Contacts and resources: Disability

Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC)

175 Plenty Road, Preston Vic 3072

Tel: 9480 1666; 1800 626 078

Email: info@adec.org.au

Web: www.adec.org.au

AED Legal Centre

Suite 4, Level 9, 276 Flinders Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9639 4333

Email: noni.lord@aed.org.au

Web: www.aed.org.au

AED provides assistance for people with a disability who have employment and education-related legal problems.

AMIDA (housing advocacy)

First floor, suite 1.11, Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9650 2722

Email: amida@amida.org.au

Web: www.amida.org.au

Association for Children with a Disability (ACD)

Suite 2, 98 Morang Road, Hawthorn Vic 3122

Tel: 9818 2000; 1800 654 013

Email: mail@acd.org.au

Web: www.acd.org.au

Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB)

GPO Box 9839, Canberra ACT 2601

Tel: 1300 134 631

Web: www.abcb.gov.au

Australian Human Rights Commission

Level 3, 175 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Tel: (02) 9284 9600; 1300 656 419 TTY: 1800 620 241

Email: infoservice@humanrights.gov.au

Web: www.humanrights.gov.au

Chief Psychiatrist

50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9096 7571; 1300 767 299

Email: ocp@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Web: www.health.vic.gov.au/chiefpsychiatrist

Communication Rights Australia

Unit 4, 3 Tuck Street, Moorabbin Vic 3189

Tel: 9555 8552

Email: info@caus.com.au

Web: www.communicationrights.org.au

Community Visitors

Tel: 1300 309 337

Web: www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au/our-services/community-visitors

Department of Health and Human Services

Disability Services Division, Head Office, Level 8, 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 1300 650 172

TTY: 13 36 77 then ask for 1300 650 172

Speak and listen: 1300 555 727 then ask for 1300 650 172

Email: disability.services@dhs.vic.gov.au

Web: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au

Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU)

Level 8, 128 Exhibition Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9639 5807

Email: admin@daru.org.au

Web: www.daru.org.au

Disability Advocacy Victoria (DAV)

Unit 4, 3 Tuck Street, Moorabbin Vic 3189

Web: www.disabilityadvocacyvictoria.org.au

DAV is the peak body for Victorian independent disability advocacy services.

Disability Discrimination Legal Service (DDLS)

Ross House Association Second floor, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9654 8644; 1300 882 872

TTY: 9654 6817

Email: info@ddls.org.au

Web: www.communitylaw.org.au/ddls

Disability Justice Advocacy

Unit 2, 28A Albert Street, Preston Vic 3072

Tel: 9474 0077; 1800 808 126

Email: info@justadvocacy.com

Web: www.justadvocacy.com

Disability Services Commissioner

Level 30, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 1300 728 187 (rececption); 1800 677 342 (complaints)

TTY: 1300 726 563

Email: complaints@odsc.vic.gov.au

Web: www.odsc.vic.gov.au

Disability Services Intake and Response Service

Tel: 1800 783 783

Web: www.dhs.vic.gov.au/for-individuals/disability

If you are deaf, have a hearing impairment or complex communication needs you can contact your regional service on:

TTY 1800 008 149;

National Relay Service on 13 36 77; or

Speech-to-Speech Relay Service on 1300 555 727,

and ask to connected to the relevant Intake and Response Service regional office in your area.

Down Syndrome Victoria

Unit 18, 71 Victoria Crescent, Abbotsford Vic 3067

Tel: 1300 658 873

Email: info@dsav.asn.au

Web: www.downsyndromevictoria.org.au

Health Services Commissioner

Level 26, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 1300 582 113

Email: hsc@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Web: www.health.vic.gov.au/hsc

Mental Health Complaints Commissioner

Level 26, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 1800 246 054

Email: help@mhcc.vic.gov.au

Web: www.mhcc.vic.gov.au

Mental Health Legal Centre

Ninth floor, 10–16 Queen Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9629 4422; 1800 555 887 (6.30–8.30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Email: mhlc@mhlc.org.au

Web: www.communitylaw.org.au/mentalhealth

Mental Health Tribunal

Level 30, Marland House, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9032 3200

Email: mht@mht.vic.gov.au

Web: www.mht.vic.gov.au

Mental Illness Fellowship (Victoria)

Fairfield Place, 276 Heidelberg Road, Fairfield Vic 3078

Tel: 8486 4200

Helpline: 8486 4222

Email: enquiries@mifellowship.org

Web: www.mifellowship.org

National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline

Tel: 1800 880 052

TTY: 1800 301 130

Email: hotline@workfocus.com

Web: www.disabilityhotline.net.au

To report abuse or neglect of people with a disability using disability services run or funded by Commonwealth, state or territory governments.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Geelong Office

168–170 Little Malop Street, Geelong Vic 3220

Tel: 5273 1400

Web: www.ndis.gov.au

Ombudsman Victoria

Level 9, North Tower, 459 Collins Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9613 6222; 1800 806 314

TTY: via the National Relay Service on 13 36 77 or 1300 555 727

Telephone Interpreter Service: 13 14 50

Email: ombudvic@ombudsman.vic.gov.au

Web: www.ombudsman.vic.gov.au

Psychiatric Disability Services of Victoria (VICSERV)

Level 2, 22 Horne Street, Elsternwick Vic 3185

Tel: 9519 7000

Email: vicserve@vicserv.org.au

Web: www.vicserv.org.au

Public Advocate

Level 1, 204 Lygon Street, Carlton Vic 3053

24-hour emergency services:

Tel: 1300 309 337

TTY: 1300 305 612

Email: via the website

Web: www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au

Senior Practitioner

Level 7, 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 1300 650 172

Tel: 9096 0000

Email: seniorpractitioner@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Social Security Rights Victoria

PO Box 1221, North Fitzroy Vic 3068

Tel: 9481 0355; 1800 094 164

Email: info@ssrv.org.au

Web: www.ssrv.org.au

Standards Australia

GPO Box 476, Sydney NSW 2001

Tel: 1800 035 822

Email: mail@standards.org.au

Web: www.standards.org.au

STAR Victoria

Second floor, Ross House,247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9650 2730

Email: info@starvictoria.org.au

Web: www.starvictoria.org.au

Advocacy for people with an intellectual disability and their families

State Trustees

1 McNab Avenue, Footscray Vic 3011

Tel: 9667 6444; 1300 138 672

Web: www.statetrustees.com.au

Student Wellbeing Branch

Victorian Department of Education and Training, including Program for Students with Disabilities

Tel: 9637 2000

Tel (information and referral service): 1800 809 834

Email: edline@edumail.vic.gov.au

Web: www.education.vic.gov.au

Victoria Legal Aid

350 Queen Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Legal information service (multilingual): 9269 0120; 1800 677 402

National Relay Service: 9269 0223

TTY: 13 36 77 then ask for 9269 0120; 1800 677 402

Internet relay: iprelay.com.au/call/index.aspx and ask for 9269 0120 or 1800 677 402

Speak and listen: 1300 555 727 then ask for 9269 0120; 1800 677 402

Web: www.legalaid.vic.gov.au

Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability (VALID)

235 Napier Street, Fitzroy Vic 3065

Tel: 9416 4003; 1800 655 570

Email: office@valid.org.au

Web: www.valid.org.au

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Guardianship List:

Level 5, 223 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9628 9911; 1300 079 413

Email: vcat-hrd@justice.vic.gov.au

Web: www.vcat.vic.gov.au

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

Level 3, 204 Lygon Street, Carlton Vic 3053

Tel: 1300 891 848

TTY: 1300 289 621

Email: information@veohrc.vic.gov.au

Web: www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au

Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC)

Building 1, 22 Aintree Street, Brunswick East Vic 3057

Tel: 9380 3900

Email: info@vmiac.com.au

Web: www.vmiac.org.au

Peak mental health consumer organisation

Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service

Building ib, Level 4, Deakin University, 75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds Vic 3216

Tel: 5227 3338; 1800 014 111

Email: legal@villamanta.org.au

Web: www.villamanta.org.au

Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS)

Level 2, 180 Flinders Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9267 3755

Web: www.ydas.org.au

Acquired brain injury assistance

For information regarding acquired brain injury contact:

Leadership Plus

Milton House, 25 Flinders Lane, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9489 2999

Email: admin@leadershipplus.com

Web: www.leadershipplus.com

For information regarding acquired brain injury support, resources, and referrals contact:

BrainLink

54 Railway Road, Blackburn Vic 3130

Tel: 9845 2950; 1800 677 579

Web: www.brainlink.org.au

Melbourne City Mission – Disability Services

230 Normanby Avenue, Thornbury Vic 3071

Tel (intake): 9487 9238

Tel (general enquiries): 9487 9200

Tel (acquired brain injury intake): 9487 9250 (paediatric); 9487 9238 (adult)

Web: www.melbournecitymission.org.au