Disability Inclusion Reference Committee

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Disability Inclusion Reference Committee

We're calling for expressions of interest from members of the community who have a disability, care for someone who does or who work with people with disabilities to join its Disability Inclusion Reference Committee (DIRC).

Applications close Friday June 9, 2023 and to apply please fill out the following form Expression of Interest - Disability Inclusion Reference Committee

For more information contact Nikki Williams on 1300 002 642 or email [email protected]


What the Committee does?

The role of the Committee is to provide general advice to the City to support greater social inclusion of people with a disability.

The Committee will act as a central point for City staff and Councillors when advice is sought on matters relating to the needs and requirements of people with a disability.  The Committee will also assist the City to consider disability when developing strategies and undertaking special projects.

Who should apply to be a member?

We are looking for community members who are:

  • People with a disability;
  • Unpaid carers of people with a disability;
  • Representatives from local disability-specific agencies; or 
  • Representatives from local organisations or networks that have influence on social inclusion for people with a disability

The City of Greater Bendigo encourages applications from people with diverse cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities.

Past and outgoing members of the Committee can apply. 

To apply please fill out the following form Expression of Interest - Disability Inclusion Reference Committee.


What are the time commitments of being a member?

Members will be appointed for a 2 year term.  

Committee meetings will be held every two months.

Some preparation and reading will be required prior to meetings.

At times Committee members may be required to visit sites throughout Greater Bendigo to provide consultation and advice on City projects or major developments.

Applicants must be prepared to attend an interview as part of the selection process and, if successful, complete an induction session prior to the first meeting of the Committee.

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference provide more information about the Committee.


DIRC Minutes



September meeting - induction of new members

June - meeting was cancelled










If you would like more information about the Disability Inclusion Reference Committee please contact the Disability Inclusion team on 1300 002 642 or email [email protected]

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