Rights in Action

Independent Advocacy for people with disabilities

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Advocacy Referral

RIA provides advocacy assistance funded under the National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) and NDIS External Appeals, including internal reviews, to people with disability who live in Cairns, Yarrabah, Kuranda, Mareeba, Atherton and the Tablelands, Port Douglas and the Daintree.

Advocacy support services for those with an NDIS Appeals application lodged with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; is also available to people with disabilities and who live in Cairns, Tablelands, Port Douglas/Daintree, Mossman, Charters Towers, Ingham and Ayr region of North QLD.

Please ensure the person with a disability resides within RIA’s geographical service areas before completing the referral form.

If the person with disability lives outside of the serviceable areas listed, alternative Advocacy agencies can be located on Dept Social Services’ Disability Advocacy Finder (dss.gov.au) OR Advocacy supports | People with disability | Queensland Government (www.qld.gov.au)

DISCLAIMER: Referring a person with disability does not guarantee acceptance of an advocacy request as Rights In Action Inc.

Ground Floor, Professional House, 88 Abbott Street Cairns


Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm