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Disability Rights
Advocacy Service Inc

About Us

Disability Rights Advocacy Service is a community organisation that is run by our members and our Board, which is made up of people with a disability. We are part of a national network of disability advocacy organisations funded by the Australian Goverment through the Department of Social Services.

What We Do

​Our advocates listen to people with a disability and learn from them, so that we can work alongside them to promote and defend their human rights. It means helping people with disability to get a fair go. It means helping people with a disability to enjoy all the things they are entitled to – all the things a person who doesn’t have a disability can access.

Our Location

Disability Rights Advocacy Service has three office locations in South Australia:


Our Brooklyn Park office represents people who reside within greater metropolitan Adelaide,

Mount Barker, Adelaide Hills and Murray Bridge.

Based in Mount Gambier, our Limestone Coast service assists people throughout the South East and Coorong region. 


People living within the Riverland region can access our Riverland office, which is based in the township of Berri.

Our Mission

Safeguarding and promoting the rights and interests of people with a disability, their families and carers. We do this through our four governing principles:

  1. People with disabilities have the same rights as other members of the Australian community.

  2. People with a disability should be able to maintain and develop their culture without prejudice or disadvantage and should be encouraged to understand and embrace other cultures.

  3. People with a disability should be able to receive services necessary to enable them to achieve their maximum potential as members of the community.

  4. ​People with a disability are entitled to participate in decisions that affect their lives and to receive services in a manner that results in the least restriction of their rights and opportunities.

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