Distribution Advisory Group

The Distribution Advisory Group (DAG) was established to provide independent expert advice to the Department of Health on the use of geographic distribution systems in Australia for the purpose of ensuring appropriate distribution of the health workforce to areas of acute need.

Page last updated: 27 May 2021

The DAG has three core responsibilities:

  1. Review the District of Workforce Shortage (DWS) specialist layers (and other medical professions) to advise whether the current methodology is an appropriate mechanism to encourage a better distribution of medical professionals with location restrictions to areas of greatest need.
  2. Consider the implications of changes or amendments to the existing methodology.
  3. Provide specialist advice about areas that consistently raise concerns regarding their classification under the Modified Monash Model or Distribution Priority Area systems.

Distribution Advisory Group – Communiques

Meeting 3 – 21 April 2021 Communique (Word 21 KB)

Meeting 2 – 1 September 2020 Communique (Word 30 KB)

Meeting 1 – 6 December 2019 Communique (Word 29 KB)