Who we are

In 1997, the Federal Government funded NACCHO to establish a Secretariat in Canberra, which greatly increased the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people involved in ACCHOs to participate in national health policy development.

The integrated primary health care model adopted by ACCHOS is in keeping with the philosophy of Aboriginal community control and the holistic view of health. Addressing the ill health of Aboriginal people can only be achieved by local Aboriginal people controlling health care delivery.

NACCHO is leading negotiations with the Commonwealth and state and territory governments on a genuine partnership to identify an agreement on both the process and the new Closing the Gap targets including health and health-related targets.

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Our Story

NACCHO is the national peak body representing 145 ACCHOs across the country.

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Strategic Directions

NACCHO's Strategic Directions describes the four key strategies that NACCHO will focus on between 2023–2025.

NACCHO Members

NACCHO currently has 145 members that operate Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) in urban, regional and remote Australia.

NACCHO Affiliates

NACCHO is assisted in its leadership of the Sector by 8 Affiliate organisations across the States and Territories.


Find a NACCHO Member or Affiliate near you.

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) came into being because of the inability of mainstream health services to effectively engage Aboriginal communities with their services.


NACCHO operates under a robust governance structure with embedded mechanisms for engaging with its 145 members, the eight jurisdictional affiliates, and key stakeholders to ensure transparency and accountability.