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Be a sector representative

Those wanting to represent their sub-sector on the NGO Council need to be nominated by a registered NGO that receives Vote Health funding. Vacancies are notified during September each year.

Council representatives are unpaid, but can claim expenses related to their involvement on the Council.

Nominees for the Health & Disability NGO Council should meet the following criteria:

  • Be leaders within their agency and the health and disability NGO sector
  • Have their nomination supported by their agency
  • Be prepared to make a two year commitment to the Council
  • Be able to attend two-monthly Council meetings regularly
  • Be able to focus on the big picture and common issues
  • Be able to spend 1–3 hours per week on Network activities, such as contributing to projects, networking or planning the National Forum
  • Be willing to actively promote the NGO Health & Disability Network and its activities to other NGOs and relevant agencies.

2016 vacancies

Elections for seven NGO Council vacancies took place in October 2016. 

See the results and appointment details:

Questions about the election process should be directed to the NGO Secretariat.