Community Reference Groups

The New South Wales Electoral Commission works closely with stakeholder reference groups to ensure all electors of NSW have equal access to the democracy process.  The focus of these reference groups is to ensure that accessibility barriers to services are identified and solutions to these barriers are reflected in the programs and services.

There are currently three NSW Electoral Commission reference groups that meet face to face as required and provide ongoing feedback, guidance and information to the NSW Electoral Commission. The member organisations of each of these reference groups are listed below.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reference group

  • Aboriginal Disability Network NSW
  • Aboriginal Employment Strategy
  • National Centre of Indigenous Excellence
  • Indigenous Electoral Participation Program - Australian Electoral Commission (AEC)
  • NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group
  • National Indigenous Youth Parliament Representative
  • NSW Aboriginal Land Council
  • Family and Community Services Aboriginal Affairs NSW
  • Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW
  • Local Government NSW
  • NSW Ombudsman

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Reference Group

  • Arab Councils of Australia
  • Australian Chinese Community Association of NSW
  • Community Migrant Resource Centre
  • Ethnic Community Council of NSW
  • Greek Welfare Centre
  • Local Community Services Association
  • Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW
  • Multicultural Youth affairs Network  [MYAN]
  • Settlement Council of Australia
  • Sydney Multicultural Community Services
  • TAFE Multicultural Engagement program
  • Vietnamese Community in Australia – NSW chapter
  • National Ethnic Disability Alliance
  • Diversity Services (NSW Department of Justice)
  • Multicultural NSW

Disability Reference Group

  • Aboriginal Disability Network New South Wales
  • Blind Citizens Australia
  • Carers NSW
  • Council of Social services of NSW
  • Deaf Society of NSW
  • Deafness Forum Australia
  • Mental Health Association NSW Inc.
  • Mental Health Coordinating Council
  • Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW
  • National Ethnic Disability Alliance
  • NSW Council for Intellectual Disability
  • NSW Disability Discrimination Legal Centre
  • People with Disability Australia Inc.
  • Physical Disability Australia
  • Physical Disability Council NSW
  • Self Help for Hard of Hearing People
  • Vision Australia
  • Synapse NSW
  • Local Government NSW