Accessing Melbourne
Chapter 16
Advocacy
Disability Discrimination Law Advocacy Service 9602 4877, 1800 651 275,
11th Floor 343 Little Collins St, Melb 3000, open Tues   Friday to assist with legal
advice in respect to the DDA, a solicitor is available between 1   4pm Tuesdays and
Thursdays.
VICNORD email vicnord@connexus.apanna.org.au or 9489 2999/ fax 9489 2988,
179 High St, Northcote 3070 is auspiced by ACC. Victorian Network on Recreation
and Disability advocates for recreation including sporting opportunities for people
with disabilities. VICNORD is working with other disability groups developing a
Companion Card to facilitate ease of entry for people who need a carer to attend
venues.
General Aid Information
Disability Information Victoria 9822 9757, 454 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong 3144,
established in October 1998 to provide a telephone based information service and
an internet information clearing house providing access to information on support
services, specialist information, other disability related matters and provide links to
twenty other specialist disability information services. The partners in DIV are the
Association for the Blind, the Association for Children with a Disability and
Knowledgeworks (internet/web designer), while DIV is funded by the Department of
Human Services. The DIV freecall number is 1300 650 865/ email
div@disabilityinfo.org.au, www.disabilityinfo.org.au.
Travellers Aid Society, TADAS see General Information.
Yooralla Society of Victoria 9650 4077/fax 9654 7779, www.yooralla.com.au,
244 Flinders St., Melb provides a range of services to people with physical and
multiple disabilities. Founded in 1919 by Sister Faith, Yooralla is an Aboriginal word
meaning place of love. A non profit organisation providing a range of services:
Accommodation, In home & Respite, Early Intervention, School Childrens
Intervention Services, Independent Living, Recreation, Equipment, Library and
Information Service.
Yooralla's head office is at 244 Flinders St, the Independent Living Services and
Recreation Services (9607 3500) are based at 212 King St. The Library and
Independent Living Centre are located at Brooklyn, south west of the city.
Ethnic Groups for People with a Disability
SPECIALIST INFO
ADEC Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities 9388 1613/1800 626 078
freecall, 123   125 Sydney Rd., Brunswick 3056.
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