Join our board.

Make a difference.

Northern Territory PHN is seeking passionate individuals to join our board. By becoming a board member, you will make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of all Territorians.

Being a member of the Northern Territory PHN Board means you will play an important role in providing leadership, direction and advice to help shape the future of health care in the NT.

Watch this video to hear from our current Board Chair, John Rawnsley, as he shares his experience and insights on what it’s like to serve on our board.

What does our board do?

The Northern Territory PHN Board provides essential oversight and governance of the Northern Territory Primary Health Network (NT PHN), an independent not-for-profit organisation funded by the Australian Government to commission primary health services and recruit health professionals in the NT. 

It is important that the board attracts committed and dedicated board members who can bring diverse experience, particularly in primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Directors on our board come from many backgrounds, ranging from healthcare professionals to leaders in other industries.

As a board member, you will collaborate with individuals drawn from various sectors and regions, each bringing unique perspectives and invaluable insights. This diversity enriches our discussions and decision-making processes, ensuring a well-rounded approach to improving health services in the Northern Territory.

What is involved in being on our board?

Board directors at NT PHN serve in a part-time capacity, allowing you time to contribute significantly to the strategic direction of primary health while balancing other fulltime commitments. This role is not only rewarding but also remunerated, making it an ideal opportunity for professionals looking to make an impact in the community beyond your current role.

Northern Territory PHN collaborates closely with the primary health sector to foster coordination, support the health workforce and introduce innovative health programs and services.

Why apply for a board position with us?

NT PHN stands at the forefront of healthcare governance in the Northern Territory and we are committed to advancing the health and wellbeing of people in the Territory. With robust operations and a clear organisational structure, we are well-positioned to tackle the significant health challenges of today and tomorrow.

As a board member, you will have the opportunity to contribute to health governance and policy-making, leveraging your unique insights and local knowledge to drive impactful initiatives in the Territory.

Am I a suitable candidate?

We’re inviting candidates with appropriate knowledge of the Northern Territory and the health sector.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to consider this opportunity. By being part of our board, you will have the opportunity to strengthen First Nations voices and perspectives in healthcare decision-making. You will help us drive healthcare initiatives that directly benefit First Nations communities and promote the wellbeing of these communities. You will influence policies and practices that impact First Nations health and wellbeing by lending your expertise and insights to our board decisions.

Chat with us

If you are thinking about joining our board, we encourage you to have a chat with us to learn more about the role. We can arrange for one of our board members to take you through the position requirements and answer any questions you may have.

If you decide this role is the right fit for you, we can provide more information about the application process.  

To arrange an initial chat, please contact Nutisha Todi at 08 8982 1060 or email

Learn more about our board.