What is advocacy? 

At its core, disability advocacy is about promoting and protecting the human rights of people living with a disability. 

Advocates work closely with people with a disability and families, to help them to speak out or fix access and discrimination issues. 

Advocates help in several ways: 

  • Sharing human rights information  
  • Supporting people to uphold their rights  
  • Seeking solutions  
  • Raising awareness of problems 
  • Identifying discrimination 
  • Helping negotiate the complaints process 
  • Referring to legal professionals


Professionals you can trust

When you’re looking for an advocate, it’s critical to pick someone you can trust.  

You’re an individual, which is why we believe a personal touch is essential. We allocate a dedicated advocate that understands you, your circumstances and your local community.


Make an Advocacy Referral

If you have a disability, whether or not you are on the NDIS, or if you are a carer, you can contact us directly for help. Professionals like NDIS support coordinators, health workers, or social workers can also refer you to our service. To get started, please reach out to us. You can fill out the referral form below and send it to our intake team at intake@lifely.org.au. We are here to support you.

NDIS Advocacy Referral Form


A free, independent and objective service

Advocacy is free of charge. Bendigo Health’s Carer Support Services has generously funded the disability advocacy service to support you to: 

The advocates are independent of Lifely. Advocates act solely in your interests and help you exercise choice and control over your NDIS experience. 

You can be a Lifely participant, but you don’t have to be to access the service.