About APIDS

What We Do

Australia Pacific Islands Disability support is a not-for-profit organisation that supports people with disabilities and Disabled Peoples’ Organisations (DPOs) in the Pacific.

We facilitate voluntary work by Australian professionals to assist with the expertise required by relevant organisations in the Pacific Islands.

We raise funds from Australian and international public, private and government sources.

We advocate to the Australian government to raise the priority of funding for disability organisations in the Pacific Islands.

We respond where possible to other opportunities to support people with disabilities and DPOs in the Pacific.

Our purpose

Our vision is the alleviation of poverty of people with disabilities in the Pacific Islands.

To achieve this purpose we:

  • Collect information from and share information with people with disabilities in the Pacific Islands.
  • Improve the knowledge and physical resources of people with disabilities and promote their integration into society.
  • Educate the Australian community on issues of people with disabilities in the Pacific Islands.
  • Initiate sustainable projects that will improve the quality of life for current and future generations
  • Raise funds from public, private and government sources in Australia and internationally. The maximum amount of funds raised by the organisation will be sent to people with disabilities organisations in the Pacific Islands.
  • Act as a broker between organisations in Australia who wish to support people with disabilities and Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) in the Pacific.
  • Facilitate voluntary work by Australian professionals to assist with the expertise required by relevant organisations in the Pacific Islands.
  • Advocate to the Australian government to raise the priority of disability funding in the Pacific Islands.

You can find out more in our constitution.