Regional Advocacy

EDAC has been funded by the Department of Social Services ( ex FaHCSIA) to provide advocacy support and services in the Gascoyne and West Kimberley regions.

The aim of advocacy is to safeguard the rights and interests of people with disabilities in accessing appropriate community services and address matters of grievance, discrimination and abuse. More information on individual advocacy services.

Carnarvon Advocacy

Who is eligible?

People with disabilities from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds residing in the Shire of Carnarvon, Shire of Exmouth, Shire of Upper Gascoyne and Shark Bay Shire Council.

What the Carnarvon Advocacy can do for you

The Regional Advocacy  Officer will talk to you: 

  • About disability issues, your entitlements and options;
  • Provide information about other services that you may need;
  • Raise community awareness about disability access and rights;
  • Work closely with families and carers to achieve your needs; 
  • Refer you to other agencies when necessary;
  • Interpreters can be provided on request, at no cost;
  • This is a free service;
  • All individuals are treated with respect and dignity, and
  • All information collected on Client's behalf is kept in the strictest confidence.

Engage Carnarvon Advocacy

For information and assistance, please contact:

Mr. Wil Nayar, Regional Advocate
Lottery House, 1 Camel Lane, Carnarvon
Tel: (08)  9941 1001
Fax: (08) 9941 2338
Mobile: 0427 992 517

Freecall: 1800 870 501

Email: wilfrednayar@edac.org.au

Kimberley Disability Advocacy (KDA)

This service is a partnership between the Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre,  and the WA Aboriginal Disability Network. This service is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services.

Who is eligible?

People with physical, mental health, intellectual, sensory and cognitive disabilities;  People with disabilities from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders backgrounds; and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds and Mainstream communities residing in Broome, Derby and Fitzroy Crossing.

What KDA can do for you

The Regional Disability Advocate will:

  • Listen to you about your disability issues and problems;
  • Involve you in the decision making process;
  • Offer advice on how KDA can help and/or provide you with options; 
  • Provide information about other services that you may need;
  • Work closely with families and carers to achieve your needs; 
  • Raise community awareness about disability access and rights; 
  • Refer you to other agencies when necessary;
  • This is a free service;
  • An Interpreter  can be arranged on request.
  • No individual will be discriminated against on the basis of their individual needs, race, culture, gender, age, religion, disability and living arrangements; and
  • Confidentiality is maintained.

Engage the Kimberley Disability Advocacy (KDA)

For information and assistance, please contact:

Ms. Marie Shinn, Regional Disability Advocacy Officer

Ms. Cheryl Ozies, Regional Disability Advocacy Officer
Broome Lotteries House
Office 8, Lot 642, Cable Beach Road, Broome WA 6725
Tel:  (08) 9192 7898

Fax: (08) 9192 2638
Mobile: 0409 110 264

Freecall: 1800 316 929


Email: kda@edac.org.au

Pilbara Disability Advocacy (PDA)

This service is an independent  advocacy agency for all people with disability living within the Newman Region of Western Australia. PDA is managed by the Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre. The WA Aboriginal Disability Network is  a partner in this service.  These organisations share similar philosophy and purpose in advocacy.

Who is eligible?

All people with cognitive, intellectual, psycho social, physical and/or sensory disability, in particular:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability
  • CaLD people with disability
  • People of Anglo-Celtic background with disability.

What PDA can do for you

The Regional Disability Advocate will:

  • Listen to you about your disability issues and problems;
  • Involve you in the decision making process;
  • Offer advice on how PDA can help and/or provide you with options; 
  • Provide information about other services that you may need;
  • Work closely with families and carers to achieve your needs; 
  • Raise community awareness about disability access and rights; 
  • Refer you to other agencies when necessary;
  • This is a free service;
  • An Interpreter  can be arranged on request.
  • No individual will be discriminated against on the basis of their individual needs, race, culture, gender, age, religion, disability and living arrangements; and
  • Confidentiality is maintained.

Engage the Pilbara Disability Advocacy (PDA)

For information and assistance, please contact:

Mrs. Sandra Collard, Regional Disability Advocacy Officer

Newman House, Office 10, 46 Iron Ore Parade

Newman WA 6753

Tel: (08) 9175 0032

Mobile: 0477 555 721

Freecall: 1800 870 467

Email: pda@edac.org.au

Contact our Office for more information.

Phone (08) 9388 7455  |  Freecall 1800 659 921

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