Advocacy organisations

There are a number of organisations that provide advocacy information, support and advice to people accessing healthcare and disability services and their support network.

An advocate is an independent person who can offer information, support, and advice to help you make decisions, assert your rights, and raise any concerns.

This support can be offered to people accessing health and disability services and their carers families and friends.

Sonder does not provide advocacy services, but should you require one we have listed some below.

People with disability can use Ask Izzy to search for independent Disability Advocacy providers in their area.

For more information, download our Fact Sheet below.

Advocacy Fact Sheet

Office of the Public Advocate

The Office of the Public Advocate promotes the rights and interests of people who need assistance with decision-making. They give information, resolve disputes, advocate, investigate, and act as guardian of last resort.

Level 7, ABC Building, 85 North East Road, Collinswood, SA 5081
Phone: (08) 8342 8200 Toll Free: 1800 066 969

Citizen Advocacy South Australia

Citizen Advocacy South Australia focus on those members of the community who are believed to have intellectual disability, are often neglected, vulnerable and alone, and who need someone to speak up for them and represent their interests.

20 Myers Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8410 6644 Mobile: 0408 811 845

Disability Advocacy & Complaints Service of SA

Disability Advocacy & Complaints Service of SA provides support, information and advocacy for all people with disability, their families, friends and carers.

33 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (08) 7122 6030

Disability Rights Advocacy Service (DRAS)

Disability Rights Advocacy Service safeguards and promotes the rights and interests of people with disability, their families and carers.

Head Office: 411 Henley Beach Rd, Brooklyn Park SA 5032
Riverland Office: 2A Ahern St, Berri SA 5343
Limestone Coast Office: 44 Grey St, Mt Gambier SA 5290
Phone: (08) 8351 9500
Text Message Service: 0488 805 972

Independent Advocacy SA

Independent Advocacy SA provides advocacy for people who have an intellectual disability or are labelled or treated as having an intellectual disability.

99 Frome Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8232 6200 Toll-free: 1800 999 884

Brain Injury SA

Brain Injury SA provides a range of advocacy services for people with ABI plus external Merits Review Support Component; supporting people with review of NDIA decisions.

70 Light Square, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: 1300 733 049

Disability Advocacy Service – Uniting Communities

Uniting Communities provides a disability advocacy service to support clients to navigate the NDIS, understand their rights and resolve issues.

43 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8202 5960 Country Callers: 1300 886 220

Carers SA

Carers SA provides unpaid Carers with a range of support services including carer support planning, emergency respite, peer support and coaching, in-person counselling and tailored financial packages.

338 Tapleys Hill Rd, Seaton SA 5023
Phone: (08) 8291 5600 or Toll-Free: 1800 422 737