About DARU brochure

Disability Advocacy Resource Unit


Nearly one million Victorians have a disability and they are more likely to experience disadvantage than the rest of the population.

DARU works with organisations to promote and protect the rights of people with disability. We develop and distribute resources to keep disability advocates up to date and informed about issues affecting people with disability in Victoria.


Come to DARU for resources on:

  • Disability discrimination law
  • Safeguarding the rights of people with disability
  • Applying a human rights approach to advocacy


DARU offers:

  • Online directory of organisations providing contact and referral information
    for agencies which deliver disability advocacy, disability service providers,
    and consumer groups
  • DARU Update, a weekly e-bulletin which highlights the week’s disability-related
    news items, links to government and other inquiries, information about systemic
    advocacy campaigns, work and funding opportunities, events and training
  • Hundreds of online resources and publications, including captioned and
    audio-described videos on how to get the most out of the site
  • Forums, workshops and information sessions to develop the skills, experience
    and knowledge of disability advocates
  • Strengthening Disability Advocacy conference to build disability advocacy
    in Victoria through networking and information sharing
  • Toolkits to assist disability advocates in the application and process of advocacy
  • Information sheets and quick reference guides


Visit our website for:

  • Information about consultation and research papers on issues impacting
    on people with disability and information about systemic advocacy campaigns
  • An overview of disability discrimination laws and complaints processes
  • An events calendar listing training opportunities for disability advocates
  • Links to topical articles featured in mainstream media




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Printing Instructions

This is a two page brochure. For best effect, print the download below double sided in full auto colour.  For professionally printed copies, contact DARU to arrange delivery.

Thursday 24th September, 2015

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