Interim First Nations Aged Care Commissioner consultations

The Interim Commissioner is visiting communities across Australia to hear about what needs to change to improve aged care for First Nations people.

About the consultations

The Interim First Nations Aged Care Commissioner will be travelling across many parts of the country and wants to hear about older First Nations peoples experience accessing and supports for aged care services.

The Interim Commissioner will be travelling until mid-June 2024. Check out the below locations to see when the Interim Commissioner will be in a location near you.

Upcoming consultations

Note: Locations may change due to community requirements.


North Queensland

13 May 2024Yarrabah
14 May 2024Horn Island
15 & 16 May 2024Thursday Island
17 May 2024Cairns

Western Queensland

3 June 2024Longreach
4 & 5 June 2024Mt Isa
6 June 2024Toowoomba

Other consultation locations

Planned datesLocation
22 April-3 May 2024South Australia
11-21 June 2024Western Australia
TBASouthern NSW

Consultations to date

The Interim First Nations Aged Care Commissioner has undertaken consultations in the following locations.

Western Australia

  • Aboriginal Health Council of WA (Perth)
  • Carers WA (Perth)
  • WA Aged Care Collaborative (Perth)
  • Southern Cross Care - Bran Nue Dae CHSP Centre - Breakfast Club & Day Centre (Broome)
  • Southern Cross Care Residential Service - Germanus Kent House (Broome)
  • Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community
  • Kimberley Aged Care Collaborative (Broome)
  • Integrated Care & Commissioning Regional Working Group (Broome)
  • Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service
  • Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service Board & CEO Meeting (Broome)
  • Kimberley Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation (Broome)
  • Helping Minds / Carers Gateway (Broome)
  • Kimberley Aged and Community Services (Broome)
  • Moorditj Koort Aboriginal Corporation (Perth)
  • Binjareb Aged Care Services (SWAMS) (Perth)


  • Victorian Committee Aboriginal Aged Care & Disability (VCAACD) bi-monthly member meeting
  • Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd
  • Kirrae Health Services (Purnim) 
  • Victorian Committee for Aboriginal Aged Care and Disability (Thornbury) 
  • Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place (Mitcham) 
  • Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (Fitzroy) 
  • Oonah Aboriginal Health And Community Services (Healesville) 
  • Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-Operative (Bairnsdale) 
  • Aboriginal Community Elders Services (Brunswick) 
  • Nairm Marr Djambana Community (Frankston) 

New South Wales

  • Elders Group (Dubbo)
  • Jack Towney Hostel (Gilgandra)
  • Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service
  • Bourke Tribal Council
  • Bourke Aboriginal Medical Service
  • Walgett Government Stakeholder Group
  • Dhariwaa Elders Group (Walgett)
  • Walgett Aboriginal Community Working Party
  • Orange Aboriginal Medical Service
  • Benjamin Short Grove (Orange).

Northern Territory

  • Pulkapulkka Kari Flexible Aged Care (Tennant Creek)
  • Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation (Tennant Creek)
  • Purple House (Alice Springs)
  • Tangentyere Council (Alice Springs)
  • Congress Deadly Wobblers (Alice Springs)
  • Central Desert Regional Council and MacDonnell Regional Council (Alice Springs)
  • Tiilpi Pampaku Ngura Flexible Aged Care (Docker River)
  • Kaltukatjara Art Centre (Docker River)
  • ARRCS Commnity Care Alice Springs - Old Timers (Alice Springs)
  • Ngaanyatjarra Pitantjatjara Women's Council (NPY Women's Council) (Alice Springs)
  • Hetti Perkins Home for the Aged (Alice Springs)
  • Kalano Community Association (Katherine)
  • Rocky Ridge Nursing Home (Katherine)
  • Yutjuwala Djiwarr Flexible Aged Care (Nhulunbuy)
  • Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation (Laynhapuy)
  • Yothu Yindi Foundation (Nhulunbuy)
  • Nhulunbuy Network Meeting (Nhulunbuy)
  • Anglicare Day Centre (Nhulunbuy)
  • Carers NT Wulagi Wellbeing Centre (Darwin)
  • Larrakia Nation (Darwin)
  • Anglicare NT (Darwin)


  • Georgina Hostel (Brisbane)
  • Yulu-Burri-Ba Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health (Stradbroke Island)
  • Nareeba Moopi Moopi Pa (Stradbroke Island)
  • Kalwun Senior Services (Bonogin, Gold Coast)
  • Eagleby Jimbelunga Nursing Centre (Brisbane)
  • Inala Wangarra Inc.Healthy Ageing Hub (Brisbane)
  • Link Up (Brisbane)


  • Flinders Island Aboriginal Association (Flinders Island)
  • Tasmanian Aboriginal Health Reference Group meeting (Launceston)
  • Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (Launceston)
  • Karadi Aboriginal Corporation Elders Group (Hobart)
  • South East Tasmania Aboriginal Corporation (Cygnet)
  • Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation (Smithton)

Online consultations

The Interim Commissioner is also inviting feedback via online submissions. Learn more about how to get in touch

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