Medical Workforce Reform Advisory Committee

The role of the Medical Workforce Reform Advisory Committee (MWRAC) is to advise Commonwealth, state and territory health ministers on medical workforce reform priorities.

Page last updated: 16 May 2019

Please note: the National Medical Training Advisory Network was renamed the MWRAC in March 2019.

Membership

The MWRAC currently has 29 members with appointments of two years duration. Rotational membership is encouraged to ensure a balance of medical specialties and expertise are represented. At the conclusion of the period, member organisations require endorsement by the Chair to remain on the Committee. Details of MWRAC membership.

The key functions of the MWRAC are to:
  • support the development of a National Medical Workforce Strategy, including oversight of the National Medical Workforce Strategy Steering Committee;
  • provide advice on possible reforms to medical education and training in support of Australia’s future health workforce needs, including any issues referred to the Committee by Health Ministers;
  • model medical workforce supply and demand, and make recommendations on:
    • training requirements and capacity by medical specialty; and
    • overall medical workforce requirements, including geographical distribution;
  • provide advice on medical workforce distribution in Australia and the relevant geographical classification systems; and
  • provide advice on other matters referred to the MWRAC by the Department, other Commonwealth agencies, or state and territory agencies.

Meeting Communiqués

March 2019

PDF version:Executive Committee meeting communiqué 22 March 2019 (PDF 135 KB)
Word version:Executive Committee meeting communiqué 22 March 2019 (Word 22 KB)

November 2018

Word version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 23 November 2018 (Word 18 KB)
PDF version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 23 November 2018 (PDF 351 KB)

July 2018

Word version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 13 July 2018 (Word 18 KB)
PDF version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 13 July 2018 (PDF 217 KB)

April 2018

Word version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 20 April 2018 (Word 17 KB)
PDF version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 20 April 2018 (PDF 17 KB)

December 2017

Word version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 8 December 2017 (Word 19 KB)
PDF version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 8 December 2017 (PDF 20 KB)

August 2017

Word version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 25 August 2017 (Word 17 KB)
PDF version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 25 August 2017 (PDF 12 KB)

May 2017

Word version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 5 May 2017 (Word 17 KB)
PDF version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 5 May 2017 (PDF 234 KB)

February 2017

Word version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 17 February 2017 (Word 17 KB)
PDF version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 17 February 2017 (PDF 19 KB)

September 2016

Word version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 1 September 2016 (Word 23 KB)
PDF version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 1 September 2016 (PDF 182 KB)

March 2016

Word version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 10 March 2016 (Word 22KB)
PDF version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 10 March 2016 (PDF 12KB)

December 2015

Word version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 1 December 2015 (Word 22KB)
PDF version: Executive Committee meeting communiqué 1 December 2015 (PDF 16KB)

Publications

Australian Future Health Workforce

Australian Future Health Workforce - Reports

Medical Specialty Fact sheets

Medical Workforce Reform Advisory Committee - Fact sheets

Related Links

Please refer to the list below for related links on the Department of Health website.

Stronger Rural Health Strategy
Health Workforce Data
Health workforce
Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023