Disability Reference Group (DRG)

WE MAKE INCLUSION HAPPEN by listening to advice from people with disability, their carers and supporters, and acknowledging them as experts in inclusion.


The ACT Disability Reference Group (DRG), formerly known as the ACT Disability Expert Panel, is an advisory group that works to ensure the ACT Government is aware of the issues which affect people with disability in the ACT.

The DRG also advises the ACT Government on ways in which the ACT can be a more inclusive community for people with disability. Members of the Reference Group draw on their own experience and their broader engagement with people with disability, as their carers and service providers to provide that advice. 

The work of the DRG is underpinned by the policy outcome areas of the National Disability Strategy, which provides the framework for governments to engage people with disability in the development of policies, programs and initiatives that affect them.

National Disability Strategy 2010-2020.  

 For more information on the DRG, go to the Community Services Directorate website


See Dougie Herd, Chair of the Disability Reference Group, talk about the work of the Disability Reference Group and the recruitment process on Youtube:


Further information on the Disability Reference Group

Disability Reference Group 

Terms of Reference


Group Work Plan