Your local Community Law Centre can provide you with free initial legal advice.
Find your local Community Law Centre online: www.communitylaw.org.nz/our-law-centres
Auckland Disability Law (ADL) provides free legal services to disabled people associated with their disability related legal issues. ADL is the only specialist disability law community law centre in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Phone: 09 257 5140
Text only: 027 457 5140
Disabled Persons Assembly
DPA is a pan-disability organisation run by and for disabled people. DPA and its members work with the wider disability community, other disabled persons’ organisations, government agencies, service providers, international disability organisations and the public.
Phone: 04 801 9100
Nationwide Health & Disability Advocacy Service
The Nationwide Health & Disability Advocacy Service offers free, independent, and confidential advice to support you in resolving issues with health and disability services.
Phone: 0800 555 050
Le Va is working with Manatū Hauora/Ministry of Health to support Pasifika people with disabilities and their families.
Phone: 09 261 4390
Te Rōpū Taurima
Te Rōpū Taurima is a kaupapa Māori service that supports people of all ethnicities with intellectual impairments around New Zealand.
People First New Zealand
People First New Zealand is a self-advocacy organisation that is led and directed by people with learning disabilities.
Phone: 0800 20 60 70
Deaf Aotearoa is a national organisation representing the voice of Deaf people, and the national service provider for Deaf people in New Zealand.
Phone: 0800 33 23 22
Blind Low Vision NZ (previously called Blind Foundation)
Blind Low Vision NZ is New Zealand’s main provider of support to New Zealanders who are blind or have low vision.
Phone: 0800 24 33 33
Sign Language video about the courts and justice
Achieve is a national network established to ensure equal opportunity and access to post-secondary education and training for people with impairments.
Phone: 03 479 8235
Inclusive Education provides New Zealand educators with practical strategies, suggestions and resources to support the diverse needs of all learners.
Whaikaha/Ministry for Disabled
Whaikaha is the Ministry for Disabled People. On the website, it contains information about how to access support and funding and has a directory of advisory services.
Phone: 0800 566 601
Communication can also be made through NZ Relay Calls
Health and Disability Commissioner
The Health and Disability Commissioner website sets out your rights under the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights and how you can make a complaint to the Commissioner.
Phone: 0800 11 22 33
To make a complaint online: www.hdc.org.nz/making-a-complaint/make-a-complaint-to-hdc
Office for Disabled
The Office for Disabled is administered by a small team from Whaikaha, and works closely with government agencies and the disability sector to make the best decisions for disabled people.
Phone: 0800 566 601
Ministry of Health Services and Support
Te Kāhui Tika Tangata/Human Rights Commission
The Human Rights Commission website provides information about human rights in Aotearoa and outlines how you can make a complaint to the Commission about individual or systemic disability discrimination.
Website: www.tikatangata.org.nz/ or www.hrc.co.nz
Phone: 0800 496 877 (0800 4 YOUR RIGHTS)
To make a complaint online, download a complaint form or find out more about the complaints process: www.tikatangata.org.nz/resources-and-support/make-a-complaint
The Privacy Commissioner website provides information about your rights and responsibilities under the Privacy Act 2020 and the Privacy Principles. It also outlines the role of the Privacy Commissioner and how to make a privacy complaint.
Phone: 0800 803 909
To make a complaint: www.privacy.org.nz/your-rights/making-a-complaint