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Australia*

General Country Information
Capital: Canberra
Population: 21,515,754 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Federal Parliamentary Democracy / Constitutional Monarchy

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 9.37 million (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 22.12 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 11.756 million (2009)
Internet users: 15.17 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.65
World Rank 2005/2006: 22

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

National Disability Action Plan
National Disability Strategy (2010
2020)
http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/sa/disability/progserv/govtint/Pages/nds.aspx#1

Web Accessibility Policy Making: Perspective on Australia
Download the G3ict White Paper

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Australian Association of the Deaf (AAD)
Suite 513, 149 Castlereagh Street,
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia
Tel: +61-02-9286-3944
TTY: +61-02-9286-3933

Australia Deaf Blind Council
Jeree Milroy, Administrative Officer
http://deafblind.org.au/
Email: info@deafblind.org.au  
Tel: +61-3-9882-8596

Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET)
University of Tasmania
Locked Bag 1313
Launceston, Tas 7250
Australia
http://www.adcet.edu.au
Email: ADCET.Admin@utas.edu.au
Tel: +61-03-6324-3615

Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) - DPI National Assembly
Frank Hall-Bentick, Less Hall
2nd Floor, Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Australia
http://www.afdo.org.au
Email: office@afdo.org.au
Tel:
+61-3-9662-3324
TTY:
+61-3-9662-3724
Fax:
+61-3-9662-3325

Australian Learning Disability Association (ALDA)
http://www.adcet.edu.au/Alda
Email: minfo@postoffice.utas.edu.au

Australian Quadriplegic Association (AQA)
440 Heidelberg Road,
Fairfield, Victoria 3078

Australia
http://www.aqavic.org.au

Email: admin@aqavic.org.au
Tel:
+61-03-9489-0777
Toll free: 1800-999-128
Fax:
+61-3-9482-4371

Blind Citizens Australia (BCA)
Ross House, Level 3, 247-251 Flinders Lane,
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Australia
http://www.bca.org.au
Email: bca@bca.org.au
Tel +61-3-9654-1400
Toll free: 1800-033-660
Fax: +61-3-9650-3200

Blind Welfare Association of South Australia
1 Cameron Avenue Gilles Plains,
PO Box 163, Greenacres SA 5086
http://www.blindwelfare.org.au
Email: info@blindwelfare.org.au
Tel: +61-08-8367-6088
Fax: +61-08-8369-0063

Brain Injury Australia (BIA)
Suite 5, Hodson Building,
Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney,
241 Morrison Rd, Putney NSW 2112
Australia
http://bia.net.au
Email: admin@braininjuryaustralia.org.au

Tel: +61-2-9808-9390
Toll free: 1800 BRAIN1 (1800 272 461)

Brain Injury Network of Southern Australia Inc (BINSA)
70 Light Square
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia
http://www.binsa.org
Email: info@binsa.org
Tel:
+61-8-8217-7600
Fax:
+61-8-8211-8164

CBM Australia (CBM)
56 Rutland Road,
Box Hill, Victoria 3128
Australia
http://www.cbm.org.au
Tel: +61-3-8843-4500
Fax: +61-3-8843-4545
Toll free: 1800-678-069

Deaf Australia
271a Stafford Road, Stafford,
Queensland 5053
Australia
http://www.deafaustralia.org.au
Email: info@deafau.org.au
Tel: +61-7-33578266
Fax: +61-7-33578377
TTY: +61-7-33578277

Disability Advocacy NSW (DA)
Suite 3, Level 1
408 King St.
Newcastle West NSW 2302
Australia
http://www.da.org.au
Email: da@da.org.au
Tel: +61-2-4927-0111 / 1300-365-085

Fax:
+61-2-4927-0114

Deaf Children Australia
597 St. Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria 8008
Australia
http://www.deafchildrenaustralia.org.au
Email:
melbourne.reception@deafchildren.org.au
Tel: +61-3-9539-5300
Fax: +61-3-9525-2595
TTY: +61-3-9510-7143

Deaf Services Queensland
915 Ipswich Road,
Moorooka QLD 4105
Australia
http://www.deafservicesqld.org.au/
Email: dsq@deafsq.org.au
Tel: +61-7-38928500
Fax: +61-7-33928511
TTY: +61-7-38928501

Information on Disability-Equipment Access Services (IDEAS INC)
53 Merivale Street,  
Tumut NSW 2720
Australia
http://www.ideas.org.au
Email: ideas@ideas.org.au
Toll free: 1800 029 904
TTY:
+61-2-6947-3377
Fax:
+61-2-6947-3723

Macquarie University Accessibility Services (MQAS)
Level 2, C8A Lincoln Building
Macquarie University
http://www.mq.edu.au/ltc/mqas/
Tel: +61-02-9850-7497
TTY: +61-02-9850-6493

Multiple Sclerosis Australia (MS Australia)
Level 26 Northpoint
100 Miller Street
North Sydney NSW 2060
http://www.msaustralia.org.au
Email: info@msaustralia.org.au
Tel: +61-2-8484-1315

National Council on Intellectual Disability (NCID)
P.O. Box 771
Mawson ACT 2607
Australia
http://www.ncid.org.au
Email: ncid@ncid.org.au
Tel: +61-2-6296-4400
Fax: +61-2-6231-7319

National Disability Services
National Disability Services Limited
ABN 52 008 445 485
Locked Bag 3002
DEAKIN WEST ACT 2600
33 Thesiger Court
Australia
http://www.nds.org.au
Email nds@nds.org.au
Tel:
+61-2-6283-3200      
Fax:
+61-2-6281-3488

National Institute of Deaf Studies and Sign Language (NIDS)
Faculty of Health Sciences
La Trobe University, Victoria 3086
Australia
http://www.latrobe.edu.au
Tel: 1300 135 045

NSW Australian Association of the Deaf
PO Box 3991, Parramatta, NSW 2125
Email: nswad_inc@hotmail.com
TTY: +61-2-9286-3911

People with Disability (PWD) Australia
Email: pwd@pwd.org.au
Tel: +61-2-93703100
Toll Free: 1800-422-015
Fax: +61-2-93181372
TTY: +61-2-93182138
TTY Toll Free: 1800-422-016

QLD Australian Association of the Deaf
PO Box 6251, Fairfield Gardens, QLD 4103
Tel: +61-07-3892-4562
Fax: +61-07-3000-7601

SA Australian Association of the Deaf
C/- 262 South Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000
Email: saasincorp@hotmail.com
Tel: +61-08-8207-8805
Fax: +61-08-8262-2985
TTY: +61-08-8207-8806

The Royal Society for the Blind of Southern Australia (RSB)
Knapman House
230 Pirie Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Australia
http://www.rsb.org.au
Email: atc@rsb.org.au (adaptive technology centre)
Tel: +61-8-8417-5599
Fax: +61-8-8232-2177 / +61-8-8232-4807

Victorian Deaf Society (VICDEAF)
Level 4, 340 Albert Street
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Australia
http://www.vicdeaf.com.au
Email: info@vicdeaf.com.au
Tel: +61-3-9473-1111
Toll free TTY: 1300 780 235
Fax: +61-3-9473-1122

Vision Australia
2nd Fl, 22 East Row, Canberra ACT 2601
http://visionaustralia.org
Email: info@visionaustralia.org
Tel: 1300-84-7466
TTY:
+61-2-9334-3260
Fax:
1300-847-329

Western Australian Association of the Deaf Inc.
Deaf Community Centre
46/5 Aberdeen Street
East Perth, WA, 6004
http://www.waad.org.au

Email: info@waad.org.au

Western Australian Deaf Society Inc.
Suite 46/5 Aberdeen Street
East Perth WA 6004
http://www.wadeaf.org.au/index.php?id=6
Email: info@wadeaf.org.au
Tel: +61-8-94412677
TTY: +61-8-94412655
Fax: +61-8-9441-2655

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA)
P.O. Box 605 Rosny Park
Tasmania 7018
Australia
http://www.wwda.org.au
Email: wwda@wwda.org.au
Tel: +61-3-6244-8288
Fax: +61-3-6244-8255