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 Victorian Disability Advocacy Program (VDAP):
- 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
- Cystic Fibrosis Community Care
- Deaf Victoria
- Disability Resources Centre
- Gippsland Disability Advocacy Incorporated
- Grampians disAbility Advocacy
- Migrant Resource Centre, North West Region
- New Horizons Self Advocacy Group, auspiced by Eastern Access Community Health (EACH)
- Rights Information & Advocacy Centre Inc.
- Regional Disability Advocacy Service
- 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 fund the following resource units:
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.