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Victorian State Election 2018: Act for Autism

The Victorian State election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018.

In the lead up to the election, Amaze is working hard to let election candidates know what they can do (if elected) to make Victoria “The Autism State”. We want Victoria to be a leader in creating a more inclusive and supportive Victoria for all autistic people and their families/carers.

  Amaze’s Election Manifesto




Amaze has worked with autistic people, their families and supporters to develop 10 Top Priorities that need to be delivered to create positive change for the autism community and make Victoria “The Autism State”.

  1. Launch an autism public education campaign
  2. Assessment and diagnosis
  3. Autism-appropriate education
  4. Increase autistic employment
  5. Mental health
  6. Respond to needs of autistic women and girls
  7. Create ‘autism friendly’ places
  8. NDIS
  9. Justice
  10. Expand autism information services

Read more about these priorities and the action that needs to be taken in Amaze’s 2018 State Election Manifesto.

  Download the Manifesto [PDF, 1MB]
  Download the Manifesto summary [PDF, 218KB]


The scorecard

Amaze’s election scorecard is in! We asked the Labor, Liberal, Greens and Reason parties to respond to Amaze’s Top 10 Election Priorities. Click the link below to download the Scorecard and see how each party has committed to acting for autism.
  Download the Scorecard [PDF, 1MB]


  Get involved now!




The best way for candidates to understand autism and the changes needed to shape a better future for autistic Victorians is to hear real stories from their community.

Candidates need to hear your experiences: how autism impacts your life, the challenges and barriers you face, your strengths and successes, the differences the right support can make. They need to know your dreams for the future and what they could do, if elected, to improve your lives.

Amaze’s Election Toolkit is a step-by-step guide for contacting candidates and having conversations that create change. Download it below to get practical tips and templates for contacting your local candidates and sharing your story.

  Download the Toolkit: Act for Autism [PDF, 979KB]

Who are my local candidates? 

Contacting my candidates: templates

For advice on preparing for face-to-face meetings or phone calls, please download the Toolkit


I want to act for autism, but I need support

If you want to become a community advocate for autism, we’re here to help!

Whether you have a special interest in one issue or want to tackle all of the Top 10 Priorities, Amaze can support you by providing information and advice to you as you meet with candidates and MPs.

To find out more, please contact Braedan Hogan on 03 9657 1600 or