Illawarra advocacy is a not-for-profit, federally funded organisation that is governed by a Board of Management and employs a small number of staff. Our employees are professional advocates that offer our clients issue based support. As Illawarra Advocacy does not charge for its services, it is able to offer independent advocacy that is free from any conflict of interest concerns.
Illawarra Advocacy has continuously provided its advocacy services to people with disability in the Illawarra region since 1989. Since 2010, Illawarra Advocacy placed an increased focus on its Individual Advocacy Program. In 2014, it was decided by the Board of Management that Illawarra Advocacy would solely focus its resources on the Individual Advocacy Program. Illawarra Advocacy has found that this model of advocacy is the most effective and efficient form to reach the most number of positive outcomes for people with disability in the region.