Ipswich Regional Advocacy Service Inc. (IRASI) advocates and supports people to uphold their human and legal rights.​ Taking a person-centred approach, IRASI assists the most vulnerable and marginalised people in the community to make informed decisions about their lives.  ​


Our footprint extends from the Ipswich Local Government Area (LGA) to inner South West LGA's of Lockyer, Scenic Rim, and Somerset.


See below for some regional data:


A not-for-profit organisation, IRASI gratefully acknowledges funding from the Department of Housing and Public Works; Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors; & Qld Health.


Our Management Guidelines 

  • Compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and standards;

  • Effective strategic planning;

  • Risk management;

  • Consistently high service standards;

  • Honouring people through advocacy;

  • Effective communications with clients;

  • Valuing and developing employees;

  • Continuous improvement.


  Our History

  • 1991 - West Moreton Housing Resource Service incorporated

  • 2001 - Renamed Ipswich Tenancy Advocacy Services Inc (ITASI)

  • 2006 - Disability Advocacy Services to South West Region

  • 2006 - Renamed Ipswich Regional Advocacy Services Inc (IRASI)

  • 2010 - Mental Health Advocacy Service

  • 2011 - Ipswich flood impact and recovery 

  • 2012 - Lobbied to retain tenant advocacy program to 2013

  • 2013 - Facilitated 1st Under 1 Roof Ipswich collaborative

  • 2014 - Tenant advocacy cuts: skeleton staff plus volunteers

  • 2014 - Partnered 'Floresco' Community Managed Mental Health program

  • 2016 - Tenant advocacy funded through QSTARS program

  • 2017 - Adopted Quality Management System

Our Social Justice Profile

Founding membership includes: Under 1 Roof Ipswich (U1Ri); West Moreton Mental Health Collaborative (WMMHC); Ipswich Suicide Prevention and Awareness Network (ISPAN); and the Local Level Alliance (LLA).


Reception:(07) 3281 5409

email: advice@irasi.com.au

QSTARS: 1300 744 263

Disability Advocacy: (07) 3812 9944

email: advocacy@irasi.com.au

Post: PO Box 775,

Booval Fair Qld 4304

Ground Level IGIC Building, 40 South Street, IPSWICH

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