Our team of Disability Rights Defenders support the work of PWDA on an ongoing basis and make a significant difference through regular, monthly, tax-deductible donations.   

As  a Disability Rights Defender, you will receive:

  • A personal letter of thanks and appreciation every year from PWDA
  • Our monthly EBulletin on our work and global development and the disability rights movement
  • Personal Invitations to PWDA Events
  • Only one tax-receipt that will be sent to you at the end of the financial year. (All donations over $2 are tax-deductible)
  • The knowledge that you are creating real and actual change for people with disability, working together towards a more just and accessible community.

How do I become a Disability Rights Defender?

There are two easy ways to join the Disability Rights Defender Team.

  1. Click here to set up a regular secure online donation
  2. Phone us on on (02) 9370 3100 or FreeCall: 1800 422 015 and asked to speak to the Membership Development Manager or
  3. Complete a Donation Form with your credit card details, cheque or direct debit details

You tell us know how regularly you want to give (fortnightly, monthly, quarterly,  annually) through your credit card, bank, building society or credit union account.  As  a Disability Rights Defender your monthly donation will be automatically deducted and if you choose to end your contributions, simply phone us and inform us of your decision.

Automated donations reduce the administration costs for PWDA, so more of your donation will go towards the projects and research needed to defend the rights of people with disability.

Your donations help us pursue essential projects, such as free Individual and Group Advocacy services for people with disability and provide information and training to people with disability and their associates. We are of and for people with disability and work to secure equal rights and access for everyone.

Where does my money go?

80% of all funds received go directly into our essential projects. These include:

  • Providing free human rights information and advocacy services to people with disability, including information on how to advocate for themselves;
  • Strengthening the governance capacity of people with disability, for people with  disability; and
  • Advocating for reform of systemic issues which have a negative impact on people with disability and their associates, such advocating for the closure of institutions and the ending of violence and abuse against people with disability.

20% of funds received go towards administration costs (promotion, finances, management etc).