QAI remains open for business but is currently suspending face-to-face service delivery, effective from close of business Tuesday 17 March 2020. Staff will continue to deliver services remotely and are contactable via telephone, email, website and social media (details below). Please see the 'Latest News' section of the QAI website for further updates. https://www.qai.org.au/home-page/blog-old
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.
2nd Floor, South Central
43 Peel Street (Cnr Merivale Street)
SOUTH BRISBANE QLD 4101
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
- 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
- Phone advice
- Booked appointments
- Mental health
- Human rights
- Mental health
- Disability Discrimination
- Guardianship and administration
- End of life matters
- Restrictive Practices
- Forensic disability
- Capacity issues
- neglect and injury of people with disability
Rockhampton for NDIS Appeals and decision support matters (contact for 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.