The AHPPC has an ongoing role to advise the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC) on health protection matters and national priorities.

AHPPC is also tasked with the role of mitigating emerging health threats related to infectious diseases, the environment as well as natural and human made disasters.

The Committee works with states and territories to develop and adopt national health protection policies, guidelines, standards and alignment of plans.

AHPPC oversees 5 standing committees: 


AHPPC is comprised of all state and territory Chief Health Officers and is chaired by the Australian Chief Medical Officer.  


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To find out more, contact the AHPPC secretariat at ahppc.secretariat [at]  

Last updated: 
13 February 2020