Western Victoria Primary Health Network (WVPHN) is inviting people from all backgrounds and parts of our region to take part in our Community Advisory Council to help identify and plan the right health services for our community.
A recent review of our Community and Clinical Advisory Councils has identified a need to expand the size of these advisory councils to be more representative of our diverse community and enable WVPHN to draw from a wider range of skills, knowledge and lived experience. There will also be a more flexible structure to address specific topics as needed.
Membership of our Community Advisory Council will be increased from ten to 50 members.
Our advisory councils provide valuable insight to help us develop and commission the right health services in the right places throughout our region. Being a member of an advisory council ensures we understand your experiences and needs alongside those of your peers and fellow community members.
WVPHN wants to draw from a diversity of community views and experiences as we continue working with health care providers such as GPs and allied health professionals to deliver health services that work for our region. We especially wish to have greater representation from different demographics including young people, older people, First Nations people, LGBTQIA+ people, people who have experience of disability, and people who are ethnically and culturally diverse.
See our separate news post for details on applying for the Clinical Advisory Council
Community Advisory Council role and responsibilities
As a member of our Community Advisory Council, you can contribute to healthier outcomes for all by helping design and assess current and future primary health care programs and services.
Participation includes a small investment of your time that can lead to immense benefits for people across western Victoria.
Community Advisory Council members are required to attend at least four meetings per year. Members may choose to attend meetings that best suit their area of interest or expertise. Meetings are held in-person at various locations throughout western Victoria and will usually comprise between ten and 12 members from the larger panel of 28.
Members are remunerated at $150 per hour (plus GST) for each meeting plus travel at $100 per hour (plus GST) if travelling more than one hour each way to a meeting.
Appointments will be in effect until 30 June 2026.
How to apply
The Expression of Interest is open and is available to anyone living in the WVPHN region.
WVPHN will review the applications and make a decision on the Community Advisory Council’s representation based on set criteria and ensuring there is a mix of backgrounds and experiences required to fulfil the objectives of the Community Advisory Council and representation from across the western Victoria region.
All applicants will be advised of the outcome.
The selected representatives’ names will be shared on the WVPHN Clinical and Community Advisory Councils webpage.
To submit an application, please complete the Expression of Interest Form.
For further information or questions, contact the WVPHN Administration Support team
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