The Aged Care Sector Committee:

  • advises the Australian Government on aged care policy development and implementation
  • consults between the Government and the aged care sector

View the committee’s Terms of Reference


Committee members are from across the aged care sector including:

  • peak bodies
  • large for-profit and not-for-profit providers
  • consumers and workforce
  • the National Aged Care Alliance
  • the Department of Health

The independent chair of the committee is Mr David Tune, AO PSM.

Committee members




Ex-officio member

Ms Andrea Coote

Chair, Aged Care Quality and Safety Advisory Council

Ex-officio member

Ms Jody Currie

Representative, National Advisory Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aged Care


Ms Samantha Edmonds

Managing Director, Ageing with Pride


Mr Craig Gear OAM CEO, Older Persons Advocacy Network


Ms Claerwen Little

National Director, UnitingCare Australia

Member Mr Michael Lye Deputy Secretary, Department of Health


Ms Maree McCabe

CEO, Dementia Australia


Professor John McCallum

CEO, National Seniors Australia


Mr Nick Mersiades

Director of Aged Care, Catholic Health Australia
A/g Chair, Aged Care Financing Authority

Member Ms Mary Patetsos Chair, Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia
Member Ms Sophia Petrov Director, Secretariat of Aged Care Reform, National Aged Care Alliance
Ex-officio member

Professor John Pollaers OAM

Executive Chairman, Leef Independent Living Solutions


Mr Graeme Prior

CEO, Hall and Prior Health and Aged Care Group


Ms Julie Reeves

Federal Professional Officer, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation


Mr Sean Rooney

CEO, Leading Age Services Australia


Ms Patricia Sparrow

CEO, Aged and Community Services Australia


Mr Ian Yates AM

Chief Executive, COTA Australia


The work of the committee includes the following:

  • A quality vision for aged care (2020)
    These resources outline the committee's vision for quality in aged care and complement the Aged Care Quality Standards and the Charter of Aged Care Rights. They help aged care service providers to deliver services that enhance the quality of life and quality of care for senior Australians.
  • Aged Care Diversity Framework (2017) and action plans (2019)
    These are resources to help the Australian Government, aged care service providers, peak organisations and representative groups to address barriers faced by older people with diverse backgrounds or life experiences when accessing and receiving aged care.
  • Aged Care Roadmap (2016) 
    This presents the committee’s views on how to make the aged care system sustainable, consumer-driven and market-based. The Australian Government considered these views in the May 2018 Budget.
  • Aged Care Sector Statement of Principles (2015) 
    This shows principles to guide changes in the aged care system and support partnership between consumers, providers, the aged care workforce and the Government.
  • Red Tape Reduction Action Plan (2015) 
    This outlines actions to reduce red tape for aged care providers and consumers. 



The committee currently has 2 sub-groups:


Aged Care Sector Committee contact

Email us if you have any questions about the Aged Care Sector Committee.

agedcaresectorcommittee [at]

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Last updated: 
5 November 2020