Lived Experience Member, Workplace Incidents Consultative Committee

Department of Treasury and Finance | Public administration


Role length:
Sessional, 3 years
Bimonthly, All day meetings
Melbourne CBD, online or another location
Sessional rates

About the board

The Workplace Incidents Consultative Committee (the WICC) was established in 2021 under Victoria's occupational health and safety laws and regulations to strengthen the voice of Victorians who have been affected by a serious workplace incident.

The WICC's purpose is to provide advice to the Minister for WorkSafe and the TAC about the needs of people affected by workplace incidents and policies and practices relating to occupational health and safety.

Over its first two years of its operation, the WICC has provided advice to the Minister on a range of issues. It has also been consulted by government agencies to share its lived experience perspective to contribute to the design and implementation of relevant initiatives.

The WICC meets approximately six times a year. WICC meetings are held in person in Melbourne CBD, though may occasionally be held in other regional centres. When unable to attend meetings in person, members can attend via videoconference.

Administrative support is provided to the WICC by the Department of Treasury and Finance.

More information is available at:

About the role

The Victorian Government is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from Victorians who have been affected by a workplace incident involving death, serious injury or illness to join the WICC.  

This is an opportunity to use your personal experience to make a difference by providing advice directly to Government to drive improvements to workplace health and safety in Victoria.  

You are eligible to apply if you have been affected by a workplace incident involving death, serious injury or serious illness; and

    • the incident and any related proceedings occurred in Victoria; or
    • you live in Victoria.

Applicants should be aged 18 or over, but the selection panel will consider the applications of persons aged 16 to 18 according to merit on a case-by-case basis.

Who we're looking for

We are seeking people who:

  • can draw on their personal experience of being affected by a serious workplace incident to identify issues relating to the needs of affected persons more broadly
  • are ready to participate in, and can contribute constructively to, discussions about the development, review and improvement of policies, practices, strategies and systems relating to support for affected persons and occupational health and safety
  • are solutions-focused and want to provide advice to the Minister that will contribute to government initiatives, with the aim of improving outcomes for injured workers and their families
  • will act with integrity by respecting and maintaining the confidentiality of sensitive discussions and information or materials shared with the WICC, and appropriately disclosing and managing any potential conflicts of interest.

WICC meetings may involve difficult discussions about matters relating to serious workplace incidents. We encourage you to consider whether you feel comfortable talking about your experience of a workplace incident, and hearing others talk about theirs, before applying.

WICC members are not required to participate in discussions they find distressing and can choose what they disclose about their experience during meetings.

WICC members are encouraged to prioritise their wellbeing while participating on the WICC. Wellbeing support is available to members through the Department of Treasury and Finance.

We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all ages, women, people with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people.

The selection process will also seek to appoint WICC members who represent a range of different lived experience perspectives of a workplace incident – including but not limited to:

  • someone who has experienced a workplace injury, illness or serious incident
  • a family member of someone who has died in a workplace incident, or
  • a carer of an someone with a work-related injury or illness.

What you need to apply

Please refer to the attached Position Description for all details and apply by clicking the ‘Apply now’ button by 18 February 2023.

Please submit with your application:

  • a copy of your resume, and
  • a completed Expression of Interest form.