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We encourage you to contribute your views, experience and thoughts in surveys, consultations or submissions to the issues surrounding disability. You can view some of these on this website at

NDIS Transition Survey 2017
Click here to use the Survey Monkey link
For a more accessible version please click here

Facebook Forums 2014

PWDA has an active social media engagement - both through our Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/PWD.Australia or our Twitter feed http://twitter.com/pwdaustralia 

We have found great enthusiasm for our Facebook Forums. These are themed forums open to everyone who likes our page and wants to participate. Board members usually facilitate these forums and are online throughout the advertised time period of the forum to respond and engage with participants.

Saturday 29 November 2014 - NDIS Citizens' Jury - Noon-4pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/309951732546980/
It’s time for people with disability to have OUR say on the NDIS! Your input will form the People’s submission for the NDIS Scorecard Project and will be presented by PWDA to the Citizens' Jury being held in Sydney in February 2015. You can also have your say on Twitter #ndisjury

Saturday 28 June 2014 - Disability Matters - Taking Back Our Voice! - 10am-4pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/523381177774125/  
Calling people with disability to join us at a vital social media forum to discuss how we take back our voice as we approach the closure of ABC Ramp Up and the end of the dedicated Disability Discrimination Commissioner role held by a person with a disability within the Australian Human Rights Commission. We want to hear from YOU about our voice in the community, media and government. Why it matters, what’s working well and what you want the future to look like. It’s our voice and it matters so let’s take it into our hands. You can also have your say on Twitter #disabilitymatters

Saturday 8 February 2014 - Income Support and You! - Noon-4pm 
https://www.facebook.com/events/708527689192647/  
The Government has announced it is reviewing the welfare system and is considering changes to income support payments such as the Disability Support Pension. PWDA wants to hear what you have to say – about DSP, the system as a whole and its relationships with incomes, poverty and employment. Conversation was also on Twitter via hashtag #pwdadsp

Facebook Forums 2013

Saturday 10 August 2013 - Access to Justice, disability and You! - 10am-2pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/449295288502661/  
We’d like to hear from people with disability about your experiences accessing the justice system. The feedback from the forum will inform a PWDA submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s investigation into access to justice for people with disability. Conversation was also on Twitter via hashtag #pwdajustice

Saturday 3 August 2013 - Housing, disability and You! - 10am-2pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/196539747176314/
Housing is in the spotlight after a new report identified a worrying lack of housing options for people with disability. We’d like to hear from people with disability about your housing experiences! The outcomes will feed into PWDA’s lobbying and advocacy work around housing, infrastructure supports and work on Universal Design. Members of the PWDA Board were online to join the conversation and you can also have your say on Twitter via hastag #pwdahousing  

Tuesday 26 February 2013 - PWDA NDIS Rules Forum - 4pm-10pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/333584543428387/
The Australian Government released a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Consultation Paper on the Rules that explain in detail how the NDIS will operate. The Rules will play an important part in the reality of an NDIS so please join us for this very important discussion.

Friday 8 February 2013 - Review of NSW Disability Services Act Forum - 7pm-10pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/151305008358995/
The NSW Government released a discussion paper on a review of the NSW Disability Services Act 1993. The Act is the main legal foundation in NSW for providing supports and services to people with disability. NSW members were invited to tell us what YOU think. Members of the PWDA Board were online to discuss your views. Conversation was also on Twitter via hashtag #pwddsa

Saturday 2 February 2013 - PWDA Employment Forum - 10am-3pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/135050789991636/
Employment Minister Bill Shorten released a discussion paper on ways to boost employment participation for people with disability. Tell us what YOU think at this online forum. Members of the PWDA Board were online to discuss your views. Conversation was also on Twitter via hashtag #pwdajobs

Saturday 19 January 2013 - PWDA NDIS Legisation Forum - 10am-2pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/362132547218727/
Tell us what YOU think about the draft NDIS Bill. Members of the Board were online to discuss participants views, suggestions and concerns

Make a secure online donation

Click here to make a one-off, secure online donation to People with Disability Australia (PWDA).

All donations to PWDA are tax duductible and you will receive a receipt by email.

If you prefer not to make an online donation, cheque or credit card are two more easy ways to support us!

Complete a Donation Form with your credit card details, cheque or direct debit details    

Find out more about becoming a Disability Rights Defender!

Please Note: If you are an Australian resident for taxation purposes,
you would ordinarily be entitled to a tax deduction for a donation of $2 or more.
If you are a non-resident of Australia, then for taxation purposes, 
please seek your own professional advice in respect of the tax deductibility of your donation. 

 

There are currently no employment opportunities.

Thank you for your interest in undertaking a student placement with People with Disability Australia (PWD).

A number of student placements are often available in our systemic and individual advocacy units. They are most appropriate for final-year or graduate students in Social Inquiry, Social work, Law or other degrees with some work experience in a relevant field. In addition, people with significant experience in community education, research or advocacy in disability are also encouraged to  apply.

All student placements are entirely voluntary. There are no payments and all costs connected with a student placement must be borne by the student, including travel, living and accommodation costs.

Please send us an expression of interest including your Curriculum Vitae and an outline of your professional  skills.

Click here for our contact details

 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for People with Disability Australia. 

Volunteer opportunities are often available in our advocacy and communicaitons team. We encourage you to visit our website regularly to keep updated on future opportunities.

Thank you for considering making a bequest to PWDA

Your contribution will provide support to the ongoing need for advocating and supporting people with disability in our community into the future by an organisation directed and controlled by people with disability themselves.

Making bequest is fairly straightforward and we recommend consulting a solicitor to ensure you understand what is required and that your intentions are accurately reflected in your Will.

Wills and Bequests Information Booklet

Our free booklet Your Legacy – A brighter future for all people with disability provides information on preparing your will and explains how you can use your will to leave a bequest to PWDA.

To order a free hard copy of the booklet,  please contact our Communications Manager Ryan Young by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Your enquiry will be  treated with the strictest confidence.

Leaving a bequest to PWDA

You can leave a legacy to PWDA by making a specific bequest, leaving your entire estate or a percentage of the residue of your estate.

After making provisions for those you love, here are some options if you wish to leave a bequest to PWDA.

  1. Specific Bequest: You can give a specific type of gift, such as money, property, stocks or shares to PWDA
  2. Percentage or Fractional Bequest: You can leave a percentage or a fraction of your estate to PWDA. This means that if your estate grows or is depleted by       unforeseen circumstances, your personal beneficiaries will not be disadvantaged.
  3. Residual Bequest: After other personal beneficiaries have been considered, you can leave the whole of part of the residue of your estate to PWDA,
  4. Whole Estate Bequest: You may choose to leave your entire estate to PWDA

Contact Us 
Phone: 02  9370 3100   Toll Free: 1800 422 015  
Fax: 02 9318 1372   TTY: 02 9318 2138   TTY Toll Free: 1800 422 016  
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Also see other office locations or the online enquiry form

Street Address
Lvl 10, 1 Lawson Square, Redfern NSW 2016
Office Hours: 9am - 5pm weekdays

Postal Address  
PO Box  666 Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 Australia

Make a secure online donation

When you donate to PWDA, you support us to pursue essential projects, such as free Individual and Group Advocacy services for people with disability and provide information and training to people with disability and their associates.

Click here to make a one-off, secure online donation to People with Disability Australia  (PWDA).

You will receive an email confirmation for this  tax deductible donation.

If you prefer not to make an  online donation, there are two easy ways to donate using cheque or credit card:

  1. Complete a Donation Form with your credit card details, cheque or direct debit  details    
  2. Phone our friendly staff on (02) 9370 3100 or FreeCall: 1800 422 015

Please Note: If you are an Australian resident for taxation  purposes, you would ordinarily be entitled to a tax deduction for a donation  of $2 or more. If you are a non-resident of Australia for taxation purposes,  please seek your own professional advice in respect of the tax  deductibility of your donation. 

Become a Disability Rights Defender

Our Disability Rights Defender Team make a significant difference to the work of PWDA by making a regular, monthly, tax-deductible donations.  Ongoing non-government support from our Disability Rights Defenders gives us greater freedom to openly critique the government, ministers and government  departments and hold them accountable to the CRPD and their own laws.

We  keep our Disability Rights Defenders informed with regular newsletters and updates  to let you know how we are using your  donations!

Learn more about joining the PWDA Disability Rights Defender team!

Wills and  Bequests

Please consider including PWDA in  your Will.  Your bequest will enable us to continue effectively our essential work into the future.

Click  here for more information

Our team of Disability Rights Defenders support the work of PWDA on an ongoing basis and make a significant difference through regular, monthly, tax-deductible donations.   

As  a Disability Rights Defender, you will receive:

  • A personal letter of thanks and appreciation every year from PWDA
  • Our monthly EBulletin on our work and global development and the disability rights movement
  • Personal Invitations to PWDA Events
  • Only one tax-receipt that will be sent to you at the end of the financial year. (All donations over $2 are tax-deductible)
  • The knowledge that you are creating real and actual change for people with disability, working together towards a more just and accessible community.

How do I become a Disability Rights Defender?

There are two easy ways to join the Disability Rights Defender Team.

  1. Click here to set up a regular secure online donation
  2. Phone us on on (02) 9370 3100 or FreeCall: 1800 422 015 and asked to speak to the Membership Development Manager or
  3. Complete a Donation Form with your credit card details, cheque or direct debit details

You tell us know how regularly you want to give (fortnightly, monthly, quarterly,  annually) through your credit card, bank, building society or credit union account.  As  a Disability Rights Defender your monthly donation will be automatically deducted and if you choose to end your contributions, simply phone us and inform us of your decision.

Automated donations reduce the administration costs for PWDA, so more of your donation will go towards the projects and research needed to defend the rights of people with disability.

Your donations help us pursue essential projects, such as free Individual and Group Advocacy services for people with disability and provide information and training to people with disability and their associates. We are of and for people with disability and work to secure equal rights and access for everyone.

Where does my money go?

80% of all funds received go directly into our essential projects. These include:

  • Providing free human rights information and advocacy services to people with disability, including information on how to advocate for themselves;
  • Strengthening the governance capacity of people with disability, for people with  disability; and
  • Advocating for reform of systemic issues which have a negative impact on people with disability and their associates, such advocating for the closure of institutions and the ending of violence and abuse against people with disability.

20% of funds received go towards administration costs (promotion, finances, management etc).

get-activeGet involved with PWDA and make a real difference to the lives of people with disability both in Australia and overseas. There are a number of ways you can be active with PWDA.

The easiest way to support PWDA is to become a member. It's free, easy and you join a growing movement promoting the human rights and equality for people with disability.  We regularly encourage members to participate in online forums, to attend members' events and contribute their views and experiences as people with disability.

Other valuable ways to show your support is through a once-off secure donation, a bequest or by including PWDA in a Will or joining the Disability Rights Defender Team with a regular ongoing monthly, tax-deductible donation.

Volunteering or applying when we advertise a vacancy here at PWDA are other hands-on opportunities to get involved! 

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