I am a person with disability, a legal guardian, parent of a child under 18, a carer, or family member.
Anyone can make a referral to our service. A person with disability, a family member, a carer, or a service provider.
(such as the NDIS, Disability Support Pension, and My Aged Care)
(in Bendigo and Swan Hill Region Only)
With almost 20% of Australians living with a disability, whether mental or physical, and many specialists predicting this number to rise, there has never been a more crucial time for RIAC than now.
Thanks to Australian and Victorian Government funding, RIAC is currently able to empower communities across 22 local government areas spanning throughout regional Victoria and southern New South Wales.
ADVOCATING FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY SINCE 1984
RIAC began its work in 1984. We build the capacity and well-being of individuals with a disability, their families, carers and the greater community, through our advocacy and support services.
We empower communities across 22 local government areas, spanning throughout Regional Victoria and Southern New South Wales. We work with a range of diverse communities including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities, LGBTIQA+, financially and socially disadvantaged, older Australians, and those living in remote and rural communities.
Through our work and collaborative partnerships, we identify systemic issues to make a more inclusive community through changes to legislation, policies and practices to ensure the human rights and interests of people with a disability are upheld. We are part of the National Disability Advocacy Programme (NDAP) funded by the Australian Government.
Community partnerships enable us to collaboratively build the capacity and wellbeing of individuals, families, carers and communities through advocacy and support services.
These partnerships include:
- In-kind support
- Monetary donation