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Community Advisory Council

Join the conversation - Engaging with our Communities 

We all have experiences managing our health. Whether these have been positive or could have been better, Adelaide PHN wants to hear from community members so we can improve people’s experiences of primary health care services.

You can participate in the following ways:

Community Advisory Councils (CAC)

CACs comprise community members who:

  • have lived experience of the primary health care sector and represent the northern, central or southern regions of Adelaide 
  • tell us what is most important to people who use primary health care services
  • wish to contribute to the creation of person-centred health care
  • support us to develop local strategies to improve the operation of the health care system: keeping people well in the community and preventing avoidable hospitalisation
  • participate in strategic planning, understanding local health needs and, as a group, vote at our AGM.

Click on the links below to meet our current CACs:

Northern Community Advisory Council 

Central Community Advisory Council 

Southern Community Advisory Council

Click here for CAC Terms of Reference. 


Adelaide PHN has recently established a new Aboriginal Community Advisory Council - click here to meet the current members. If you have any questions about this council, please contact Community Collaborations Officers by calling 8219 5900 or emailing

Health Priority Network 

The Health Priority Network brings together health professionals, service providers and community members from across Adelaide to work collaboratively to improve the primary health care system. Network members contribute to strategic planning and provide operational advice.

Anyone can join the Network. Members of the Network share an interest in one or more of nine health interest areas which are drawn from national and local health priorities.

The Health Priority Network is a member of Adelaide PHN and as a collective, votes at our AGM.

For more information click here.


Community Interest Register  

Our Community Interest Register consists of community members who wish to be involved when Adelaide PHN is consulting on specific topics.

The register provides members with an opportunity to contribute their own experiences and ideas by participating in surveys, forums, workshops or provision of feedback.

Involvement with the register is optional and of a casual nature. People who are listed on the register are not members of Adelaide PHN.

The register open to anyone who is passionate about the following areas:

  • Aboriginal health
  • alcohol and other drugs
  • childhood and youth health
  • consumers and carers
  • culturally and linguistically diverse people’s health
  • health and disability
  • mental health
  • older people’s health
  • palliative care

How do I get involved? 

If you would like to express your interest in joining a CAC, the Health Priority Network or the Community Interest Register, please click here.

Please return this EOI form to: 


More information: 

If you would like to speak to someone about Community Engagement at Adelaide PHN you can contact Fiona Hill, Collaborations Officer:, Anna DiSalvatore, Collaborations Officer:, or call 8219 5900