The link above is a list of peak bodies in the ACT. If you are unfamiliar with what a peak body is, please see the following definition taken from a South Australia Council of Social Service Information Paper (May 2011):
"Peak bodies within the health and community sector are representative, non-government organisations whose membership predominantly consists of other (legally unrelated) organisations of allied interests and which are recognised by other peaks and their sectors generally as a representative of the whole of their sector. As such, peak bodies offer a strong voice and important integrative functions by undertaking key peak roles which normally include:
- Research, policy development, advice to government and their sector
- Advocacy and representation to government and other decision makers
- Information dissemination within their sector and to the community
- Sector consultation and coordination within their sector
- Sector capacity building to enable better service delivery and functioning of community organisations."