TGA seeks nominations for statutory advisory committees


The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) seeks professionals and consumers with expertise in relevant medical or scientific fields or consumer health issues to support the world-class regulator’s functions.

The TGA has commenced recruitment for statutory advisory committee positions that will become vacant on 31 December 2024. 

Successful applicants will contribute significantly towards the TGA’s regulatory functions by providing independent expert advice relating to the regulation of medicines, devices, vaccines and other products and substances to the following committees:

  • Advisory Committee on Biologicals;
  • Advisory Committee on Medicines
  • Advisory Committee on Vaccines;
  • Advisory Committee on Complementary Medicines;
  • Advisory Committee on Medical Devices;
  • Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling; and,
  • Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling.

Individuals passionate about safeguarding and enhancing the health of Australians with relevant expertise are urged to register. Committee members provide advice throughout the therapeutic product life cycle, from pre-market evaluation to post-market product safety.

Having industry representation on formal advisory committees contributing lived experience and knowledge and amplifying the sector’s voice maximises the outcomes of government and agency bodies and demonstrates the value of the biotechnology sector, as outlined in AusBiotech’s Biotechnology Blueprint, a decadal strategy for Australia’s biotech sector (Subgoal 2.2).

Members are remunerated in accordance with the principles and rates set by the Remuneration Tribunal (Remuneration and Allowances for Holders of Part-time Public Office) Determination, with some committees meeting bi-monthly while others meet up to three times a year.

The Minister for Health and Aged Care appoints statutory advisory committee members, with appointment terms of up to three years. 

Register for the TGA’s webinar event to hear first-hand from past and current members, and have your questions answered about the experience and expectations of these roles. The webinar will be recorded and published on the TGA’s website shortly thereafter.

Its anticipated new members will be appointed by November 2024, to commence on 1 January 2025.

Further information regarding the statutory advisory committees, along with the requirements for applying, can be found on the TGA’s website.

Enquiries can also be made by email to