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Constitution & Governance

Danila Dilba Biluru Butji Binnilutlum Health Service Limited (Danila Dilba Health Service/DDHS) is an Aboriginal community-controlled, not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity.  

DDHS is not-for-profit company limited by guarantee (Australian Company Number (ACN) 663 350 605) incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC).

DDHS’ purpose is to improve the physical, mental, spiritual, cultural and social wellbeing of the Biluru people of the Yilli Rreung Region through innovative culturally safe and effective comprehensive primary health care programs and services that are based on the values of respect, trust, honesty and integrity, fairness, transparency and accountability, high professional standards, ethics and quality. It is accountable to its members, clients and stakeholders.

The Board of Directors has eight directors, six who are elected for three-year terms and two Independent Directors appointed by the Board. The Board positions are a Chair, deputy Chair, a Larrakia Director, two Independent Directors, and three further Directors.

The DDHS Board is required to meet four times a year. It is scheduled to meet in 2024 on the following dates: 

•    Friday 1 March 
•    Friday 24 May
•    Friday 6 September 
•    Friday 15 November

The Audit and Risk Management Committee meets at least quarterly and usually two weeks prior to a board meeting. 

An Annual General Meeting must be held every year by the end of November. 

Any Notices to be sent to the Company’s Registered Office submitted by email are to be sent to companysecretary@ddhs.org.au