Under its terms of reference, the Aged Care Advisory Group is responsible for providing aged care policy advice to the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC)  on matters relevant to health protection in the aged care sector, including preparation and planning for prevention, management and recovery from emergency events such as infectious disease outbreaks and natural disasters in services delivering Commonwealth funded aged care.




Professor Michael Kidd AM (Chair)

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health

Ms Andrea Coote

Chair, National Aged Care Advisory Council and Member, Aged Care Quality and Safety Advisory Council

Dr Paresh Dawda

Principal and Director, Prestantia Health

Mr Craig Gear OAM

Chief Executive Officer, Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN)

Dr Catherine Kelaher MBBS (Hons) FAFOEM, FRACGP, Grad.DIP OccEnvMed

Occupational physician, Australian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Ms Belinda Lewis Director, Aged Care and Palliative Care Reform, Queensland Health

Adjunct Professor Alan Lilly

Chief Executive Officer at Jewish Care Victoria
Dr Lyn-Li Lim Infectious diseases physician, Consultant with Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission
Ms Maree McCabe Chair, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission’s Advisory Council

Professor Alison McMillan

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Department of Health

Dr Linda Mellors Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Regis Aged Care Pty Ltd

Ms Kylie Mulcahy

Director, Planning, State Health Incident Coordination Centre, Department of Health, Western Australia

Associate Professor Michael Murray AM

Head of Geriatric Medicine at Austin Health

Professor Mary O’Reilly MBBS, MPH, FRACP, FRACMA, CICP

Medical Director, Patient Safety and Clinical Excellence, and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Austin Health 

Professor Craig Whitehead

Director, Rehabilitation and Aged Care, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network

Dr Melanie Wroth

Chief Clinical Advisor, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

Standing observers Title
Ms Janet Anderson PSM Commissioner, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
Ms Christine Morgan Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner, National Mental Health Commission

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This group reports to the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee.

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Last updated: 
22 July 2022