Disability Rights Legal Service

Protecting and advancing the rights of people with disability related justice issues.

About Us

Villamanta began in 1990 and was incorporated on 5 July 1991 as an incorporated association. It works to make sure that people in Victoria with a disability, especially those with an intellectual disability, are able to know and protect their rights and do not face discrimination.

It is part of the National Disability Advocacy Programme (NDAP) funded by the Australian Government.

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Find information about how we help with disability related issues, our free telephone service, legal assistance, assistance with National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) matters and appeals and casework and our work relating to policy and law reform.
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Villamanta is a Community Legal Service operating throughout the state of Victoria on disability related legal and justice issues for people who have a disability. Our focus is on intellectual disability.
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Villamanta is committed to providing the best possible service to its clients and to making sure that Victorians with a disability know about the law, and use the law, to get their rights.
Find details about what you can expect from Villamanta and your rights when dealing with us.
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How to get involved

Villamanta is a community organisation and we are grateful for the support of the community.

If you have a disability, in particular if you have an intellectual disability, we encourage you to become involved in Villamanta’s work and program.

Please contact us if you are interested in being involved in Villamanta in any of the following ways.

  • Joining as a member of Villamanta;
  • Nominating for membership of the Villamanta Committee of Management;
  • Giving us feedback about how we do our job, and/or making suggestions about how we can do our job better;
  • Talking to us about issues that you believe we should be working on;
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We will pay people who have a disability some of their travel and other costs, if these costs are because of their involvement in Villamanta.

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