Members, Public Transport Access Committee | Melbourne - CBD

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Posted on 26-Nov-2019
Application Close Date: 23-Dec-2019
Melbourne - CBD
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Public Transport Access Committee

Applications invited for membership of the Public Transport Access Committee

The Victorian Government is committed to building an inclusive community where everyone can reach their full potential. We want to ensure that people with disability can access public transport and connect with life.

The Minister for Public Transport, The Hon. Melissa Horne MP, is seeking applications for members to the Public Transport Access Committee (PTAC).

PTAC's aim is to be a leading source of advice to the Minister for Public Transport on how to improve the accessibility of Victorian public transport system. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the work of PTAC and to Victoria's accessibility and inclusion.

PTAC will:

  • Identify current, emerging and/or potential public transport accessibility issues affecting or likely to affect people with disability or with mobility issues from a growing, more diverse and ageing Victoria.
  • Engage broadly with relevant organisations and peak bodies, government agencies and the broader community in identifying and investigating public transport accessibility issues.
  • Provide accessibility advice on key public transport projects, initiatives, policies and strategies.
  • Investigate any matters relating to public transport accessibility referred by the Minister for Public Transport, the Minister for Public Transport Infrastructure or their department.


Successful candidates will be appointed as PTAC members for a period of up to 24 months by the Minister for Public Transport.

PTAC will operate on a rotating chairpersonship. Per quarter, PTAC members will elect a Chair to act in this capacity.

Applications are sought from Victorian residents who:

  • have a disability, mobility issues, are an older person and/or part of a vulnerable group
  • have demonstrated high levels of performance in their fields of endeavour and/or
  • are highly regarded in their community.

Capacity to engage with stakeholders to analyse issues, balance competing interests and advocate with evidence is highly regarded.

Working knowledge of the statutory requirements and relevant federal regulatory framework would be desirable (this refers to the framework under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 and the Premises Standards 2010).

An information pack for applicants regarding the position is available on the Victorian Government's “Get on Board” website, on

Applications close Monday 23 December 2019.

For further information about the appointment please contact David Simmonds A/ Director, Inclusive Public Transport Unit on phone 0409 528 859 or using the National Relay Service 133 677 if required, or by email



Appointments to Victorian government entities reflect, as far as practicable, the diversity of the Victorian community.

It is Government policy that no less than 50 percent of all appointments to paid Victorian Government boards and Victorian courts be women. Appointments to Victorian Government entities should, as far as practicable, reflect the diversity of the Victorian community and draw interest from a range of community members and geographic areas. Women, Aboriginal Victorians, young people, people with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people are encouraged to apply.