Vic Election Priorities: This survey has now concluded.

Consultation has concluded

Vision Australia regularly advocates to government, demanding better outcomes and a fairer society for people who are blind or have low vision. We are currently preparing for the next Victorian state election, which will be held on November 24th, 2018.

As a voter, you have the power to make your voice heard and we want to make sure that the issues that are important to you get the attention they deserve. Elections are one of our greatest opportunities to push for change.

Thank you to the people who participated in this survey. Your responses have helped us to improve our understanding of what you care about, what is important to you, and what you think the candidates and parties need to hear. In completing the survey you have played an important role in informing our election priorities.

Through the feedback provided by survey respondents it is evident that the majority of Victorians believe that our rights should be a high government priority. Soon, we’ll be putting in front of the major parties and candidates our Election Priorities, which will highlight the areas of greatest need for people who are blind or have low vision, as identified by our community.

These include:
• Employment – increasing employment opportunities.
• NDIS – extra support to ensure Victorians with disability are not disadvantaged by the growing challenges of the NDIS.
• Education – funding for a career counselling program that truly meets the needs of students who are blind or have low vision.
• Travel subsidies – maintaining and expanding the Multi-Purpose Taxi Program card, introducing audio announcements on buses and increasing the frequency and quality of audio announcements on trains.
• Accessible voting – adopting iVote in Victoria.

Campaigning for change has the greatest impact when we unite, especially when the voices of voters are heard leading up to an election. There are many of you who have a passion to help us campaign for change, either by sharing what matters to you with your local candidates, in the media, or spreading the word on social media. We will keep you updated on some effective ways that you can take action.

It’s always challenging to capture every priority within an election campaign – our experience shows that having a focused set of priorities is the most effective way to secure change. Some of the feedback from you and other members of the community led to additions to our Election Priorities, including improving audio announcements on trains and buses. Other feedback will help us with our existing advocacy, including the work we do to push for greater accessibility in our communities.

If you have any questions about how you can get involved, Reeni, our Campaigns Advisor is ready to hear from you at campaigns@visionaustralia.org.

Thanks again to those who shared their voice.



Vision Australia regularly advocates to government, demanding better outcomes and a fairer society for people who are blind or have low vision. We are currently preparing for the next Victorian state election, which will be held on November 24th, 2018.

As a voter, you have the power to make your voice heard and we want to make sure that the issues that are important to you get the attention they deserve. Elections are one of our greatest opportunities to push for change.

Thank you to the people who participated in this survey. Your responses have helped us to improve our understanding of what you care about, what is important to you, and what you think the candidates and parties need to hear. In completing the survey you have played an important role in informing our election priorities.

Through the feedback provided by survey respondents it is evident that the majority of Victorians believe that our rights should be a high government priority. Soon, we’ll be putting in front of the major parties and candidates our Election Priorities, which will highlight the areas of greatest need for people who are blind or have low vision, as identified by our community.

These include:
• Employment – increasing employment opportunities.
• NDIS – extra support to ensure Victorians with disability are not disadvantaged by the growing challenges of the NDIS.
• Education – funding for a career counselling program that truly meets the needs of students who are blind or have low vision.
• Travel subsidies – maintaining and expanding the Multi-Purpose Taxi Program card, introducing audio announcements on buses and increasing the frequency and quality of audio announcements on trains.
• Accessible voting – adopting iVote in Victoria.

Campaigning for change has the greatest impact when we unite, especially when the voices of voters are heard leading up to an election. There are many of you who have a passion to help us campaign for change, either by sharing what matters to you with your local candidates, in the media, or spreading the word on social media. We will keep you updated on some effective ways that you can take action.

It’s always challenging to capture every priority within an election campaign – our experience shows that having a focused set of priorities is the most effective way to secure change. Some of the feedback from you and other members of the community led to additions to our Election Priorities, including improving audio announcements on trains and buses. Other feedback will help us with our existing advocacy, including the work we do to push for greater accessibility in our communities.

If you have any questions about how you can get involved, Reeni, our Campaigns Advisor is ready to hear from you at campaigns@visionaustralia.org.

Thanks again to those who shared their voice.