DA was established in 2006 with the amalgamation of Disability Advocacy Service Hunter (DASH) and Advocacy Northwest (ANW). After a number of years working together, both services believed that they could provide a better service to more people with a disability by joining forces. Combined the services had 35 years experience of advocating for people with a disability. In 2016 Disability Information and Advocacy Service (DIAS) in Bathurst joined Disability Advocacy NSW to form our new Central West Region.
The service is funded to provide independent advocacy by Commonwealth Department of Social Services (DSS) and NSW Department of Family and Community Services.