Victorian Disability Advisory Council Ordinary member (identified position) | Melbourne - CBD

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Posted on 12-Feb-2021
Application Close Date: 15-Mar-2021
Melbourne - CBD
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The Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, Luke Donnellan MP is pleased to call for applications for the appointment one Council member to represent the experience of Aboriginal people with disability.

The council provides advice on policies and initiatives to increase the inclusion and participation of people with disability in the Victorian community.

As a member of the council, you have the opportunity to provide independent advice the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers.

You can apply if you are an Aboriginal person with disability or an Aboriginal person who cares for someone with disability.  You must live in Victoria.

The appointment is up to 30 July 2022. The role is remunerated.

The Victorian Disability Advisory Council also has an important role in:

  • connecting with communities
  • providing advice on the development of a new state disability plan
  • monitoring the current state disability plan.

The council meets every two months. Previously this was by face-to-face meetings in the Melbourne central business district. Currently meetings are by a virtual platform. The council also holds an annual planning day.

Overall time commitment to the Council varies based on members' availability.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate:

  • high levels of performance in their chosen endeavours
  • high standing in their communities.

Applicants should also be able to demonstrate expertise in more than one of the following areas:

  • policy context and issues relating to disability
  • strategic thinking, planning and leadership skills
  • boards or committees of management
  • accountability and governance arrangements for statutory bodies
  • effective consultation and engagement with stakeholders.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that government boards and committees reflect the composition and experiences of the Victorian community and strongly encourages applications from candidates from diverse and underrepresented groups.

The selection and remuneration of appointees to the Victorian Disability Advisory Council is in accordance with the Victorian Government's Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines.

How to apply:​

Applicants are required to register an account on the Get on Board website ( prior to applying online. ​

Applicants will need to upload a current resume and include a cover letter outlining their interest in the position.

Applicants should view all documents attached to the advertisement prior to applying. ​

If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process, please contact us on the details below.

Applicants with further enquiries or those with additional access requirements to access the documents should contact the Office for Disability by phoning 1300 880 043 (free call) use the National Relay Service 133 677 if required, or via email <>.

Applications close at 4:00pm on 15 March 2021.