Council and committee vacancies


Call for expression of interest - legal members (now closed) 

Legal members for NSW health professional councils regulatory committees including the Medical Council and Nursing & Midwifery Council Chairs of  Professional Standards Committees.

Closing date:      Friday 22 November 2019 (this expression of interest has closed) 


Sharlene Wiebenga   

Senior Policy and Project Advisor, Corporate Governance

Tel: 9219 0273



We seek expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced lawyers to chair Professional Standards Committees and to either chair or participate in other regulatory processes including Performance Review Panels. Successful applicants will be appointed to a panel that may be accessed by any of the 15 health professional councils in NSW.

The primary responsibility of the councils is to protect the public by managing complaints and notifications about the health, performance and conduct of registered health practitioners in NSW. The councils work closely with the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC).

Professional Standards Committees are only established by the Medical Council and the Nursing & Midwifery Council. Chairpersons are periodically appointed by the relevant council to a specific Professional Standards Committee established to hear a specific complaint.  Applicants should be able and prepared to chair Professional Standards Committees for both councils.

All of the 15 health professional councils in NSW conduct other regulatory processes in which legal practitioners may participate, including Performance Review Panels and Immediate Action (s.150) hearings. Applicants should be able and prepared to participate in regulatory processes for any Council.

Applicants should submit a brief statement addressing each of the selection criteria and an up to date curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum of 5 pages).

We will select applicants on merit.


Community Council member expressions of interest  (now closed)

The Medical Council of NSW comprises 19 members, including 12 medical practitioners and 7 community members including a legal member. 

Medical Council vacancies:

Vacancy:                  Three community members

Closing date:           1 November 2019  (this expression of interest has closed) 

Expressions of interest are being sought from suitably qualified and experienced nominees for appointment to the Medical Council of NSW.

The health professional councils are statutory bodies which  manage notifications and complaints about registered health practitioners and students studying in NSW. The Councils provide an important public safety role and aim to promote good practice in the relevant health profession.

Council members are appointed by the Governor of NSW for a term of up to three years on the recommendation of the Minister for Health. Members must be able to demonstrate integrity, impartiality, open-mindedness, sound judgment, knowledge of the rules of procedural fairness and natural justice, and have an appreciation of the need for quality and consistency in decision-making. In addition, members should have the ability to apply legislation and demonstrate effective and proactive teamwork.

Applicants will be selected on merit and to provide an appropriate range of knowledge, skills, and diversity within the Council membership. An information package comprising the selection criteria, required member attributes, and the council appointment – Expression of Interest form is available.

Expressions of interest should include the following information and be submitted by email to :

  • A brief expression of interest addressing the selection criteria and key attributes
  • An up to date curriculum vitae outlining experience and qualifications (maximum 5 pages)
  • An Expression of Interest form
  • The names and contact details of two referees.

The information package and further information is also available from:

Health Professional Councils Authority (HPCA)
Locked Bag 20 Haymarket NSW 1238
Level 6, 477 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Phone: 9219 0273