Council vacancies

Community Council member expressions of interest now open.

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


Current Medical Council vacancies:

Vacancy:                  Three community members

Closing date:           1 November 2019 (close of business)

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 established under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) to 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