Disability Advisory Committee

Yarra's Disability Advisory Committee provides advice and support to us on how we can improve the wellbeing of people with disability and their carers.

For more than 20 years, the Disability Advisory Committee has played a pivotal role in making sure people with disability in Yarra have access to programs and services. The committee strives to ensure accessibility is front of mind when it comes to Council decision-making.

What does the committee do?

The committee may provide advice and be consulted on the following:

  • The provision of forums for the discussion of contemporary issues affecting the well-being of people with disabilities and their carers;
  • Any proposed strategies, programs, services and initiatives developed by all levels of Government and Non-Government Organisations to respond to access and inclusion issues;
  • Community development initiatives across the City of Yarra;
  • Systemic advocacy issues;
  • Development, implementation and review of Council’s Access and Inclusion Policy and Strategy;
  • Review of Council’s plans, strategies and policies;
  • Accessible and inclusive Council services, programs and events;
  • Council’s major capital works and infrastructure;
  • Influence community attitude and perceptions

Who are the committee members?

The following Councillors have been appointed to the committee for 2024:

In addition to the appointed Councillors, membership comprises 12 community members reflect the widest access and inclusion perspectives of people with a disability, and their families and carers.

Terms of reference

You can download and read the Disability Advisory Committee Terms of Reference


Summaries of the minutes of meetings of the Disability Advisory Committee are available for download below.

Further minutes are uploaded to this page as they become available.