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Our Mission

Our Mission Advocacy WA assists and supports people with disabilities to achieve social and individual change, empowerment, justice and human rights.

Advocacy WA acknowledges

The Noongar and/or Wardandi people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land.

We pay our respect to the Elders both past, present and future for they hold the memories and traditions of this land and extend that respect to all.

What does advocacy mean?

Advocacy means ‘standing by’ or ‘speaking out’ for someone’s rights when they are treated unfairly.

Advocacy WA believes that people with a disability have the same rights (and responsibilities) as people who do not have a disability.

We will advocate with and for people with a disability to safeguard (or protect) their capacity to speak out and ensure that their rights are negotiated in practice.

What does it cost?

It is a FREE service.

Who can get help?

Anyone with a disability can access this independent service. We take referrals from other agencies as well as self-referral.

Where does AWA cover?

If you live in the South West we can help. We are based out of our main office in Bunbury but we also have outreach offices in Collie, Manjimup, Margaret River and Busselton. We are able to schedule appointments in other South West locations if required.

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Bridgetown- Community Disability Advocacy Survey

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Importance Notice: Advocacy WA Office Closure for Holiday Season

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Advocacy WA wins big at National Disability Awards

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Harvey Accessible Highway Expo

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Shaping tomorrow’s workforce: A discussion with Stuart Schonell and Jethro Hepton

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Register Now: Busselton and Margaret River Information Sessions

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Join us for a Terrarium Workshop in Harvey

⠀⠀ Date: Friday 15 September 23 Time: Morning 9.30am – 11.30am | Afternoon 1.30pm – 3.30pm Location: 71 Uduc Road Harvey, WA Everyone is welcome to attend! Check poster for […]

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Register Now: Collie and Harvey Information Sessions

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Senior Advocate and CEO visit to Manjimup & Bridgetown in late July

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A great opportunity awaits you!

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Join the City and Advocacy WA for a Community Workshop – Dunsborough

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FREE Business Accessibility Workshop – Collie

Advocacy WA is delivering a FREE Business Accessibility Workshop with dinner at Collie Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc (CCCI) on Wed, 28 Jun 2023 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.⠀ […]

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FREE Business Accessibility Workshop – Bunbury

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Online Survey

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GrandFamilies Fun Day!

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Shire of Dardanup: Project Connect

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Shire of Dardanup: Project Connect

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Goodbye Ash

AWA staff wish Ash good luck in her future endeavours. After being a great servant of people with disability for AWA, Ash is moving on to start her own business. […]

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Mar

28

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Cultural Awareness Training at Advocacy WA

AWA staff spent the morning with Zac and Aunty Sandra learning about Indigenous culture, the Wadandi Bibbulmun people of South West WA, and how we can better serve and listen […]

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Mar

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Disability Legislation Reform

CONSULTATION PAPER ON REFORMING WA DISABILITY LEGISLATION  The Disability Services Act 1993 became legislation in Western Australia almost 30 years ago. The Act provides for and regulates state-led disability services. In recent […]

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Mar

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Community Advocacy Workshops – South West Region

Following up from the Our Story workshops delivered across the South West region late last year, we are now delivering the next four in our community disability advocacy workshop series. […]

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Jan

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Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport

Access to public transport enables Australians to participate in the community. The Transport Standards help people to travel to work or study, connect with family, friends and their community, and […]

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Jan

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Disability Information Helpline

The Department of Social Services wants to ensure that people with disability are aware of the supports available to them during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially given the developments in Sydney […]

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