Health Service Establishments Advisory Committee (HSEAC)

The HSE Act provides for a statutory Health Service Establishments Advisory Committee (HSEAC).


The role of the HSEAC is to provide advice to the Secretary in relation to licence applications for new, altered or expanded facilities, taking into account:

  1. Any relevant hospital services planning guidelines;
  2. The critical mass of patients required to comply with clinical practice recognised throughout Australia, and with any guidelines as to the provision of services;
  3. Any similar matter that the Advisory Committee considers to be supported by expert opinion;
  4. The current availability of services in the local area; and
  5. The suitability of the applicant to provide such services.

Terms of Reference

HSEAC Terms of Reference


Health Service Establishments Act 2006, Part 3 and Schedule 1