Resources - Advocacy



Your Health Care Rights and Responsibilities – A Guide for Patients, Carers and Families

DescriptionInformation for patients, carers and families about their rights and responsibilities in the health care system.

Type: Factsheet


Your Right to Good Health Care

DescriptionEasy Read information from the Council for Intellectual Disability about what good health care is and what to do if you do not get good health care.

TypeEasy Read Factsheet


healthdirect - Your Health Care Rights

DescriptionInformation about what your health care rights are and how to make a complaint.



Easy Read version of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)

DescriptionEasy Read version of the United Nation’s rules about rights all people with disability have.

TypeEasy Read information




How to Advocate

DescriptionInformation about different types of advocacy and how to advocate.



Find an Advocate

DescriptionA list of advocacy organisations across Australia.



Find a Self-Advocacy Group

DescriptionSearch for a self-advocacy group in your state or territory.



People with Disability Australia – Individual Advocacy

DescriptionInformation about how People with Disability Australia can help you find an advocate.

TypeAdvocacy Service


Toolkits and Resources for Self-Advocacy

DescriptionFactsheets, toolkits and other resources to learn more about how to self-advocate.

TypeEasy Read Factsheet


Intellectual Disability Rights Service

DescriptionA free legal advocacy service for people with intellectual disability.

TypeAdvocacy Service


Mental Health Advocacy Service

DescriptionA service of Legal Aid NSW that provides free legal information about mental health for people in NSW.

TypeAdvocacy Service




Health Care Complaints Commission

DescriptionThe Health Care Complaints Commission deals with complaints about all health services in NSW. They can help you make a complaint if you are not happy with the health care you get.

TypeComplaints service website


How to Make a Complaint About Your Mental Health Care

DescriptionEasy Read information sheet about how to make a complaint about mental health care.

TypeEasy Read Factsheet