Minister’s Advisory Committee for Senior Territorians (MACST) currently has vacancies

11 Apr 2023

A voice for Northern Territory (NT) seniors’ community

An Expression of Interest process has commenced to fill these positions.
The Minister’s Advisory Council for Senior Territorians (MACST) provides a voice for Northern Territory (NT) seniors’ community on issues of interest and importance through high level and strategic advice to the Minister for Seniors.

The council provides effective links between government and seniors’ community to improve policy outcomes.

What the council does

The council meets 3 times per year and is responsible for:

  • advising the minister on matters of importance including emerging issues facing NT seniors
  • exploring the needs of the seniors’ community and discussing how service providers can more effectively meet identified needs
  • discussing ideas that promote awareness of the positive aspects of ageing to the community and increase active participation of seniors in all aspects of life
  • directing tasks to working groups as determined to address specific issues.

Expressions of interest

Expressions of interest are now open for membership.

MACST provides the opportunity for members to raise issues of interest and offer high level and strategic advice to the Minister for Seniors. Members will be selected on their skills, knowledge, experience and broader understanding and representation of the seniors community.

To register your interest, follow the below steps.

Applications close 25 April 2023.

For more information, read the terms of reference DOCX (652.3 KB).


Membership on the council is voluntary.

Members are selected based on skills, knowledge, experience and broader community participation or representation. They reflect the regional and indigenous populations of the NT. Members may also participate in council sub-committees and working groups.

Further information is available 

• on the Northern Territory Government website:
• by contacting the Office of Senior Territorians by phone 89993861

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