2019 Board Election

Two people are sitting at a long white table. On the left is Bonnie Millen and right is Matthew Boweden. They both are sitting at the table, holding their hand up and smiling.
Bonnie Millen and Matthew Bowden at a PWDA Annual General Meeting

Every year, PWDA members elect a Board of people with disability who lead our organisation. The Board of Directors of PWDA is the voice of our members.

We’ve received 24 nominations for three Director positions, which means there will need to be an election. PWDA uses a preferential voting system, so you’ll be able to number candidates in order. Instructions will be included in the online and postal ballots.

Voting will open soon – we’ll keep you updated.

Candidate information is now available on our website so you can start to think about who you will be voting for to represent you.

Please note that PWDA staff and official PWDA social media accounts do not endorse candidates or participate in campaigning.

Membership Register

To ensure the integrity of the election process, PWDA’s membership register was ‘closed’ at 5pm on Tuesday 17 September 2019 and will remain closed until the election process is completed. Membership applications received during this time will be processed as usual but voting rights will not be granted until after the election process is complete.

If you’re not sure whether you are a member, please contact us.

The Role of a Director

The Board of Directors of PWDA is the voice of our members.  The Board’s job is to speak with and for people with disability and to govern the organisation.

PWDA is a large organisation with many staff and responsibilities.  Our work includes advocacy, representation and implementing projects.  We also raise awareness, including through the media, about issues facing people with different kinds of disability across Australia as well as overseas.

The members of PWDA elect Directors to represent them to lead the organisation. The Directors do this by:

  • Ensuring we are the voice of and for people with disability;
  • Setting strategic goals and a way forward;
  • Making sure our money is spent wisely; and
  • Employing staff to do our work.

You can view the full position description of a Director here.