The disability advocacy landscape in Victoria includes generalist, specialist, region-based, self-advocacy and community volunteers who assist people with a disability.

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Philip Grano

Principal Legal Officer, Office of the Public Advocate

Disability – asserting your rights: Contacts

Association of Employees with a Disability (AED) Legal Centre
Level 9, 45 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 9639 4333
Email: noni.lord@aed.org.au
Web: www.aed.org.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 Discrimination Legal Service (DDLS)
Ross House, Second floor, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 9654 8644; 1300 882 872 (country callers)
Email: info@ddls.org.au
Web: www.ddls.org.au

Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)
570 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel (admin): 9093 3701
Tel (support line): 1300 947 820
Email: contact@imha.vic.gov.au
Web: www.imha.vic.gov.au

Mental Health Legal Centre
Building 152, 147 Pelham Street, Carlton Vic 3053
Tel: 9629 4422; 1800 555 887
Web: https://mhlc.org.au

Office of the Public Advocate (OPA)
Level 1, 204 Lygon Street, Carlton Vic 3053
Tel: 1300 309 337
Email: opa_advice@justice.vic.gov.au
Web: www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au

Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU)
Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 96396856
Email: saru@rosshouse.org.au
Web: www.saru.net.au

Victorian Disability Services Commissioner
Level 20, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel (general enquiries): 1300 728 187
Tel (complaints hotline): 1800 677 342
Email: contact@odsc.vic.gov.au
Web: www.odsc.vic.gov.au

Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner
Level 26, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 1300 582 113
Web: https://hcc.vic.gov.au

Victorian Mental Health Complaints Commissioner
Level 26, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 1800 246 054; 9032 3328
Email: help@mhcc.vic.gov.au
Web: www.mhcc.vic.gov.au

Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service
Deakin University, 
Waurn Ponds Campus, Building IB, Level 3,
75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds Vic 3216
Tel (admin): 5227 3338
Tel (legal advice): 1800 014 111 (Monday to Friday, 1 to 3 pm)
Web: https://villamanta.org.au

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