Anti-discrimination & advocacy for people with disability


There are organisations that help people with disabilities if they feel they are being treated unfairly because of their disability. This can include difficulty in accessing a building, reading information on the internet or being able to use a service.

  • Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland
  • Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Disability Discrimination Legal Advocacy Service (Welfare Rights Centre)


The following organisations or information may help a person with a disability who is being abused, neglected or exploited:

  • Gold Coast Advocacy
  • Advocacy Support – ADA Australia, phone 1800 818 338
  • Legal information and your rights – region-based services

Systems advocacy

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) is an independent, community-based systems and legal advocacy organisation for people with disability in Queensland.

QAI does not provides advocacy for individuals. It works to bring about change through advocacy at a government or organisational level.

Gold Coast Disability Community Network

The Gold Coast Disability Community Network (formally the Disability Task Force) is a non-incorporated group of disability providers operating across the Gold Coast region. The Network has evolved to become a planning group, engaging with main service providers and funding agencies, in identifying service gaps and developing opportunities to address them. The network operates on a model of integrated family support to achieve mutually agreed objectives.

The network exists to enhance collaborative connections within the disability sector through collective knowledge and shared resources to better meet the needs of people with disabilities, their families and carers within the Gold Coast community.

For more information, call 07 5551 0276 or email