Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service

Resources

Forms

Application Form (for Guardianship, Administration, Enduring Power of Attorney)
Use this form to apply to the Guardianship List of VCAT for a guardian, an administrator, or an Enduring Power of Attorney to be appointed for a person with a disability.

Law Reform Commission Reports

Victoria Law Reform Commission Guardianship Final Report
This report was tabled in Parliament on 18 April 2012

Other Websites

Australian Human Rights Commission: Disability Rights
The Australian Human Rights Commission deals with complaints of disability discrimination The site provides valuable information on disability related issues. 

National Disability Services (formerly ACROD).
NDS is a national industry association which provides useful information on current disability related issues and activities around Australia. 

Infoxchange
Infoxchange ‘is a not-for-profit community organisation that delivers technology for social justice’. 

DiVine (formerly Disability Online, Victoria).
‘An online community for and by people with a disability’.

Office of Public Advocate (Victoria)
Established in 1986, ‘the Victorian Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) has promoted the rights, interests and dignity of people with disability (specifically intellectual impairment, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability or dementia) living in Victoria’ 

Mental Health Legal Centre Inc.(Victoria)

Speak Up and Be Safe

United Nations Declarations on the rights of people who have disabilities

Declaration on the Rights of Mentally Retarded Persons 
Proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 2856 (XXVI) of 20 December 1971) 

Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons
Proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 3447 (XXX) of 9 December 1975 

Principles for the protection of persons with mental illness and the improvement of mental health care
Adopted by General Assembly resolution 46/119 of 17 December 1991

Some United Nations General Declarations on economic, social and political rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Adopted and proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948 

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966 entry into force 23 March 1976, in accordance with Article 49

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966 entry into force 3 January 1976, in accordance with article 27 

Human Rights Organisations of the Australian and Victorian Governments

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission

Some Court/Tribunal Links

The Federal Court of Australia

The Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal.
(Anti-discrimination List Decisions) 

Some Law Links

Disability Discrimination Act 1992

Internet search engine for laws of Australia (AustLII)

Federation of Community Legal Centres of Victoria

FineFixer
A web based app designed to help young people understand their options when they receive a fine

Find a Lawyer Legal Referral Service
Law Institute of Victoria 

Victorian Law Reform Commission

Victoria Legal Aid

Victoria Law Foundation

Government Departments

Department of Human Services (Victoria)

Department of Social Services

Government Departments

How to be disability inclusive
(DARU, January 2019)

Managing Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood

Guide to Remodeling a Home for Adults with Special Needs

Special Needs Checklist: How Disability-Friendly is Your City?

Vocational Training for Adults with Special Needs

Annual reports

Click on links below to view and download our annual reports (PDF)

Strategic plan

Click on the link below to view and download our Strategic Plan (PDF) 

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