Links

Auslan Classes

Latrobe University
Web: http://www.latrobe.edu.au

Melbourne Polytechnic
Web: http://www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au

Vicdeaf
Web: http://www.vicdeaf.com.au/auslan

 

Deaf Organisations

Australian Sign Language Interpreting Association (ASLIA) Vic
Web: http://www.aslia.com.au

Auslan Stage Left
Web: http://www.auslanstageleft.com.au
Phone/SMS: 0403 227 978

Conexu
Web: http://www.conexu.com.au 
Phone: 1300 077 321

Deaf Australia
Web: http://www.deafaustralia.org.au

Deaf Children Australia (DCA)
Web: http://www.deafchildrenaustralia.org.au
Phone: 9539 5300
TTY: 9510 7143

deafConnectEd
Web: http://www.deafconnected.com.au
Phone: 9269 8306
SMS: 0427 429 968

Deaf Sports Australia (DSA)
Web: http://www.deafsports.org.au
Phone: 9473 1191
TTY: 9473 1154

Deaf Sports and Recreation Services (DSRV)
Web: http://www.dsrv.com.au

John Pierce Centre (JPC)
Web: http://www.jpc.org.au 
Phone: 9525 1158
TTY: 9525 1337

National Relay Service (NRS)
Web: http://www.relayservice.gov.au
To contact NRS directly:
Phone: 1800 555 660
TTY: 1800 555 630
To make a call:
TTY/Voice: 133 677
SMS Relay: 0423 677 767

Victorian Deaf Education Institute (VDEI)
Web: http://www.deafeducation.vic.edu.au
Phone: 9032 6400

Victorian Deaf Society (Vicdeaf)
Web: http://www.vicdeaf.com.au
Phone: 9473 1111
TTY: 9473 1199

 

Disability Advocacy Services

People with Disability Australia
Web: http://www.pwd.org.au
Phone: 02 9370 3100
TTY: 02 9318 2138

National Ethnic Disability Alliance
Web: http://www.neda.org.au
Phone: 02 6262 6867

Children with Disability Australia
Web: http://www.cda.org.au
Phone: 9417 1025

Women with Disabilities Australia
Web: http://www.wwda.org.au
Phone: 0438 535 123

First Peoples Disability Network Australia
Web: http://www.fpdn.org.au
Phone: 02 8399 0882

 

Disability Services

Disability Services at the Department of Human Services
Web: http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/disability

Victorian Disability Services Commissioner
Web: www.odsc.vic.gov.au/
Phone: 1800 677 342 (free call) or 1300 728 187 (toll free)
TTY: 1300 726 563

 

Disputes and complaints

Consumer Affairs Victoria
Web: www.consumer.vic.gov.au/
Consumer Affairs Helpline: 1300 55 81 81
Interpreter Service: 131 450
TTY: phone 133 677 then ask for 1300 55 81 81.

Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria
Web: www.justice.vic.gov.au/disputes/
Phone: 03 9603 8370 or1800 658 528 (toll free for regional callers)

Ombudsman Victoria
Web: www.ombudsman.vic.gov.au/ 
Phone: (03) 9613 6222 or 1800 806 314 (toll free)
TTY: 133 677 or 1300 555 727
Interpreter service via telephone – 131 450; On-site – 1300 655 082

Privacy Victoria
Web: www.privacy.gov.au 
Phone: (03) 8619 8719 or 1300 666 444

 

Employment for Deaf

SensWide Employment
Web: http://www.senswide.com.au
Phone: 8620 7155

Sign For Work
Web: http://www.signforwork.org.au
Phone: 9539 5309

 

Guardianship, Administration and Abuse Concerns 

Office of the Public Advocate
Web: www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au/ 
Phone: 1300 309 337
TTY (03) 9603 9529 or ACE 133677 (03) 9603 9500

 

Health

Office of the Health Services Commissioner
Web: www.health.vic.gov.au/hsc/ 
Phone: (03) 8601 5200 or 1800 136 066 (toll free)
TTY: 1300 550 275

 

Housing

Homelessness Advocacy Service
Web: www.chp.org.au/has.shtml 
Phone: 1800 066 256

Tenants Union of Victoria
Web: www.tuv.org.au/
Phone: (03) 9416 2577

 

Interpreting Services

Auslan Connections
Web: http://www.auslanconnections.com.au
Phone: 1300 010 877

Auslan Services
Web: http://www.auslanservices.com
Phone: 1300 287 526

Echo Interpreting
Web: http://www.echointerpreting.com.au
Phone: 9761 2208

National Auslan Booking and Payment Services (NABS)
Web: http://www.nabs.org.au
Phone: 1800 246 945
TTY: 1800 246 948
SMS: 0427 671 261

 

Legal

Australasian Legal Information Institute
Web: http://www.austlii.edu.au/

Disability Discrimination Legal Service Inc.
Web: www.communitylaw.org.au/ddls/ 
Phone: (03) 9654 8644 OR 1300 882 872 (toll free)
TTY: (03) 9654 6817

The Federation of Community Legal Centres (Vic) Inc.
Web: www.communitylaw.org.au/ 
Phone: (03) 9652 1500

JobWatch
Web: www.jobwatch.org.au/ 
Phone: (03) 9662 1933 or 1800 331 617 (toll free)

Mental Health Legal Centre Inc.
Web:www.communitylaw.org.au/clc_mentalhealth/cb_pages/the_legal_centre.php 
Phone: (03) 9629-4422 Country Callers: 1800-555-887

Victoria Legal Aid
Web: www.legalaid.vic.gov.au   
Phone: 9269 0234 or 1800 677 402 (TOLL FREE)

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS) Inc.
Web: www.vals.org.au/ 
Phone: (03) 9419 3888 or 1800 064 865 (Toll Free – 24 HOUR SERVICE)
Fax: (03) 9419 6024

Women’s Legal Service
Web: www.womenslegal.org.au 
Phone: (03) 9642 0877 or 1800 133 302 (toll free)

Youthlaw 
Web: http://www.youthlaw.asn.au/ 
Phone: 9611 2412

 

Rights and Discrimination

Human Rights Law Resource Centre
Web: www.hrlrc.org.au/ 
Phone: (03) 8636 4400

Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission
Web: www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au/ 
Phone: (03) 9281 7111 or 1800 134 142 (toll free)
Complaints/Advice Line: Weekdays: 9am-5pm, Wednesdays 9am-1pm
TTY: (03) 9281 7110 

 

Rural and Regional 

Rural Women’s Network
Web: www.ruralwomen.vic.gov.au

 

Sexuality

Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby
Web: www.vglrl.org.au/ 
Phone: 0417 484 438

 

Social Security

Centrelink
Web: http://www.centrelink.gov.au/

 

Transport

Public Transport Ombudsman (Victoria)
Web: www.ptovic.com.au/ 
Phone: (03) 8623 2111 or 1800 466 865 (toll free)
TTY 1800 809 623 

 

Youth

Office for Youth
Web: http://www.youth.vic.gov.au/

Youth Disability Advocacy Service
Web: http://www.ydas.org.au
Phone: 9267 3755

Youth Affairs Council of Victoria Inc. 
Web: http://www.yacvic.org.au 
Phone: 9267 3799