New Chief Accessibility Advocate

The Victorian Government is working to ensure our transport network is inclusive and accessible for all Victorians.

That’s why we’ve appointed Tricia Malowney OAM as the new Chief Accessibility Advocate to provide expert advice to government on how we can improve accessibility across all modes of transport.

The new Chief Accessibility Advocate will support the Department of Transport’s coordinated, whole-of-transport approach to accessibility, delivering better outcomes for all Victorians living with a disability, no matter how they choose to travel.

We’re delighted to welcome Tricia to this crucial role, monitoring the implementation of the department’s plans and programs to improve access and inclusion.

Tricia will also lead collaborative partnerships to amplify the voice of people with disability and be part of the department’s decision-making process in our accessibility programs. 

We look forward to working with Tricia to help us drive solutions and identify how we can make our transport network better for all Victorians. 

Meet Tricia

Tricia Malowney OAM is a proud woman with a disability and is a human rights advocate with extensive experience across disability rights and inclusion, working in health, justice and family violence sectors.

Tricia is committed to equitable access to services for all Victorians and is well connected to her community. 

As a leader in the disability community, Tricia brings valuable experience to the role. She is a senior member of the Disability Leadership Institute and is a member of the NDIS Independent Advisory Council, the Victorian NDIS Community Advisory Council and Fire Rescue Victoria Strategic Advisory Committee.

She is a board director at Melba Services and at the Urgent Action Fund for Women Asia Pacific Australia. Awarded the Medal in the Order of Australia in 2017 for her advocacy work for women with disabilities, Tricia is also an inductee in the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.