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Speak Out Tasmania

There are three Speak Out Self Advocacy groups in Tasmania. They are:

  1. Speak Out North West Self Advocacy Group
  2. Speak Out North Self Advocacy Group
  3. Speak Out South Self Advocacy Group

Speak Out Self Advocacy Groups are run by and for people with a disability that interferes with their learning or communication.

Our self advocacy groups are fun.

Everyone is welcome

We can make a difference in our own life and in each other’s lives.

Our groups are in accessible places and they are accessible for people with vision impairments and hearing impairments.

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Why Join?

You should join one of our groups because you can:

  • Share ideas and make new friends
  • Talk about what’s important to you
  • Learn about rights
  • Learn from each other
  • Find out what is happening in the community and get involved
  • Be encouraged and get confidence
  • Build your self-esteem
  • Learn how to do new things with new people
  • Be with friends who know you and understand you
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Our Projects

  • The Speak Out Conference and Disability Expos
  • Delivering Self-advocacy training
  • Adorable Project
  • Living Safer Sexual Lives and Respectful Relationships
  • Submissions to the NDIA, DSS and state government about NDIS Code of Conduct
  • NDIS Quality and Safeguards
  • Employment
  • Review of the Guardianship and Administration Act
  • Tasmanian Justice Strategy
  • Focus Groups and consultations
  • Violence Against People with Disability – Human Rights Commission
  • A Collective Voice for People with Disability in Tasmania
  • Australian Self Advocacy Project – SARU

Our Issues

The issues we care about include:

  • Self advocacy
  • Human Rights and the CRPD
  • NDIS
  • Jobs and employment
  • Housing
  • Being part of the community
  • Sunny App and Staying Safe
  • Choosing staff

We Demand

  • We demand to be part of our community
  • We demand to be valued and for the discrimination we face to end
  • We demand real jobs in the community with real pay
  • We demand an inclusive education
  • We demand that all institutions are closed

Self Advocacy Matters

Self advocacy matters because:

  • we want to be heard
  • we have a voice
  • it helps you be safe and not be taken advantage of
  • you need to know your rights so you can exercise them
  • everyone should be listened to and respected
  • it’s important to help people stand up for themselves
  • you have your say in your community work/school/home
  • you can get the help you want, when you want and need it
  • you learn about your rights so you can teach others what you know and build their skills


“Come and join our groups!”

“We’re friendly and want to get to know you.”


Speak Out The Year in Focus

Speak Out North West Self Advocacy Group

: Judy, Sonia and Kiara
Phone:  03 64319333
Email:  selfadvocacy@speakoutadvocacy.org
Address: 2 Spring Street, Burnie, TAS 7320

Meeting Times

We hold meetings every 2nd Wednesday of each month
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Meeting Location

The Burnie Greens,
15 Fidler St Cooee,

Speak Out North Self Advocacy Group


Contact: Dominique and Brad
Phone:  03 63432022
Email: launceston@speakoutadvocacy.org
Address:  59D Amy Rd Launceston TAS 7250

Meeting Times

We hold meetings every 2nd Wednesday of each month

Meeting Location

The Iron Horse Bar and Grill,
468 Westbury Road,
Prospect Vale TAS

Speak Out South Self Advocacy Group


Contact: Jenny, Lorraine and Leanne
Phone:  03 62312344
Email: admin@speakoutadvocacy.org
Address: 168 Collins St Hobart TAS 7000      

Meeting Times

We hold meetings every 2nd Wednesday of each month

Meeting Location

The Glenorchy Football Club Rooms,
Anfield St, 
Glenorchy TAS

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