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Finding an advocate

Advocacy is when someone helps you to speak up for yourself.

An advocate can help you:

  • talk to support services, organisations and employers
  • make complaints
  • share your ideas.

Advocates also give you information and advice about your rights.

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When you know what your rights are, it’s easier to:

  • stand up for yourself
  • share your ideas
  • make your own choices.

This is called self-advocacy.

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Download the Our Site Fact Sheet: Disability Advocacy to learn more about advocacy.


Learn more about finding a disability advocate on the Australian Government Disability Advocacy Finder website.

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