Useful Links

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In this section: 

NDIS Supports and Resources

Access the NDIS in community languages and Easy Read Versions 

Reimagine Today 

Targeted resources to support people to access the NDIS. The site is aimed at people with mental health conditions, but is helpful for a wide range of people seeking and using NDIS supports.  

Fighting Chance 

Information and resources to empower people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to advocate for yourself and get the most out of the NDIS. 

Disability Support Organisations

These organisations may be able to help you with individual support, advocacy and appeals. 

People with Disability Australia 

Individual and Group Advocacy Services provided by Advocates who stand up for the rights of a person with disability and help sort out their complaint, issue or problem. 

Women with Disabilities Australia 

WWDA aims to improve the rights, safety and well-being of women and girls with disability in all areas of life. 

Cerebral Palsy Alliance 

Cerebral Palsy Alliance provides family-centred therapies, life skills programs, equipment and support for people and their families living with cerebral palsy and other neurological and physical disabilities. 


IDRS is a free service for people with cognitive impairment across NSW. You do not need an NDIS package to access our service. 

We provide; help with legal problems, support persons at police stations and courts, advocacy, support to appeal decisions of the National Disability Insurance Agency, rights education for people with cognitive impairment, peer support and assistance for parents with intellectual disability at risk of losing care of their children. 

We work alongside people with cognitive impairment to promote and protect rights. 

First Persons Disability Network Australia 

We are First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) – a national organisation of and for Australia’s First Peoples with disability, their families and communities. Our organisation is governed by First Peoples with lived experience of disability. 

We proactively engage with communities around Australia and advocate for the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability in Australia and internationally. We follow the human rights framework established by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to which Australia is a signatory, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. 

Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association 

At Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association (MDAA) Inc. we provide a range of advocacy services and projects for ALL people in NSW, who have a disability and their families and carers, with a particular focus on those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) / non-English speaking(NES) background with disability, and service providers in NSW. 

Disability Advocacy NSW 

Disability Advocacy NSW can provide short to medium term, non-legal, issue-based advocacy support to people with disability who have serious and urgent issues. Disability Advocacy NSW (DANSW) and its advocates are committed to ensuring that recurring problems for people with a disability are dealt with at a higher level in an attempt to stop the same problems happening to others . 

Brain Injury Australia 

The central clearinghouse of information and gateway to nationwide referral for optimising the social and economic participation of all Australians living with brain injury. 

Vision Australia 

Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life. 

Deaf Australia 

Deaf Australia is the national peak advocacy and information organisation in Australia for Deaf people who are bilingual – using both English and Auslan (Australian Sign Language). 

Legal Aid NSW 

Free independent advice about your NDIS problems. They can tell you about your rights and what you can get from the NDIS. They may be able to help if the NDIA rejected your application to be a participant in the NDIS, you are not happy with the funding in your NDIS plan, or you do not think you have enough funding for your disability supports and services. 

Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Way

This collection of resources, stories, art, toolkits, research and more amplifies the voices, knowledge, and advocacy of LGBTIQA+ people with disability.

Disability Rights and Systemic Advocacy

These organisations aren’t able to assist with individual issues, but work to create positive change for the disability community, and other communities affected by discrimination. 

Australian Human Rights Commission 

An independent third party which investigates complaints about discrimination and human rights breaches. 

Inclusion Australia 

Inclusion Australia (NCID) is the national peak body for intellectual disability. We focus on issues that affect the lives of people with intellectual disability and their families. We provide inclusive and holistic policy expertise and advice to government departments and other organisations to drive systemic change in Australia. This means we talk to the government and try to make positive change happen for and with people with intellectual disability and their families. 

Physical Disability Council of NSW 

The Physical Disability Council of NSW (PDCN) is a systemic advocacy organisation; systemic advocacy seeks to influence or secure positive long-term changes that remove barriers and address discriminatory practices to ensure the collective rights and interests of people with disability are upheld. If you’re having difficulty with a specific issue, PDCN will try to help you by providing you with all the relevant information you require.  In some cases a person may require support from an individual advocate, if this is the case we can provide you with contact details for individual advocacy agencies who will be able to assist you. 

Council for Intellectual Disability 

We are a disability rights organisation led by people with intellectual disability. We want a community where all people with intellectual disability are valued. We believe people with disability should have the same opportunities as everyone else. 

We work to build a community that protects rights, includes everyone and supports people well. We speak up on the big issues and campaign for change. We talk to organisations about becoming more inclusive and accessible. 

National Ethnic Disability Alliance 

National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) is a national Disabled People’s Organisation (DPO) that advocates federally for the human rights of people with disability, and their families, from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB). 

PIAC (Public Interest Advocacy Centre) 

PIAC tackles difficult social problems that impact on the lives of many Australians. We conduct test cases and strategic litigation in the public interest, and provide legal assistance, policy advice and training to create positive change to the lives of people who are disadvantaged and marginalised. 

First People’s Disability Network 

We are First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) – a national organisation of and for Australia’s First Peoples with disability, their families and communities. Our organisation is governed by First Peoples with lived experience of disability. 

First Peoples with disability and their families are amongst the most seriously disadvantaged and disempowered members of the Australian community. We give voice to their needs and concerns and share their narratives of lived experience. 

Australian Centre For Disability Law 

Our vision is of a society in which persons with disability live with dignity, and in which their human rights and fundamental freedoms are recognised, respected, protected and fulfilled. Our purpose is to work towards the realisation of our vision by providing persons with disability and their associates with specialist legal assistance in our designated practice areas, and by undertaking complementary community legal education, continuing legal education and policy and law reform activities. 

If you are within New South Wales, Australia, and are looking for legal advice about disability discrimination, we may be able to help. 

Every Australian Counts  

Every Australian Counts is the grassroots campaign that fought for the introduction of the NDIS – and won. We are a community of hundreds of thousands of people with disability, their families and carers and those who support them, all working together to fight for a fair go for Australians with disability. 

Every Australian Counts didn’t end with the introduction of the NDIS. The campaign continues to fight to make sure the NDIS delivers on its promise to people with disability. 

And we still need your help to keep up the fight. Join us by signing up to our latest campaign

Other Supports


ACON is a NSW based LGBTQ+ health organisation which offers client services across NSW. ACON also has Community Health Promotion Officers who can offer assistance to people needing extra information and support and can link people with local service providers across Australia. 


Provides mental health support for young people aged 12-25. They can provide support with mental health, physical health, & managing work and study. 


SQuAD is the Sydney Queer and Disability Community group. We raise awareness for queer ppl with disabilities and also have a good social time. We have a long term goal of becoming an advocacy body for queer people with disabilities. 

NSW Companion Card 

The Companion Card assists people with a significant and permanent disability, who require attendant support person for the rest of their lives, to participate in community activities and events. The card can be presented when booking or purchasing a ticket at participating events and venues throughout Australia, and provides the cardholder with a second ticket for their companion at no charge. 

NSW Mobility Parking Scheme 

The Mobility Parking Scheme provides special parking conditions to eligible people with a disability. Find out if you’re eligible and apply here. 

Find your Federal Member of Parliament 

You can contact your Federal MP by phone, email, telephone or at their electorate office to express your support or concerns about any issue related to the NDIS or disability services, advocacy and legislation (such as the NDIS Act). You may also wish to contact the office of the Hon. Bill Shorten MP, the Minister for the NDIS. 

Find out more about the NDIS Journey

Is the NDIS right for you? | Your NDIS application | Your NDIS application was successful – What next? | Your NDIS application was unsuccessful – What next? | Self Care, Facing Stress and Anxiety | Family, Friends and Allies | Language used | Useful Links


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