The VicHealth Advisory Framework was reviewed in 2014. As a result, VicHealth has implemented a new framework.

The governance principles outlined in the framework provide VicHealth stakeholders and the community with confidence that the decision making processes with regards to the provision of programs, research and grants is efficient, financially responsible and are meeting the objectives, policies and strategic plans of VicHealth.

The advisory governance framework will comprise 3 distinct groups, which make recommendations to the VicHealth CEO. These groups will be established as required to examine specific health promotion and prevention issues. These are:

Expert Panels

Expert Panels examine key strategic matters that affect the pillars of the Action Agenda for Health Promotion.


Taskforces investigate and provide operational and implementation advice on key strategic priorities and high profile community health issues.

Assessment Panels

Assessment Panels determine funding recommendations and/or review major funding/grant, and/or procurement proposals.