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The Disability Council NSW (also known as 'the Council') was established under the Community Welfare Act 1987, and was transferred under the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 (The Act) on 3 December 2014. The Disability Inclusion Act 2014 provides a rights-based legislation framework for the Council.
The Council's main responsibilities under the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 are to:
The Council has up to 12 members, including a Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson. Each member is appointed for up to four years by the Governor of NSW on the recommendation of the State Government's Minister for Disability Services.
Members are selected to be on Council because:
The Council’s members have a variety of disabilities and backgrounds. Members include people from Aboriginal or cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD), young people and also people from rural and regional NSW. In addition, the Council includes members who are carers or family members of people with disability.
The Council is funded and resourced by the NSW Government through the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) and is supported by a secretariat team within DCJ.
The Council members meet several times a year.
Post: Disability Council NSW, Locked Bag 4028, Ashfield NSW 2131
07 Sep 2022
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.