National Disability Peak Bodies

In Australia there are several national disability peak organisations that contribute to government policies about disability issues affecting Australian families and communities, to carry information between government and the community on social policy issues and to represent constituent views.


The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations

AFDO is funded by the Department to be the primary national voice to government that represents the interests of all people with disability across Australia.

Website: The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations

Public Documents: An Organisational Review of the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations: Moving Forward Together – January 2013 DOC [2.62MB]

Blind Citizens Australia

BCA is funded by the Department to be the peak national advocacy body for people who are blind or vision impaired.

Website: Blind Citizens Australia

Brain Injury Australia

BIA is funded by the Department to be the peak body for people with an acquired brain injury, their families and carers.

Website: Brain Injury Australia

Children with Disability Australia (CDA)

Children with Disability Australia is funded to be the peak body for children with disabilities and their families in Australia.

Website: www.cda.org.au

Deaf Australia

Deaf Australia is funded by the Department to be the peak body for people who are deaf and use Auslan.

Website: Deaf Australia

Deafness Forum of Australia

DFA is funded by the Department to be the peak body for the deaf and hearing impaired communities (including those people who have a chronic disorder of the ear and those who are DeafBlind).

Website: Deafness Forum of Australia

Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA)

Disability Advocacy Network Australia is funded by the Department to provide feedback to Government on policies affecting the Advocacy Services sector and represent membership's views.

Website: dana.org.au

First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN)

First Peoples Disability Network is funded to be the peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability in Australia.

Website: Aboriginal Disability Network New South Wales

National Council on Intellectual Disability

NCID is funded by the Department to be the peak body for people with intellectual disability and their families.

Website: National Council on Intellectual Disability

National Disability Services

NDS is funded by the Department to provide feedback to the Government on policies affecting the disability services sector and represent membership's views.

Website: National Disability Services

National Ethnic Disability Alliance

NEDA is funded by the Department to be the peak body for people from non-English speaking backgrounds with a disability, their families and carers.

Website: National Ethnic Disability Alliance

Physical Disability Australia

Physical Disability Australia is funded by the Department to be the peak body for people with physical disability.

Website: Physical Disability Australia

Women With Disabilities Australia

WWDA is funded by the Department to be the peak body for women with disability in Australia.

Website: Women With Disabilities Australia

Content Updated: 30 May 2013