Community Advisory Committee

Community Advisory Committee 

Great Ocean Road Health (GORH) provides a range of health services within a large catchment area extending from Lavers Hill to Aireys Inlet, including the hinterland townships of Deans Marsh and Forrest and the coastal towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay, as well as many other small townships in between. There are two hospital campuses, including urgent care, acute wards, medical centres and aged care facilities, in Lorne and Apollo Bay.

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is a committee of the Great Ocean Road Health Board. This committee seeks to advocate to the Board on behalf of the community, consumers and carers, and to provide direction and leadership in relation to the integration of community views into the local health service. The committee also advises the health service on the sufficiency of community engagement and participation across GORH.

The CAC comprises at least two board members, GORH staff, representatives from the Lorne Op Shop, Second Sails Op Shop, Marrar Woorn Neighbourhood House and the Apollo Bay and District Health Foundation, as well as community members from the GORH catchment area including Lorne, Apollo Bay, Deans Marsh, Forrest, Aireys Inlet, Lavers Hill and Wye River/Kennett River.

The CAC meets 5 times per year, and in addition, conducts community consultations with the wider community from time to time. Community consultation dates and themes will be published to the broader community and participation in these forums is encouraged.

To apply to become a community representative on the CAC, please provide a letter of application which addresses:

  • How you can contribute specialist knowledge and expertise by providing consumer, carer and community perspectives.
  • How you are active in the community, with strong community networks and a sound understanding of local or regional issues.
  • Your capacity to reflect on and present community issues, rather than focusing on personal concerns or individual issues.

Great Ocean Road Health encourages applications from First Nations people, people of all religious, cultural and linguistic backgrounds and sexual orientations, those who are gender diverse and people with disabilities.

Application Letters:  Addressed to the CAC Chair and can be sent to cac@gorh.vic.gov.au

Enquiries: Odette Goater cac@gorh.vic.gov.au or phone 5289 4300.