Become a Speaker

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Are you interested to be a public speaker?

Check out some of what we are looking for.

Our ideal public speaker:

  • Passionate about the rights of people with a disability and their carers;
  • or an older person (over 65) who also has a lived experience of disability, or is passionate about the rights and issues of older people, For Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders, people who are 55 and over
  • Is focused, clear-thinking and self-motivated
  • Not fazed by awkward, misguided, or otherwise inappropriate questions, or statements, and able to respond to these in a non-antagonistic (friendly) manner
  • Willing and able to appropriately self-disclose information about their own life experiences
  • Is prepared to challenge their own beliefs and assumptions and is open to new ideas and perspectives
  • Accepts that their audience may be hostile and or antagonistic to them, and their views
  • Knows how to operate a personal computer
  • Likes to meet and work with people!

Time Commitment

  • Variable and intermittent
  • Attendance at compulsory training sessions

 Skills you will develop

  • Improve your general communication skills
  • Gain confidence and experience at public speaking
  • Develop skills in collaborative group work and improve your interpersonal skills
  • Awareness of ethics and boundary setting
  • Learn to adapt your presentation for various audience
  • Tips on topics such as addressing small groups

If you would like to apply as a volunteer – speaker, you may email the Project Officer at click on the link then download, print the form and send it back via email or by post to

Speakers Bank

1 Little David St.

Yarraville 3013