Becoming a member

Members are appointed to the Disability Council by the Governor of NSW on the recommendation of the State Government’s Minister for Disability Services following Cabinet approval.

The recruitment of members is undertaken in accordance with the procedures outlined in the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet’s NSW Government Boards and Committees Guidelines and Appointment Standards for Boards and Committees in the NSW Public Sector.

The Disability Inclusion Act 2014 requires that the majority of the members of Council are to be people with disability. The Council has a diverse membership which includes people with a range of skills, experience and qualities, a lived disability experience and reflects the diversity in the community.

Calls for expressions of interest for Council membership are publicised through website and newspaper advertisements, and will be advertised on the Disability Council section of this website when vacancies become available.

For information about Council membership and how to apply contact the Disability Council at:

Last updated:

07 Sep 2022

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