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Advocacy

An advocate is someone who pleads for or represents the interests of another. Most advocacy services are provided or funded by State and Territory governments, even where they relate to social services provided by the Commonwealth government.

ACT | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA


ACT
ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS)
The ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS) is an independent advocacy organisation helping people with disabilities, older people and their carers.

NSW
The Aged-care Rights Service Inc (TARS)
The Aged-care Rights Service Inc (TARS) is a community legal centre that provides non-legal advocacy for the residents of Commonwealth funded hostels and nursing homes and recipients of in-home aged care in NSW, and legal advice and advocacy for residents of self-care retirement villages. All calls to TARS are confidential.

NT
Darwin Community Legal Service (DCLS)
Darwin Community Legal Service (DCLS) is a free, confidential service that assists disadvantaged members of the community to protect their legal rights.

QLD
Queensland Aged and Disability Advocacy (QADA)
QADA is funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments to provide
information, education and support to enable people to understand and
exercise their rights and responsibilities and to resolve their aged care
and community care service issues.

SA
Aged Rights Advocacy Service Inc (ARAS)
The Aged Rights Advocacy Service Inc (ARAS) is a not-for-profit community based organisation, providing advocacy support since 1990. It is an independent, rights based organisation that aims to promote and protect the rights and wellbeing of older people, through the provision of information, education, support and representation.

TAS
Advocacy Tasmania Inc. (ATI)
Advocacy Tasmania Inc. (ATI) is an independent, non-government organisation that has provided advocacy services across Tasmania to older people, and people with disabilities, since 1990.

VIC
Elder Rights Advocacy (ERA)
Elder Rights Advocacy (ERA) offers a free, confidential and independent service to older people (or their representatives) who are receiving an Australian Government subsidised aged care service in Victoria. ERA provides advocacy assistance to support older people to uphold their rights.

WA
Advocare
Advocare provides a free, professional advocacy service for older adults and care recipients living in Western Australia. We assist clients of both residential and community care to understand their rights and make any necessary complaints about the care service they receive.