Midlas’ Disability Advocates can provide support by:

  • listening to you and get an understanding of your needs and goals
  • giving you information about services, supports and resources
  • talking to you about your options and choices
  • referring you to other organisations in the community
  • encouraging and supporting you to speak up for your rights and make your own decisions

NDIS Appeals – AAT 

If you have gone through an Internal Review with NDIA and still believe the decision was not fair, you can appeal that decision. Matters can be heard in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Advocates can support with:

  • Providing information and advice
  • Attending AAT conferences and hearings with you
  • Referring to legal services where needed for complex legal issues
  • Providing other local supports, information and resources available to you

Individual Advocacy

Disability advocates provide individual advocacy, guidance and support to people with a disability, their carers and families.

Advocates can provide advocacy, information and support in relation to:

  • Abuse, neglect and/or violence
  • Non-NDIS services, including education, health, mental health, and housing support services
  • Social inclusion supporting people who are vulnerable and isolated
  • Discrimination and human rights in relation to their disability
  • Experiencing financial stress

What to bring to your appointment
Your NDIS Plan and any correspondence relating to NDIS (if applicable)
Any correspondence from Centrelink (if applicable)
Guardianship/administration orders
Any other information or documentation related to your issue

Case Studies

Midlas Publications

Youth With Disability Forum Report 2017

Useful Forms

Disability Support Pension Claim

NDIS Application Review Form

Useful Links

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Disability Services Commission

Health and Disability Service Complaints Office

Office of Public Advocate

State Administrative Tribunal

NDIS Appeals

NDIS Appeals Information

National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP)

AskIzzy Disability Advocacy Finder

Appeals through Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Complaints Resolution and Referral Service
For users of Australian Government Disability Employment Services; Australian Disability Enterprises; and/or Disability Advocacy Services

The National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline

No Silly Questions Booklet
A practical guide for families living with a child with chronic illness, disability, mental illness or a life threatening condition