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East Gippsland Shire Council's Disability Advisory Committee, disability planning, policy and information.
Disability Advisory Committee (DAC)

The Disability Advisory Committee known as the 'DAC' is a voluntary advisory committee to Council and the community. It provides advice on things that matter to people with a disability in East Gippsland. It seeks to maximise the contribution being made by council and its partners by working with a common agenda to create a more inclusive and accessible region.

The Committee is made up of people with a disability, people who are family members or carers of a person with a disability, and service providers. It also includes Councillors and council staff. The members draw on their knowledge and experience to advise and help council consult and engage with the community on its plans, strategies and investments relating to improving access and inclusion.

The Committee is voluntary and meets bimonthly. Appointment is for a two-year period. Please refer to the Disability Advisory Committee Terms of Reference (PDF 300KB) for a detailed overview of its scope and activities.

For more information please contact council’s Rural Access Project Officer on 5153 9500 or email feedback@egipps.vic.gov.au

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of interest are being sort for community members looking to join the Disability Advisory Committee in the current term 2020/21.  

The Committee’s main goal is to represent the community and to give advice to Council on access and inclusion issues. 

Council is looking for people with a lived experience of disability, carers, disability sector professionals and community members. 

Committee members:

  • Contribute expertise and knowledge to the work of Council and its partners
  • Endorse Council initiatives that are related to access and inclusion
  • Participate in working groups on specific areas of Council activity
  • Respond to requests of advice by Council Officers on policies, activities, projects and plans


The Committee is voluntary and meets bimonthly. Phone-link provisions can be made to ensure remote areas of East Gippsland are represented. 

Committee members are expected to maintain standards of behaviours and practice in line with Council’s Code of Conduct for Volunteers.  

DAC Application Form 2021 Word Version

DAC Application Form 2021 PDF Version

For further information please contact the Rural Access Project Officer

Telephone: (03) 5153 9500

Email: feedback@egipps.vic.gov.au


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Disability Planning, Policy and Information

East Gippsland Diversity Access and Social Inclusion Plan (DASIP)

The DASIP aims to make East Gippsland a leader in promoting and developing communities that value diversity and encourage belonging and understanding.

In East Gippsland, diversity covers all aspects of individuals and communities identities: gender, language, ethnicity and culture, Aboriginality, abilities, where we live, age, our beliefs, socio-economic factors and sexual orientation.

Diversity is what makes our communities strong and is critical to the health and wellbeing of our residents and social and economic sustainability.

Download the Diversity Access and Social Inclusion Plan.

East Gippsland Disability Service Providers

East Gippsland Disability Service Providers and contact Details in Easy English.

The Easy English resources support people with disabilities, disability services providers, mainstream organisations and businesses to locate and access disability services in East Gippsland.

Vulnerable Persons Register

Do you know or can you identify a vulnerable person within your community? Is this person in a position to care for him or herself in time of an emergency?

See the Vulnerable Persons Register information for further details.

Recharge scheme - electric mobility devices

East Gippsland’s RECHARGE Scheme™ lets you recharge your electric scooter and wheelchair while you are away from home. This helps you plan your trip and you can feel more confident getting to and from your destination, knowing support is available.

East Gippsland recharge sites
Bairnsdale
  • Library: 22 Service Street
  • Service Centre: 24 Service Street
  • Corporate Centre: 273 Main Street
  • BARC and Forge Theatre: both are at 80 McKean Street

Lakes Entrance
  • Aquadome: 43 Palmers Road
  • Service Centre: 18 Mechanics Street
  • Visitor Information Centre: 2 Marine Parade

Omeo
  • Service Centre: 179 Day Avenue

Orbost
  • Service Centre: 1 Ruskin Street

Mallacoota
  • Service Centre: 70 Maurice Avenue

Paynesville
  • Service Centre: 55 Esplanade

More information

East Gippsland Mobility Maps

Mobility Maps have been developed for Paynesville, Mallacoota, Omeo. Orbost, Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale.

Maps encompass the CBD and provide relevant information to support people with a disability, people with reduced mobility and older people to plan their visit or access the town.  Key infrastructure and services identified in the maps include accessible toilets, accessible parking and several other features based on community feedback.

Maps can be downloaded below.

East Gippsland Mobility Maps

Mobility maps will be reviewed regularly, feedback is greatly appreciated and an important part of the updating process. For more information contact Council’s Rural Access Project Officer on 5153 9500.

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Thursday, February 11, 2021