Disability Rights Links

Last updated 29 May 2012



About this page

The Commission's Disability Rights policy section finds the links on this page useful in our own work. Of course, linking to a site or page does not mean we necessarily agree with or endorse everything on it. Note that there are also links in specific areas on our pages on access to premises, communications, Commonwealth government programs, ecommerce, employment, education, public transport and web access.

Please let us know (email disability@humanrights.gov.au) if you have additional links for us to consider, or if you have problems using any of these links.

Get Help

All Emergencies - Ambulance - Fire - Police: Dial - '000'

Australian Human Rights Commission - make a complaint: 1300 656 419 or 02 9284 9888

National Disability and Abuse hotline: 1800 880 052

Lifeline Australia: 13 11 14

Carers Australia

National Relay Service: 1300 555 727 (Speak and Listen)

National Training Complaints Hotline: 13 38 73

Translating and Interpreting Service: 131 450


Disability links

Links and news pages

RampUp: ABC disability news site
PWD Australia e-bulletins
Link Magazine
Disability Council NSW links page

Disability peak organisations

Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
Deaf Australia (formerly Australian Association of the Deaf)
Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations
Blind Citizens Australia
Brain Injury Australia
Carers Association
Children with Disability Australia
Council on the Ageing
Deafness Forum
Deafblind organisations
Mental Health Council of Australia
National Council on Intellectual Disability
National Ethnic Disability Alliance
People With Disability Australia
Physical Disability Council of Australia
Women With Disabilities Australia
Youth Disability Advocacy Service

Disability advisory bodies

Other expert bodies

Industry organisations

State and Territory anti-discrimination and equal opportunity agencies and law


Click here for links to anti-discrimination and equal opportunity agencies

Decisions under State laws

State and Territory disability agencies

Australian Government

United Nations

See also our page on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

U.N. Standard Rules for the Equalisation of Opportunities for People with Disabilities


United Kingdom

United States





Disability World newsletter
Institute on Independent Living
GLADNET (Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network on Employment and Training)
International Centre for Disability Resources on the Internet
Yahoo disability links
A survey of international, comparative and regional disability law reform : Theresia Degener, Gerard Quinn

Universal design

Adaptive Environments
Universal design information (TRACE Center)
Centre for Universal Design
Centre for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access
Disabled Peoples International
International Commission on Technology and Accessibility
Microsoft research on benefits of universal design in technology
Universal design links

Legal resources

Australasian Legal Information Institute (Austlii)
Directory of community legal centres (from Austlii)
Federal Magistrates Court
Federal Court
Specialist disability legal and advocacy centres
Comlaw (databases from Attorney-General s Department)


Disability awareness resources

Videos and other resources from the UK Disability Rights Commission
Access awareness handbooks from Access Audits Australia
Disability awareness kit from State Library of Victoria /RVIB
Creature discomforts disability awareness ads

Other resources