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Welcome to Disability Justice Australia.

PhD opportunity at Monash University

About us

Disability Justice Australia Inc. (DJA) is a registered charity that provides advocacy to people who have ongoing support needs as a result of disability. We do this through both:

  • Systemic Advocacy
    Helping in the development of policies and procedures that affect the lives of disabled people.

  • Individual Representation
    Representing individual people with a disability in a wide range of disputes. For example:

    • People who have been rejected as NDIS Participants and want to appeal the decision.
    • People who are not happy with part/s of their NDIS Plan and want to apply for an Internal Review.
    • People who are not happy with the outcome of the internal review and want to take the matter to the Administrative Appeal Tribunal

DJA is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of elected representatives from its general membership — we are an organisation for disabled people governed by disabled people.

DJA has been in existence since 1990 and is primarily funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services (DSS). DJA is also funded to provide NDIS appeal support to people with disabilities who live in many areas of Victoria. Please contact us to find out if your address is included.

What we stand for

We believe in the Social Model of Disability by seeking to remove barriers for people with disability to access mainstream services and live an ordinary life without discrimination.

We are independent of all other services and free of conflicts of interest. There is no charge to use the service.

Our vision

We aim to be the leading provider of advocacy and support services for people with disabilities in Australia.

Mission statement

Enriching the lives of people with disabilities through innovative and person-centred solutions.