Peak bodies and other disability associations

A range of peak bodies and associations exist to support disability organisations and individuals around Australia. If you have a particular area of interest or are seeking information to support disability employment in your workplace, you can contact any of the groups below.

A4 – Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia

A4 is the national grassroots organisation delivering systemic advocacy for autistic people and their close associates who live in close proximity to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Australian Federation of Disability Organisations

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations is the peak organisation in the disability sector representing people with lived experience of disability.

Australian Network on Disability

The Australian Network on Disability is a not-for-profit organisation advancing the inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of business.

Blind Citizens Australia (BCA)

BCA provides information, peer support, individual and systemic advocacy and consultancy services for the blind and vision impaired.

  • Phone: 1800 033 660
  • Email: bca@bca.org.au
  • Website: www.bca.org.au
  • Postal Address: Ross House, Level 3, 247-251 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Brain Injury Australia

Brain Injury Australia provides information and a gateway to nationwide referral for optimising the social and economic participation of all Australians living with brain injury.

Children and Young People with Disability Australia

Children and Young People with Disability Australia is the national peak body representing people aged 0 to 25 with disability.

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).

Deafblind Australia

Deafblind Australia educates members of the public and relevant government organisations about deafblindness.

Deafness Forum of Australia

Deafness Forum of Australia is the national peak body representing people who are deaf, deafblind, have a hearing loss or a chronic ear or balance disorder and the families who support them.

Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA)

DANA supports and strengthens independent disability advocacy organisations in their work of advocating for and with people with disability.

Disability Employment Australia

Disability Employment Australia is the peak industry body for Australian Government providers of Disability Employment Services (DES).

Disabled People's Organisation

DPO Australia promotes and advances the human rights and freedoms of all people with disability in Australia.

Down Syndrome Australia

Down Syndrome Australia is the peak body for people with Down syndrome in Australia.

First Peoples Disability Network Australia

First Peoples Disability Network Australia advocates for the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability.

Inclusion Australia

Inclusion Australia is the leading national voice on issues of importance to people with intellectual disability in Australia.

Jobs Australia

Jobs Australia is the national peak body for non-profit organisations that assist unemployed people into work.

  • Phone: 03 9349 3699
  • Website: www.ja.com.au
  • Postal Address: PO Box 299, Carlton South, Victoria 3053

Mental Health Australia

Mental Health Australia is the peak non-government organisation representing the Australian mental health sector.

  • Phone: 02 6285 3100
  • Website: www.mhaustralia.org
  • Postal Address: PO Box 174, Deakin West, Australian Capital Territory 2600

National Disability Services

National Disability Services is Australia's peak body for non-government disability service organisations.

  • Phone: 02 6283 3200
  • Email: nds@nds.org.au
  • Website: www.nds.org.au
  • Postal Address: Locked Bag 3002, Deakin West, Australian Capital Territory 2600

National Employment Services Association

The National Employment Services Association is Australia's peak body for employment services.

National Ethnic Disability Alliance

National Ethnic Disability Alliance is the national peak body for people with disability, their families and carers, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

  • Phone: 02 6262 6867
  • Website: www.neda.org.au
  • Postal Address: PO Box 971, Civic Square, Australian Capital Territory 2608

People with Disability Australia

People with Disability Australia is a national disability rights and advocacy organisation.

Physical Disability Australia (PDA)

PDA is a national peak Disability Peoples Organisation (DPO) run by people with physical disability for people with physical disability.

Women with Disabilities Australia

Women with Disabilities Australia is the peak organisation for women with all types of disabilities in Australia.

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