The NSW Minister for Disability Services, the Hon. Andrew Constance MP, would be pleased to receive nominations for membership of the NSW Disability Council for a term of up to four years duration. The Minister seeks to appoint up to a maximum of 6 members to the NSW Disability Council.
The NSW Disability Council is the official adviser to the NSW Government on issues affecting people with a disability, their families and carers.
The Minister values the diversity of membership on the NSW Disability Council and strongly welcomes applications from people with a disability from diverse cultural backgrounds, from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities and from regional, rural and remote NSW.
Appointment to the NSW Disability Council will be made on the basis that applicants can demonstrate that they meet at least two of the following criteria:
- Personal experience of disability, as a person with a disability or as a family member or carer of a person with a disability;
- Knowledge, skills and experience in policy development, delivering disability services, providing advice to government and/or driving change in disability or other social policy areas;
- Commitment to participation within networks that enable the development and dissemination of sound advice based on community contact;
- Expertise, knowledge or experience in relation to one or more of the following: Aboriginal people with a disability; People with a disability in regional, rural or remote communities; and People with a disability from CALD backgrounds.
The Council usually meets on a monthly basis in the Sydney office.
Members receive attendance fees and out of pocket expenses for approved participation in meetings and events in accordance with the remuneration guidelines of NSW Premier and Cabinet for NSW Board and Committee members.
Further information: For an information package on how to apply for membership, please contact
Adam Bannon, Project Officer, NSW Disability Council:
Level 19, 323 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone: (02) 8217 2805
For additional information about the work of the NSW Disability Council contact
Melinda Savvides, Executive Officer, NSW Disability Council:
Telephone: (02) 8217 2809