Support Services

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Advocacy Services

People with Disability (PWD)PWD is a national peak disability rights and advocacy organisation.1800 422
Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association (MDAA)MDAA is the peak body for people from a non-English speaking background (NESB) with disability and their families and carers in NSW.02 9891
Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS)IDRS is a community legal centre in New South Wales. We work with people with an intellectual disability to exercise and advance their rights. 02 9318
Family AdvocacySupport, education and advocacy for families who have a child with a developmental disability 02 9689
Ability AdvocacyProvides advocacy services for people with disabilities on the North Coast of NSW 02 6628
Valid IncDisability advocacy service for people with intellectual disability in Victoria. 03 9416
Regional Disability Advocacy Service IncWagga Wagga based Disability Advocacy Service for the Riverina Region of NSW 1800 250
Side by Side Advocacy IncIndividual and Citizen Advocacy for people with disabilities in North Western Sydney. 02 9808
Citizen Advocacy Western SydCitizen Advocacy provide advocacy to people with intellectual disability in auburn, blacktown, the Hills, Parramatta and Auburn area.02 9893 8210
Newell citizen AdvocacyCitizen Advocacy for the Newell Area Of NSW 02 6792 3195Email:
Illawarra AdvocacyIllawarra region Citizen Advocacy website02 4229 4064
Interaction Disability ServicesInteraction Disability Services is a not-for-profit, NDIS-registered organisation committed to supporting and empowering people living with intellectual disability. 1300 668 123

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Peak Bodies

NCIDThe National Council on Intellectual Disability (NCID) is the national association representing people with intellectual disability and their families in Australia.02 6296
NSW CIDThe NSW Council for Intellectual Disability (NSW CID) is the peak organisation in NSW representing
the interests of people with intellectual disability
02 9211
NCOSSNCOSS is the peak body for the social and community services sector in NSW. They work towards achieving social justice in NSW 02 9211
Disability Council of NSWThe Disability Council of NSW is the official advisory body to the State Government on disability matters. They provide advice to the Australian govt. on the effect of national policy at a State level.02 9211
Physical Disability Council of NSWThe Physical Disability Council of NSW Inc (PDCN) is the peak body in NSW representing people with physical disability across the state.02 9552

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Complaint Services

National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline The National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline is an Australia-wide telephone hotline for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disabilities using government funded services. Allegations are referred to the appropriate authority for investigation.1800 880
CRRS – Complaints Resolution & Referral ServiceA complaint resolution service for people using Commonwealth-funded disability employment and advocacy services.1800 880

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Information Services

Ideas IncInformation on disability services and support in the Riverina/Murray areas1800 029
Disability and Aged Information Service Inc (DAISI)DAISI provides information on services and supports available to assist people with disabilities in the Far North Coast NSW.02 6622
Penrith Disabilities Resource Centre (PDRC)To provide information, advocacy and support for people with disabilities in the Penrith Area02 4732
Disability Information & Referral Centre NSW (DIRC)DIRC provides information regarding disability services in NSW02 9657
Down Syndrome Association NSW IncSupport and information for people with Down Syndrome and their families.02 9683

Counselling Services

1800RESPECT1800RESPECT is the national domestic, family and sexual violence counselling, information and support service.1800 737
Beyond BlueProvides information and support for anxiety, depression and suicide prevention for everyone in Australia1300 22
Blue Knot FoundationBlue Knot provides information and support for anyone who is affected by complex trauma. Complex trauma is repeated, ongoing, and often extreme interpersonal trauma (between people) – violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation experienced as a child, young person and adult.1300 657
InterrelateOur programs and services empower families to build and navigate strong, resilient and healthy relationships, from primary school through to adulthood.1300 473
Lifelinea national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.13 11
MensLine AustraliaMensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men anywhere, anytime.1300 78 99
The Woman’s Cottage Community based support and resource centre, run by women, for women and children02 4578

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