People with Disability
People with Disability
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 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 disability, people who are family members or carers of a person with 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 for a detailed overview of its scope and activities.

For further information, contact Manager Community Programs & Engagement

Telephone: (03) 5153 9500


Disability Advisory Committee - callout for members

Applications are being sought from community members looking to join the Disability Advisory Committee in the next term from 2024 to 2026.  

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. Meetings are held face-to-face at the Bairnsdale Library and together online via Microsoft Teams.

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

 To apply, download an application form

For further information, contact the Rural Access Project Officer

Telephone: (03) 5153 9500



Privacy Statement

East Gippsland Shire Council asks for details about you to collect rates, approve permits and licences, and run a range of community services. The information you give to us on this form is used only for the reasons set out in the form and is not given to anybody else. Sometimes we may supply details about you to someone else, but only if we are allowed by law, or to protect someone or property.

When information is given out, Council will always try to make sure your privacy is protected in line with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014. You may ask for more information about Council’s Privacy Policy by contacting our Information Privacy Officer on (03) 5153 9500 ore-mail

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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
  • Library: 22 Service Street
  • Corporate Centre: 273 Main Street
  • BARC and Forge Theatre: 80 McKean Street

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

  • Service Centre: 179 Day Avenue

  • Service Centre: 1 Ruskin Street

  • Service Centre: 70 Maurice Avenue

  • Service Centre: 55 Esplanade

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