Disability Advisory Committee

Diverse group of disability advocates

Yarra's Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) 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?

In early 2022 nominations were sought to join the DAC. We will be in touch with successful applicants soon. 

The following Councillors were appointed to the committee in November 2021 for a one year term:

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.