Health advisory committees and community groups

Health advisory committees were established to promote and facilitate community consultation and engagement to shape the delivery of public health services in the Northern Territory (NT).

Get the fact sheet and terms of reference from the NT Health digital library.

Health advisory committee (HAC)

NT Health is seeking expressions of interest (EoI) from NT residents to join its health advisory committee.

To be part of the committee, you need to have insights and knowledge about:

  • health services
  • health conditions
  • the needs of your community that NT Health can learn and improve from.

The HAC is responsible for:

  • communication between the community and NT Health
  • advising people who use health services, their families and carers, and the broader community on health care issues
  • advising on issues to the community from a system-side perspective
  • meeting 4 times a year.

Appointments are for 3 years. Members are appointed Territory-wide and reflect the diversity of those who use public health services.

Sitting fees are provided for attendance at quarterly meetings.

How to apply

To apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Read the HAC terms of reference.

HAC terms of reference PDF (763.5 KB)
HAC terms of reference  DOCX (181.8 KB)

Step 2. Submit your CV and an EOI addressing the following questions:

  • Why you want to be a member of the HAC.
  • How you will represent your community and contribute to the HAC.
  • What the key challenges are in delivering better health care in the NT.

Step 3. Email your application to

Applications close on Friday 3 June 2022.

Regional community engagement groups

NT Health is seeking EoIs for appointment to regional community engagement groups (RCEGs).

Four RCEGs are established in Darwin, Palmerston and rural area, Katherine and East Arnhem.

RCEGs provide advice to NT Health and the advisory committee about health service issues as they affect the regional area. Sitting fees are paid for attendance at quarterly meetings.

To find out more, get the RCEG fact sheet.

Vacancies are available in all groups. Interested members of the public are encouraged to submit an EOI.

How to apply

To apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Read the RCEG terms of reference.

Step 2. Fill in an RCEG expression of interest form.

Step 3. Email your form to

Last updated: 25 May 2022

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