Lisa Orcher


Lisa Orcher is a proud Murruwarri woman from far western NSW. She grew up in the small community of Goodooga.

Lisa is the inaugural CEO of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing and Aged Care Council (NATSIAACC). She was previously CEO at Biripi Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service in Taree, NSW, which included aged care services.

Lisa has also worked as CEO at Tobwabba Community Controlled Health Service, and Manager for Aboriginal Health at Hunter New England District Health. She has also held a Director role on the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council Board, and been Chairperson of the NSW/ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Health Training Committee, which reports to the Board of GP Synergy.

A Culturally Safe Ageing and Aged Care Sector

“Older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are ‘cultural knowledge holders’. They provide the ‘social glue’ within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. They are central to the continuation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and communities.”

– Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, Final Report volume 1

What does cultural safety look like in an aged care setting, and why is it important?

Cultural safety is fundamental to the provision of care to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.

This presentation would cover examples of what culturally safe aged care means, and how providers and workers can apply culturally safe care in a meaningful and sustainable way.