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.

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 health.advisorycommittee@nt.gov.au.

Applications close on Friday 3 June 2022.

Regional Community Engagement Groups (RCEGs) are the advisory bodies established within identified health service delivery regions to provide an avenue for consumers, carers and communities to present a consumer perspective on the provision of health services in their local region.

There are 5 RCEGs in the NT with one in each of the following regions:

  • Top End
  • East Arnhem
  • Big Rivers
  • Barkly
  • Central Australia

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

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

The role of the RCEGs is to:

  • identify key regional health service issues that members will advocate and provide advice on
  • provide advice on other health service issues from a regional perspective
  • create forums for raising health care issues, care coordination and innovative ideas for service delivery for people in their regions
  • promote communications between the regions, the community and the NTH HAC
  • provide consumer/carer input on activities, policies, plans and projects at the individual, program, organisation and system levels in their region
  • suggest and support further opportunities for consumer engagement that will promote health service improvements in the regions
  • work constructively to assist in addressing key regional health service issues.

Appointments are for 3 years.  Sitting fees are provided for attendance at quarterly meetings.

How to apply

To apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Read the Regional Community Engagement Group terms of reference.

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

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

Step 3. Email your application to the below contact for the region you are applying for:

Applications close on  24 November 2022.


Last updated: 01 November 2022

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