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Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) is the national peak body which represents children and young people (aged 0-25) with disability. CYDA is a not for profit, community organisation.

CYDA receives its core funding under the Commonwealth Department of Social Services national secretariat program. CYDA has also received project funding from the Department of Social Services to provide information, referral and systemic advocacy regarding the experiences of children with disability in relation to the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

CYDA provides a link between the direct experiences of children and young people with disability and their families to federal government and other key stakeholders.


Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Friday 7 December 2018 at 10.00am AEDT. The meeting will be held via teleconference.

As per our Constitution (Rule 13.3 (a)), Nominations for the CYDA Board are called for.

Theresa Duncombe (NSW) and Jocelyn Neumueller (SA) who will retire from office in accordance with the Constitution will be standing for re-election at the Annual General Meeting.

Nominations are invited for representatives from Northern Territory, Queensland and Tasmania.

Nominees must have been Full Members for at least two years at the time of nomination.

It is desirable that prospective Board members have experience or specific skills in one or more of the following areas: disability, governance, accounting, policy, marketing, public relations, promotions, fundraising, and/or management.

As per the CYDA Constitution, nominations must be:

  • made in writing; signed by one member other than the candidate;
  • accompanied by a short biographical statement and the written consent of the candidate (which may be endorsed on the form of nomination);
  • delivered to the Secretary at the company‚Äôs office, 20 Derby Street Collingwood by COB Friday 2 November 2018.

If you are interested in nominating, please contact Stephanie Gotlib, CEO, for a position description and nomination form on 03 9417 1025, 1800 222 660 (regional and interstate callers) or at [email protected]

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Media Inquiries

Contact Stephanie Gotlib
Chief Executive Officer
03 9417 1025
[email protected]