Category: DPOs in Australia & New Zealand

The United Nations defines Australia and New Zealand as including: Australia, New Zealand, and Norfolk Island.
  • Advocacy for Inclusion
    • The mission of Advocacy for Inclusion is to provide information, education and representation to effectively advocate for positive and inclusive outcomes for people who have a disability. Based in Australia.
  • Advocacy Policy
    • This article is an explanation of Disability Advocacy New South Wales' (NSW) advocacy policy. It includes a descriptions of its services and its limits.
  • Australian Disability & Development Consortium (ADDC)
    • This organization promotes the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities in development activities. Its primary focus is on integrating disability into all Australian development programs and policies. Site contains statistics and other advocacy resources.
  • Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
    • The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations is a collection of members from disability rights organisations which advocates for the rights of the entire populations of persons with disabilities in Australia.
  • Australian Federation of Disability Organisations Strategic Plan
    • An outline of the strategies for the four basic goals employed by the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations.
  • CCS Disability Action
    • CCS Disability Action is an organization which orginally began to help children whose lives were changed by polio. Their goal today is to create accessible communities for all people with disabilities.
  • Disability Advocacy NSW
    • A joint organization between the former Disability Advocacy Service Hunter and Advocacy Northwest. Disability Adovacy New South Wales (NSW) works to ensure the fair treatment of people with disabilities. They advocate in government departments, disability services, work, schools, transporation, and health care.
  • Disability in Australia's Aid Program
    • The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) incorporates disability as a key component of development strategy in developing countries. This webpage explains their strategy and provides links to other web sites on disability and development.
  • Disability Rights Home Page: Australian Human Rights Commission
    • The Australian Human Rights Commission leads the implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. This Act makes disability discrimination unlawful and aims to promote equal opportunity and access for people with disabilities in Australia.
  • DPA NZ -- The National Assembly of People with Disabilities
    • Disabled People Assembly New Zealand (DPA NZ) is an umbrella organization representing people with all types of disabilities, their families, disability advocacy organizations, and disability service providers in New Zealand.
  • End the Cycle: Poverty and Disability
    • Provides information about the cycle of disability and poverty: disability increases the risk of poverty and the conditions of poverty increase the risk of disability. Offers lesson plans and personal stories for teaching primary school students about disability and poverty.
  • Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC)
    • Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC) is an advocacy organisation for people with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Western Austrlia. It is involved with people with all types of disability including physical, sensory, intellectual and psychiatric conditions.
  • Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
    • The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health and wellbeing. Our work seeks to influence individuals, whanau, organisations and communities to improve and sustain their mental health and reach their full potential.
  • Mobility Equipment for the Needs of the Disabled (MEND)
    • MEND is a New Zealand-based organization that works with local organisations in developing countries to improve the mobility and independence of their disabled members.
  • National Ethnic Disability Alliance
    • The National Ethnic Disability Alliance is an organization which aims to represent the rights of people with a non-English speaking background in Australia.
  • People First of New Zealand
    • People First New Zealand is a self advocacy organisation run by and for people with learning/intellectual disability. People First New Zealand is part of an international self advocacy movement.
  • People With Disability Australia Incorporated (PWD)
    • An Australian-based disability rights organisation which acts as a medium for people with disabilities to express their voices concerning their human rights.
  • People with Disability Australia Incorporated: Constitution as Amended 27 November 2010
    • This is the constitution of People with Disability (PWD) Australia. Included is an outline of PWD's mission, structure, and miscellaneous details. Word document format.
  • The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association
    • This organization promotes the rights and interests people from non-English speaking backgrounds with disability, their families, and carers in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Women with Disabilities Australia
    • This web site is for women with disabilities in Australia. It consists of history and recent events relevant to women with disabilities in Australia.