Veterans Board Positions

Appointments to Victorian Government Boards in the Veterans portfolio 

The Victorian Government is seeking expressions of interest for representation on Boards in the veterans portfolio – the Victorian Veterans Council and the Shrine of Remembrance Trustees. Interested and qualified individuals are encouraged to put forward an Expression of Interest, so that they can be considered as and when vacancies arise.

The Victorian Veterans Council, established under the Veterans Act 2005, is an independent statutory body that provides advice to the Minister for Veterans on issues affecting Victoria’s ex-service community and the Minister and/or the Director of Consumer Affairs on matters relating to the regulation of patriotic funds. It is also responsible for supporting veterans’ commemoration and education through the Victorian Veterans Fund and providing support for veterans’ welfare through the ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund.

According to the Act, at least six of the eleven members of the Victorian Veterans Council are to be members of the ex-service community or an ex-service organisation. Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) invites expressions of interest from members of the ex-service community or ex-service organisations that have skills, experience or knowledge in some, or all of the areas of veterans’ welfare, aged care, patriotic funds, commemoration and the needs of veterans’ surviving partners and dependents.

Three members are to be people who have other appropriate skills to enable the Council to achieve its objectives and perform its functions. DPC invites expressions of interest from Victorians who have skills and expertise relevant to the effective functioning of the Council, for example governance, finance or administration.

The Shrine of Remembrance Trustees are responsible for the care, management, maintenance and preservation of the Shrine of Remembrance; and for the care, management, maintenance and improvement of the reserve land. The duties of the Trustees are defined under section 4 of the Shrine of Remembrance Act 1978.

The Minister for Veterans may appoint community members as Trustees. DPC invites expressions of interest from interested Victorians to become Shrine Trustees. Successful candidates will have skills in, and knowledge of, one or more of the following: governance; marketing, advertising or public relations; asset management; public education; architecture, building or engineering; business, finance or administration; fundraising; public affairs; community engagement; veterans affairs; and military service.

Victorian Government Boards should reflect the diversity of the community. DPC strongly encourages women, young people, people with disabilities, and people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

To apply

Fill in the online application form for Appointments to Victorian Government Boards in the Veterans Portfolio.

For more information on the nomination process, please contact Angela Bourke, Director, Veterans Branch, Department of Premier and Cabinet on 03 9651 5535 or email veterans@dpc.vic.gov.au


Last updated on Monday, 06 February 2017