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Who to get help from for an NDIS Appeal

20 Jul 2017

An NDIS Appeal is the second step you can take if you are unhappy with a decision the NDIS has made, and have already tried step 1.

Step 1 is to seek an internal review of a reviewable decision from the NDIA.

If that didn't work, you can do an NDIS Appeal. 'NDIS Appeals' used to be called 'External Merit Reviews'. It's when you take your case to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)

You can find everything you need to know about NDIS Appeals from this section of the Department of Social Services website.

For a quick and simple introduction to the different options you have if you want to change your NDIS plan are outlined in this resource by Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU). It helps you understand the different processes involved in an easy to understand and step-by-step fact sheet.

Quick reference summary process from page 2 of the DARU PDF, outlining four stages

The disability advocacy organisations from across Australia that are listed below can help you with an NDIS appeal. They have been given funding for this, which means they can help you for free.

Choose your state or territory below to skip to a list of disability advocacy organisations where you live:

 

Australian Capital Territory

 

ADACAS logoACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Services (ADACAS)

Suite 104, Block C,
Canberra Technology Park
49 Phillip Ave
Watson 
ACT 2602

Phone 02 6242 5060

Website www.adacas.org.au

Facebook facebook.com/ACT-Disability-Aged-and-Carer-Advocacy-Service-1777514949164269/

Email adacas@adacas.org.au

Facebook 

 

Advocacy for Inclusion logoAdvocacy for Inclusion

Suite 2.02, Griffin Centre
20 Genge Street
Canberra
ACT 2601

Phone 02 6257 4005

Website www.advocacyforinclusion.org

Email info@advocacyforinclusion.org

Facebook Twitter

 

New South Wales

 

ADACAS logoACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Services (ADACAS)

Suite 104, Block C
Canberra Technology Park
49 Phillip Ave
Watson 
ACT 2602

Phone 02 6242 5060

Website www.adacas.org.au

Email adacas@adacas.org.au

Facebook 


Disability Advocacy NSW logoDisability Advocacy NSW

Suite 1, Level 2
408 King Street
Newcastle West
NSW 2302

Phone 02 4927 0111 or 1300 365 085

Website www.da.org.au

Email newcastle@da.org.au

Facebook Twitter

 

Disability Advocacy NSW logoDisability Advocacy NSW (Nepean Blue Mountains)

Suite 302, Level 3
107 Phillip Street
Parramatta
NSW 2150

Phone 1300 365 085

Website www.da.org.au

Email newcastle@da.org.au

Facebook Twitter

 

Family Advocacy logoFamily Advocacy

305/16-18 Cambridge St
Epping 
NSW 2121

Phone (02) 9869 0866 or 1800 620 588

Website www.family-advocacy.com

Email communications@family-advocacy.com

Facebook Twitter

 

Illawarra Advocacy Incorporated

Suite 2, Level 5
221-229 Crown Street
Wollongong 
NSW 2500

Phone 02 4229 4999

Website www.illawarraadvocacy.org.au

Email admin@illawarraadvocacy.org.au

Facebook 

 

Sydney Region Aboriginal Corporation

127 Lethbridge St
Penrith
NSW 2750

Phone 02 4722 3524

Email grant@srac.ngo

Facebook 

 

Intellectual Disability Rights Service logoIntellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS)

Suite 2C, 199 Regent Street
Redfern 
NSW 2016

Phone 02 9318 0144 or 1800 666611

Website www.idrs.org.au

Email info@idrs.org.au

Facebook Twitter

 

Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW logoMulticultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW

12 Hutchinson St
Granville 
NSW 2142

Phone 02 9891 6400 or 1800 629 072

Website www.mdaa.org.au

Email mdaa@mdaa.org.au

Facebook Twitter

 

Newell Advocacy 

1/63 Maitland St
Narrabri 
NSW 2390

Phone 02 6792 3195

Email newell.narrabri@westnet.com.au

 

People with Disability Australia logoPeople With Disability Australia

Tower 1, Level 10
1 Lawson Square
Redfern 
NSW 2016

Phone 02 9370 3100 or 1800 422 015

Website www.pwd.org.au

Email pwd@pwd.org.au

Facebook Twitter

 

Self Advocacy Sydney Inc logoSelf Advocacy (Sydney) Incorporated

106b, Level 1
30-32 Campbell Street
Blacktown 
NSW 2148

Phone 02 9622 3005

Website www.sasinc.com.au

Email info@sasinc.com.au

Facebook 

 

Side by Side Advocacy logoSide By Side Advocacy

Shop 1, 30-32 Herbert St
West Ryde 
NSW 2114

Phone 02 9808 5500

Website www.sidebyside.org.au

Email eo@sidebysideadvocacy.org.au

 

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia logoSpinal Cord Injuries Australia

1 Jennifer Street
Little Bay
NSW 2036

Phone 02 9661 8855 or 1800 819 775

Website www.scia.org.au

Email office@scia.org.au

Facebook Twitter

 

Synapse logoSynapse

Suite 102, Level 1
3 Carlingford Road
Epping
NSW 2121

Phone (02) 9868 5261 or 1800 063 074

Website www.synapse.org.au

Email info@synapse.org.au

Facebook Twitter

 

Northern Territory

 

Brain Injury SA logoBrain Injury SA (Barkly)

67 Paterson St
Tennant Creek
NT 0860

Phone 1300 733 049

Website braininjurysa.org.au

Email info@binsa.org

Facebook Twitter

 

Darwin Community Legal Service logoDarwin Community Legal Centre

Level 2, Winlow House
75 Woods Street
Darwin
NT 0800

Phone 08 8982 1111 or 1800 812 953

Website www.dcls.org.au

Email info@dcls.org.au

Facebook 

 

Disability Advocacy Service logoDisability Advocacy Service

4/54 Reg Harris Lane
Alice Springs
NT 0870

Phone 08 8953 1422

Website www.das.org.au

Email manager@das.org.au

 

NPY Women's Council logoNPY Women’s Council

3 Wilkinson St
Alice Springs
NT 0870

Phone 08 8958 2345

Website www.npywc.org.au

Email enquiries@npywc.org.au

Facebook 

 

Queensland

 

Independent Advocacy in the TropicsIndependent Advocacy in the Tropics

2/179-181 Ross River Road
Mundingburra
QLD 4812

Phone 07 4725 2505 or 1800 887 688

Website www.independentadvocacy.org.au

Email reception@iat.org.au

 

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated logoQueensland Advocacy Incorporated

2nd Floor South Central 
43 Peel Street
South Brisbane
QLD 4101

Phone 07 3844 4200 or 1300 130 582

Website www.qai.org.au

Email qai@qai.org.au

Facebook Twitter

 

People with Disability Australia logo

People with Disability Australia

Unit 14, Bundaberg Enterprise Centre
20B Quay Street
Bundaberg
QLD 4670

Phone 02 9370 3100 or 1800 422 015

Website www.pwd.org.au

Email pwd@pwd.org.au

Facebook Twitter

 

Rights in Action

Professional House
88 Abbott Street
Cairns
QLD 4870

Phone 07 4031 7377

Website www.rightsinaction.org

Email info@rightsinaction.org

 

Speaking Up For You logoSpeaking Up for You (SUFY)

Unit F2, 1st Floor, The Precinct
12 Browning Street
West End
QLD 4101

Phone 07 3255 1244

Website www.sufy.org.au

Email sufy@sufy.org.au

Facebook 

 

South Australia

 

Advocacy for Disability and Inclusion logoAdvocacy for Disability Access and Inclusion

149 Currie Street
Adelaide
SA 5000

Phone 08 8340 4450

Website www.advocacyfordisability.org.au

Email admin@advocacyfordisability.org.au

Facebook 

 

Brain Injury SA logo

Brain Injury SA

70 Light Square
Adelaide 
SA 5000

Phone 08 8217 7600 or 1300 733 049

Website braininjurysa.org.au

Email info@binsa.org

Facebook Twitter

 

Disability Advocacy and Complaints Service of South Australia logoDisability Advocacy and Complaints Service of South Australia (DACSSA)

33 Franklin Street
Adelaide
SA 5000

Phone 08 7122 6030

Website www.dacssa.org.au

Email admin@dacssa.org.au

Facebook 

 

Disability Rights Advocacy Service

4/80 Henley Beach Road
Mile End
SA 5031

Phone 08 8351 9500

Website www.dras.com.au

Email admin@dras.com.au

Facebook 

 

Independent Advocacy SA logoIndependent Advocacy SA

99 Frome Street
Adelaide
SA 5000

Phone 08 8232 6200 or 1800 999 884

Website www.independentadvocacysa.org.au

Email indepadv@internode.on.net

 

NPY Women's Council logo

NPY Women’s Council

(Service area APY Lands)

3 Wilkinson St
Alice Springs
NT 0870

Phone 08 8958 2345

Website www.npywc.org.au

Email enquiries@npywc.org.au

Facebook 

 

Tasmania

 

Advocacy Tasmania Inc logoAdvocacy Tasmania

Suite 6 Mayfair Plaza
236 Sandy Bay Road
Sandy Bay
TAS 7005

Phone 03 6224 2240 or 1800 005 131

Website www.advocacytasmania.org.au

Email advocacy@advocacytasmania.org.au

Facebook Twitter

 

Victoria

 

Action for More Independence and Dignity in AccommodationAction for More Independence & Dignity in Accommodation (AMIDA)

1st Floor, Suite 1.11, Ross House
247 Flinders Lane
Melbourne
VIC 3000

Phone 03 9650 2722

Website www.amida.org.au

Email amida@amida.org.au

 

Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC) logoAction on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC)

175 Plenty Road
Preston 
VIC 3072

Phone (03) 9480 7000 or 1800 626 078

Website www.adec.org.au

Email info@adec.org.au

Facebook 

 

AED Legal Centre logoAED Legal Centre

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

Phone 03 9639 4333

Website www.aed.org.au

Email noni.lord@aed.org.au

Facebook Twitter

 

Disability Justice Advocacy logoDisability Justice Advocacy

Unit 2, 28A Albert Street
Preston 
VIC 3072

Phone 03 9474 0077

Website www.justadvocacy.com

Email info@justadvocacy.com

Facebook 

 

Grampians disability Advocacy logoGrampians Disability Advocacy

(Service area Central Highlands and Lodden)

Shop 2, 32 Tuson Street
Ararat
VIC 3377

Phone 1800 552 272

Website www.grampiansadvocacy.org.au

Email asas@netconnect.com.au

Facebook 

 

Leadership Plus logoLeadership Plus

Milton House
25 Flinders Lane
Melbourne
VIC 3000

Phone 03 9489 2999

Website www.leadershipplus.com

Email admin@leadershipplus.com

Facebook 

 

Rights Information and Advocacy Centre (RIAC) logoRights Information and Advocacy Centre (RIAC)

(Service area Central Highlands, Lodden, Geelong and Colac regions)

72 Wyndham Street
Shepparton
VIC 3630

Phone 03 5822 1944 or 1800 221 944

Website www.riac.org.au

Email enquiry@riac.org.au

Facebook 

 

Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service logoVillamanta Disability Rights Legal Service

Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront Campus
Building AD, Level 2
1 Gheringhap St
GEELONG
VIC 3220

Phone 03 5227 3338 or 1800 014 111

Website www.villamanta.org.au

Email legal@villamanta.org.au

 

Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VIMIAC)Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VIMIAC)

1/22 Aintree Street
Brunswick East 
VIC 3057

Phone 03 9380 3900

Website www.vmiac.org.au

Email reception@vmiac.org.au

Facebook 

 

Western Australia

 

Midland Information Debt and Legal Advocacy Service (Midlas)Midland Information Debt and Legal Advocacy Service(Midlas)

23 Old Great Northern Highway
Midland
WA 6056

Phone (08) 9250 2123

Website www.midlas.org.au

Email admin@midlas.org.au

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