Advocacy organisations in South Australia

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.

For more information, download our Fact Sheet

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

They 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

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
Fax: (08) 8332 5112

Disability Rights Advocacy Service Inc

Disability Rights Advocacy Service Inc. (formerly known as MALSSA) mission is to safeguard and promote the rights and interests of people with a disability, their families and carers

Shop 4/80 Henley Beach Road, Mile End SA 5031
Phone: (08) 8351 9500
Fax: (08) 8152 0396

Independent Advocacy SA

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
Freecall: 1800 999 884

Brain Injury SA

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

Helping clients navigate the NDIS, understand their rights and resolve issues.

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

Arafemi S.A. (Carer Advocates)

P.O. Box 310, Marleston SA 5166
Phone: (08) 8221 5166

Carers S.A

58 King Williams Road, Goodwood SA 5034
Phone: (08) 8271 6288 or Toll Free: 1800 815 549