State disability plan 2021-2025 consultation
Making Victoria more inclusive of people with disability is vital to our communities and our economy. The state disability plan sets out the blueprint for how we will work across government to achieve this.
Victoria has a proud history of championing the inclusion and rights of people with disability. The Victorian Government wants the next state disability plan to continue to create more opportunities for people with disability and to drive lasting positive change.
Consultation on the new plan commenced on 3 December 2019 however was paused in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Consultation formally re-commenced on International Day, 2020 with public engagement restarting in April 2021.
What did consultation involve
To inform development of the next state disability plan, we spoke to people with lived experience of disability, disability organisations and other experts. This included:
- 11 online public forums
- 29 targeted meetings with peak bodies and disability organisations
- Engagement with six hard to reach or underserviced groups and communities.
We also received more than 75 written submissions from individuals and organisations.
We will soon publish outcomes from consultations which shows the themes that were identified.
Before we paused consultation in March 2020, we hosted two metropolitan and one regional forum.
You can look at graphic recordings of two metropolitan meetings that we ran in March 2020:
To help get your feedback, we posted a series of discussion forums relating to parts of the consultation paper.
You can have a look at the seven discussion forums here.
Braille hard copies are available on request.
All audio files can be found here.