What is Self Advocacy?

Self Advocacy is about speaking up about your rights and the services and supports you may want or need. It's about having a say about things that are important to you to make change happen.

 SAWA supported by PWdWA has secured an extension of time and additional funding from the Individual Capacity Building Program Grant Round 2019-20 for the Self Advocacy WA (SAWA) Capacity Building Project to June 2024.  

 The intention of this project is to provide the opportunity for SAWA Members to:

- Further develop skills in co-designing and co-facilitating meetings and forums, connecting with SAWA members, using social media and attending forums.

- Review and provide information on self advocacy in relation to individual and group issues.

- Connect and network with other organisations that do peer support.

Free Membership

You can become a member of Self Advocacy WA (SAWA) if you are:

  • A person with disability living in Western Australia
  • At least 15 years old

To register your membership, please contact us by email or phone

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 08 9420 7279
Country: 1800 193 331

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service on 133 677. 

Membership Activities

SAWA runs meetings, workshops and forums on topics that are important to members; such as access to employment, health services, housing, transport, justice, support services and the NDIS. SAWA members also enjoy social activities and events. 
The SAWA Advisory Committee will meet approximately six times between May 2023 and June 2024. The meetings will be 90 minutes each time during the project. The committee is voluntary and supported by a paid project officer who will coordinate SAWA Advisory Committee meetings, workshops, events and material development.  
The following meetings will be 10.30 am – 12.00 pm:
7 February 2024
12 March 2024