Queensland Disability Advisory Council

The Queensland Disability Advisory Council is a key channel for independent advice to the Minister on a range of disability and related matters that affect the broader community.

The council is representative of the community and currently includes people with disability, family members, carers, as well as members from community organisations and disability service providers.

Council term

The current council term is to 30 June 2022. Recruitment of the next council term is currently being finalised and will be announced shortly.

Council members

Eligible members are remunerated for attendance at official council meetings and all members are reimbursed for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses associated with participating in official council meeting in accordance with the Remuneration Procedures for Part-time Chairs and Members of Queensland Government Bodies (PDF).

The council is established under the Disability Services Act 2006 (the Act) and members are appointed by the Queensland Government to advise the Minister on disability-related issues.

Council activities

Activities of the council include:

  • attending meetings
  • providing advice on disability-related issues
  • consulting with people with disability and mainstream and disability sector organisations
  • reviewing and advising on government policies and programs to reflect the views of Queenslanders with disability
  • undertaking other activities as requested by the Minister.

In between official meetings, usually held 4 times per year, members may be invited to contribute to out-of-session consultations or working groups to address particular issues.

Meetings are usually held in Brisbane; however, online forums also occur.

Contact

For more information contact QDACsecretariat@dsdsatsip.qld.gov.au.