Join our advisory committees for elders and disability

Published on 27 February 2023


Would you like to help Mornington Peninsula Shire create a more inclusive community? We may have the opportunity for you!
We’re currently looking for expressions of interest for new members to join our Peninsula Advisory Committee for Elders and our Disability Advisory Committee.
The Peninsula Advisory Committee for Elders (PACE) is a committee of the Shire whose purpose is to advocate, advise and make recommendations to Council on creating age friendly communities for older people on the Peninsula. PACE has been running since 2006 and meets around 8 to 10 times a year (in person and online).

The Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) is a committee of the Shire whose purpose is to advocate, advise and make recommendations to Council on issues impacting people with disability in the community. DAC has been running for 9 years and meets 8 to 10 times a year (in person and online).
Community members who would like to join need to meet the below criteria:

PACE membership criteria:

  • Must be over 50 years of age.
  • Live full-time or part-time on the Peninsula.
  • Have an interest in positive ageing.

DAC membership criteria:

  • You have lived experience of disability.
  • You care for or have family members with a disability.
  • Are a disability service provider.


Submissions are now open and close 5pm, Monday 27 March 2023.

Visit to complete the form.

Hard copy forms are available upon request at our Customer Service Centres.
If you have any questions or need assistance to complete the form, please email

Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Steve Holland:
“We’re looking for local people with lived experience of disability to advise Council on how we can improve access and inclusion and make the Peninsula better for everyone. We’re committed to making our Peninsula accessible and welcoming for everyone who lives or visits here.”
Quote attributable to Peninsula Advisory Committee for Elders delegate Councillor Lisa Dixon:

“We recognise the importance of ensuring local services meet the needs of an ageing community. Who better placed then our older community to provide input into planning and policy to achieve an age friendly community? I encourage those eligible community members to join our committee and help make change.”

Quote attributable to Disability Advisory Committee delegate Councillor Susan Bissinger:
“With at least one in five people across the Peninsula living with a disability, the Disability Advisory Committee works hard to enhance community awareness, inclusiveness and resilience by responding to challenges and creating new opportunities with and for people living with a disability.
We need your input, as this is a great way for Council to hear about and respond to the challenges that people living with disabilities face in their daily lives by addressing issues like accessibility, infrastructure, amenities and inclusion.”



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