The mission of the Disability, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative is to produce high-quality research, and undertake teaching, engagement and service activities that influence government policy, inform the development of services and supports for people with disability, and shape community attitudes.

Underpinning the proposed mission and vision for the Initiative is a commitment to centring the voices, experiences and expertise of people with disability across the life and activities of the Initiative. This includes creating opportunities for and fostering the development of people with disability within and beyond the University of Melbourne.