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Welcome to Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW (MDAA)

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The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW (MDAA) is the peak body for all people in NSW with disability and their families and carers, with a particular focus on those from a culturally and linguistically diverse / non English Speaking background with disability.


Our Vision is a society where everyone, regardless of background or disability feels welcome, included and supported. MDAA views culture and disability through the lens of diversity. We see diversity as a strength and we promote this view in all our work. We want to make our vision a reality. Over the next five years we will be focussing on three major goals set out in this Strategic Directions document. The details of how we achieve these goals and measure our success will be set out in the Strategic Plan. The major goals are Empowered People, Leading Change and Strengthening MDAA. MDAA works towards achieving these goals through Systemic and Individual Advocacy, Capacity Building and Networking, Industry Development and Training. International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.


mdaa logo  MDAA NEWS

Small Stone Youth Week and Graduation 13 April 2016 small stone

'Make each small stone count'                  SS7

For 2016 National Youth Week, MDAA celebrated Small Stone’s young people’s diverse talents and their many achievements. The initiative is funded by Youth Opportunities Program of the Department of Education. The celebration was
hosted by MDAA in conjunction with Parramatta City Council and was held at Parramatta Town Hall.

To read more: Small Stone Youth Week

MDAA AGM and 20 Year Celebrations 4 November 2015                           

To read more:  MDAA AGM and 20 Year Celebrations To commemorate this aupicious occasion a booklet was developed documenting MDAA's 20 year history. To read more : MDAA's 20 year History booklet

Current Vacancies

            Systemic Advocate, Policy and Projects Officer

             An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced and skilled

             Systemic Advocate, Policy and Projects Officer

           The Systemic Advocate, Policy and Projects Officer will work closely with the Executive Director to:

  • respond to new initiatives, policies and procedures
  • work with other agencies to effect change
  • take action to place priority issues on 'the agenda'
  • oversee MDAA-run projects

             To be considered you must address the Selection Criteria within the Position Description.

             Further enquiries (related to the specific role) call Susan Laguna on 02 9891 6400.

              Systemic Advocate job advertisement

              Systemic Advocate Position Description

              Send your application to:

              Confidential, MDAA HR, c/o MDAA

              PO Box 884, GRANVILLE   2142

              Or email your application to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

              Applications close Friday 21 October 2016

Upcoming Events

Women's Group Therapy Sessions

Please join us for 8 weeks of women’s group therapy for managing stress and anxiety at MDAA

For more information: Women's Group Therapy Flier

computer Learn new SKILLS at Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association  english

Computer Basics Skills

English Language Skills classes. Enrolments close when class is full

 For more information and to enrol:  Skills@MDAA flyer

mdaa logo MDAA's Submissions

Response to Specialist Disability Housing Pricing and Payments Framework

Submission: Australia’s Humanitarian Programme 2016 – 2017 Discussion Paper

Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Commissioning Framework

Review of the National Disability Advocacy Program 2016


The Australian Human Rights Commission can investigate and resolve complaints of discrimination, harassment and bullying based on a person’s: sex, disability, race, age, sexual preference, criminal record, trade union activity, political opinion, religion or social origin (in employment only). For more information visit: www.humanrights.gov.au

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) has set up the WWDA Youth Network to focus on girls and young women with all types of disabilities.  For more information:  http://youth.wwda.org.au/

MDAA South East Sydney office has relocated to:

Building 2, Level 4,

7-11 The Avenue, Hurstville NSW 2220

Contact us South East Sydney

MDAA Newcastle office has relocated to:

2A Platt St Waratah NSW 2298

Phone/Fax: 02 49602577

Contact us Newcastle

MDAA Wollongong office has relocated to:

24 Kenny St Wollongong NSW 2500

Contact us Wollongong

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Upcoming Events

Wed Oct 19 @ 9:45AM - 01:00PM
Carers Forum
Fri Oct 21 @ 2:00PM - 05:00PM
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