My rights and responsibilities

As a person with a disability you have the same rights and responsibilities as everyone else. This also means you should have the same opportunities as everyone else.


The Disability Services Standards are rules that tell Disability Employment Services how to make sure they give people with disabilities a good quality service. 
If you would like to know more about the standards click 

Its OK to Complain

A complaint is when you tell someone that you are not happy with something about your disability service.  It’s OK to complain.  It can make services better.  For more information on making a complaint, see the Disability Services Commissioner Brochure.


VALID is an organisation that ADVOCATES for adults with an intellectual disability and their families. Individual advocacy supports people to exercise their rights and to be included within their local communities. To find our more, click here.


Reinforce is a self-advocacy organisation run by and for people with an intellectual disability. Reinforce is here to assist, support and encourage independence for people with an intellectual disability. 

Reinforce promotes the rights of people with an intellectual disability to be upheld in the same way as everyone else in the community. 

If you would like to know more about Reinforce you can them on (03) 9650-7855 or to visit their website, click 


AMIDA is a disability advocacy group. They speak up for people with a disability or help them to speak up for themselves about problems they are having with their housing. For AMIDA's website, click here.

Voting and Enrolment

If you are 18 years or older and an Australian citizen then it is your right and your responsibility to be enrolled to vote. For more information, go to the Australian Electoral Commission's website - click here

Tell someone

You have the right to feel safe in your family and home. The Tell Someone website has been designed to provide information to anyone who may have been hurt by family violence and would like to know what to do and where to go for help. To find our more, click here.