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Advisory panels

Auckland Council currently has three types of advisory panels. These include:

Applications for members of the demographic advisory panels are now closed. 


Demographic panels

We have the following six demographic advisory panels:

We recently asked for applications for the following demographic advisory panels.

  • Disability Advisory PanelThree senior women
  • Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel
  • Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel
  • Seniors Advisory Panel
  • Two Māori members of Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel.

Successful applicants will have:

  • lived experience and understanding of a diverse Auckland community or communities relevant to the Advisory Panel being applied for
  • a good understanding of Te Tiriti O Waitangi / the Treaty of Waitangi
  • the ability to think strategically and critically
  • the ability to understand and interpret policy, project plans and strategy plans
  • the ability and confidence to offer high-level policy and strategic advice
  • an excellent command of written and verbal English or New Zealand sign language
  • the capacity to commit to scheduled panel meetings and workshops (weekday day and/or evenings)
  • the capacity to commit to a three-year term, being April 2017 to September 2019.

Advisory panel applications are now closed.

Please check the selection criteria and FAQ for more information.


Meetings and agendasPolynesian woman and Asian man holding a baby

Each panel will have scheduled meetings and workshops. Scheduled meetings are open to the public and any elected members of Auckland Council. Workshops are used to brainstorm ideas between panel members, governing body members and relevant council staff. 

Sector panels

See the individual sector panel pages below for more information:

Technical panel

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