Community Advisory Councils

At North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) our priority is to place our consumers and carers best interests and experience at the core of all we do. We are interested in hearing about what matters to our consumers and carers and work together to ensure the best outcomes for our community.

The NMHS Community Advisory Councils (CAC) contribute to improving health outcomes by ensuring that the health experience and journey of NMHS consumers, their carers and families is person-centred.


  • Represent the equality and diversity of consumers, community, carers and families, that provides a mechanism to work in partnership for positive solutions that are meaningful and impactful.
  • Bring lived and living experience of the health system that can shape how the system functions to be more person centred.
  • Contribute to change in a range of ways from providing feedback to participating in the design of policies, programs etc.
  • Care about wellness, partnership, equity, learning and growing, mental health and safety, care, trust and modelling these in our work.
  • Advocate for engagement and recognition of the value of lived experience and the importance of capacity building and development so that NMHS and consumers, carers and families can work together more effectively to improve health outcomes.

Find out more:

CAC Purpose Priorities and Functions (PDF)

Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Hospital Health Care Group Community Advisory Council (external site)

Women and Newborn Health Service Advisory Community Council (external site)

Mental Health Community Advisory Council (external site)

Aboriginal Cultural Advisory Group

Our Aboriginal Cultural Advisory Group (ACAG) provides cultural direction and protocols on Aboriginal Health matters on behalf of the Aboriginal Community of the NMHS region. The ACAG meet every two months and meetings are aligned to the Noongar six seasons. ACAG provides Aboriginal cultural advice and supports program development and design in many areas of NMHS.

Recent examples include the Statement of Intent for Aboriginal Heath in partnership with NMHS Clinical Planning; the Healthy Options Policy in partnership with Health Promotion; the Strengthening Antenatal Reponses to Family and Domestic Violence project in partnership with Women and Newborn Health Service; and service location and design in partnership with Dental Health Services. The ACAG have also provided advice on the dual naming of Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital rooms and public walkways.

For more information contact the Aboriginal Health Unit on (08) 9380 7758 or

If you are interested in other ways of partnering with us to provide patients with access to safe, high quality health care, our Engagement page provides more information about how you can get involved.

Last Updated: 19/06/2024