the world have joined.



Self Advocacy Groups in Other Australian States:


Speak Out is the national self advocacy organisation in Tasmania

Independent Advocacy Townsville

IAT is an independent advocacy agency run by and for people with disability.

Self Advocacy in Sydney

Self Advocacy Sydney is a self advocacy group run by and for people with Intellectual Disability

Useful International links:

 Label Free Zone

is a highly recommended Canadian website for self advocates. Add photos, videos or written information about yourself or your group. Read about other groups and watch their videos

Advocating Change Together

a fantastic self advocacy website with lots of information and advise. SARU recommends signing up for their e-memos

The Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD)

works to promote the human rights of people with disabilities worldwide. Great free resources about Human Rights to download

Speaking Up

enables people who experience learning difficulties, mental health issues or other disabilities to find their voice and shape their own lives. Great project ideas on this website.

Change UK

People with learning disabilities working for equal rights. Lots of self advocacy resources to buy

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