Apply now to join our Inclusion (Disability) Advisory Panel

Your lived experience and advice can help make Sydney more inclusive and accessible for people with disability.

We’re seeking people with lived experience of disability and mental health conditions to join the City of Sydney’s Inclusion (Disability) Advisory Panel.

Family members, carers, academics and professionals who live, work or visit the local area are also encouraged to apply.

We’ll select 6 new members for a membership term of up to 3 years. Be sure to apply by 5pm on Monday 11 October.

We’re seeking people with lived experience of disability to join our Inclusion (Disability) Advisory Panel

The panel provides strategic, expert and impartial advice to the City of Sydney. It helps develop, implement, monitor and review our policies, strategies and plans to improve the inclusion of people with disability.

People with disability from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, young people, older people, people from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, and people from LGBTIQ communities.

Sabrina Houssami, chair of the current Inclusion (Disability) Advisory Panel is keen to see more people with lived experience apply.

Sabrina Houssami, chair of the Inclusion (Disability) Advisory Panel

"It’s delightful to chair a panel with such unique expertise, with many of us identifying as a person with a disability. I have a severe hearing impairment as well as Type 2 bipolar disorder, and I work in the talent acquisition space.”

To ensure that people with disability can fully participate in the meetings, supports such as Auslan interpreters, live captioning and meeting papers in alternative formats can be provided to members.

You can apply in a range of formats including videos in Auslan, Easy Read and large print applications, and over the phone with one of our City of Sydney team members.

Current panel member Tara Elliffe has this advice to potential applicants: “Have a go! Don’t be afraid to share your experience.”

Tara Elliffe, Inclusion (Disability) Advisory Panel member

Join an online information session before you apply

If you’d like to learn more about the panel and how to apply, register for our 1-hour online info session on Wednesday 22 September at 5:30pm.

You’ll have the opportunity to hear from current panel members about their experiences on the panel and ask questions about the application process.

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