Citizen Advocacy South Australia
Focus on members of the community who are believed to have an intellectual disability, are often neglected, vulnerable and alone, and who need someone to speak up for them and represent their interest.
Disability Advocacy and Complaints Service of South Australia Inc (DACSSA)
DACSSA delivers free advocacy services to people living with disability, their families and carers state-wide. This includes NDIS Appeals Services.
Brain Injury SA
Range of advocacy services (individual, family, self and systemic advocacy) for people living with an Acquired Brain Injury.
OPAN – Older Persons Advocacy Services
Wide range of advocacy services for older people.
Telephone: 1800 700 600
Disability Rights Advocacy Service Inc (formerly known as MALSSA)
Promotes the rights and interest of people with a disability and their families and carers. Advocacy services include education and schooling, housing, equipment, support services, access to premises and programs, Centrelink benefits and SACAT issues.
Independent Advocacy SA
Advocacy services for people who have an intellectual disability or who are labelled or treated as having an intellectual disability.
Advocacy for Disability Access and Inclusion Inc
Provides advocacy support for people living with a disability and their families.
RentRight SA is a free, independent service, helping people maintain their tenancies in private rental, community housing or public housing.
135–139 Currie Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Free Call: 1800 060 462
Uniting Communities Mediation Service
Provides shuttle and face to face mediation and conflict management – primarily neighbourhood disputes.
43 Franklin Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
Telephone: 08 8342 1800
Consumer and Business Services – Tenancies
Advice on tenancy issues
National Disability Insurance Scheme – Quality and Safeguards Commission
NDIS participants can make a complaint to the Commissioner in relation to any issue arising out of, or in connection with a service provided by a NDIS provider.
Telephone: 1300 224 636
Telephone: 13 11 14
Mental Health Triage Service
SA Health Mental Health Triage Service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This service is the main point of access into the mental health service, can provide information, advice in an emergency or crisis situation.
Telephone: 13 14 65
Website: Mental Health Services – sa.gov.au
Child Abuse Report Line
To report a reasonable suspicion that a child has been or is being abused or neglected phone. The report line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 000 in an emergency.
Telephone: 13 14 78
Website: Report Child Abuse – sa.gov.au
South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
Helps people in South Australia resolve issues within specific areas of law, either through agreement at a conference or through a decision of the Tribunal at a hearing.
Office of Public Advocate
Provides information and advice on a diverse range of issues affecting people with a cognitive disability or impaired mental capacity.
Legal Aid Commission
Provide free legal information and advice and some people are also able to access legal representation.
159 Gawler Place, Adelaide SA
Telephone: 1300 366 424
SA Directory of Community Services
SAcommunity is South Australia’s community information directory. Its purpose is to enable you to:
- find out about help available from government, non-government and community services in SA
- find out how you can connect with and get involved in your community
Level 1, 25 Leigh Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
Telephone: 08 8212 8555
SA Gov Concession Finder
Helps South Australians on low or fixed incomes access a range of concessions to help with household and other expenses.
Emergency and Crisis Situations
Accessing services in emergency or crisis situations.
Help paying a bond or rent
Homeless Connect SA
A 24/7 state-wide telephone service for anyone experiencing homelessness in South Australia. Available anytime as a free call to help you find information and a direct referral into homelessness services.
Telephone: 1800 003 308
Women’s Safety Services SA
Supports women and their children who are experiencing domestic and family violence. We are an organisation committed to helping people find safety and support during and after experiencing abuse.
Telephone: 1800 800 098