Disability Inclusion Reference Committee

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Disability Inclusion Reference Committee

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The City of Greater Bendigo is currently seeking expressions of interest from community members interested in joining the City’s Disability Inclusion Reference Committee.

We are looking for individuals with strong community connections that reflect the diversity of people with a disability, have personal or professional experience of disability or a sound knowledge of issues that affect people with a disability in our community.

There are 12 vacant positions on the Committee.

  • 8 community members – people with disability and unpaid carer or person with disability
  • 4 representatives from a local disability-specific agency, local organisation or network that has influence on social inclusion for people with disability.

The committee will have a maximum of 18 members; 8 community representatives, 4 disability agency and local organisation representatives, and 6 representatives from the City including councillor(s).

How can you apply?

Please complete the Expression of Interest form below.

The Expression of Interest form can be provided in an alternate format upon request.

Expressions of Interest Form 

Easy English Expression of Interest information - with images

Easy English Expression of Interest information- text only

Applications must be received by Friday 23 April 2021

If you would like more information or need help to complete your Expression of Interest contact the Community Partnerships Unit on 5434 6000 or email [email protected]


What will the Committee do?

The role of the Committee is to provide general advice to the City and advocate and undertake initiatives that 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 policies and 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. 

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.


The Terms of Reference provide more information about the Committee:

Terms of Reference


If you would like more information about the Disability Inclusion Reference Committee please contact the Disability Inclusion team on 03 5434 6000 or email [email protected]

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