Rights in Action is a non-profit, community based organisation that provides strong independent advocacy for people with disabilities who are in vulnerable situations.

We are completely on the side of the person with a disability and will support them where needed.

Rights in Action strongly supports people where we believe an individual has been taken advantage of or their rights have been infringed upon because of their disability.

Rights in Action provides advocacy assistance to people with disabilities who live in Cairns, Yarrabah, Mareeba and Atherton.

Rights In Action Incorporated is an independent advocacy agency for people with a disability, and part of the National Disability Advocacy Program funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, and the State Government Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services and Queensland Health.


Your donation makes a real difference and goes directly towards providing services for the disadvantaged. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.


CALL US 07 4031 7377

About Us

Rights In Action Incorporated (RIA) is a community-based organisation formed in August 2001 to provide independent advocacy for people with disabilities in Cairns.


Help Support Us

RIA welcomes your membership, donations and bequests to help us maintain our organisations commitment to improving the lives of people with disabilities.


Self Advocacy Info

Self-Advocacy is when you speak for yourself. It is about understanding your rights. You may still seek help to find out information or make decision, but you do it yourself.


(07) 4031 7377

Ground Floor, Professional House, 88 Abbott Street Cairns North

Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm