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Queensland Advocacy Incorporated

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) is an independent, community-based systems and individual advocacy organisation and a community legal service for people with disability.

QAI’s mission is to promote, protect and defend, through advocacy, the fundamental needs and rights and lives of the most vulnerable People with disability in Queensland.

QAI does this by engaging in systems advocacy work, through campaigns directed to attitudinal, law and policy change, and by supporting the development of a range of advocacy initiatives.

In your initial phone call to QAI, they will assess whether they are able to provide the service that you require, and book you in for the next available advice appointment. Be ready with contact details, availability details and any relevant documents. 

Street address:

2nd Floor, South Central
43 Peel Street (Cnr Merivale Street)

1300 130 582 (within Queensland)
(07) 3844 4200
(07) 3844 4220
Hours & appointment times:

Office hours: 

Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

There are no set appointment times or days, instead being subject to availability at the time of request. 

Phone advice: AVAILABLE

Walk in times: NOT AVAILABLE

Key services:
  • Human Rights Legal Service
  • Justice Support Program
  • NDIS decision support advocacy
  • NDIS Appeals Support Advocacy
  • Legal advice and representation
  • Law reform and systems advocacy
  • Information and referral
  • Mental Health Legal Service
  • Disability Royal Commission support advocacy
  • Reviews of treatment authorities
  • Review of forensic orders and ECTs
Service delivery methods:
  • Phone advice
  • Booked appointments
Specialist services & interest groups:
  • Disability
  • Mental health
Areas of law:
  • Disability
  • Human rights
  • Mental health
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Guardianship and administration
  • End of life matters
  • Restrictive Practices
  • Forensic disability
  • Capacity issues
  • Abuse
  • neglect and injury of people with disability
Regional centres:

Rockhampton for NDIS Appeals and decision support matters (contact for more information)

More information:

QAI is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services, the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General, the Commonwealth Attorney-General allocated by the Queensland Government, funded representation for Mental Health Review Tribunal hearings through Legal Aid Queensland, in addition to one-off project funding and donations.  QAI is run by a Committee, the majority of whom are people with disabilities.

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