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Q: How much time will I need to commit as a member of an Australian Government board?

A: The time commitment varies between boards based on how frequently the board meets and the degree of oversight that is required. When assessing the time commitment, bear in mind that you will also be required to read the board papers before meetings and that you may be required to attend other functions and tasks between meetings.

Q: Can I qualify for a position on an Australian Government board if I am living or working abroad?

A: Yes. Australian citizens living abroad still qualify for appointments to Australian Government boards.

Q: Does the Australian Government have any initiatives to increase board diversity?

A: Yes, for more information please see: Diversity.

Q: Are Australian Government board members remunerated?

A: Some Australian Government board members receive remuneration. This remuneration is generally determined by the Remuneration Tribunal.

Q: Can I subscribe to receive notifications of board vacancies posted on the AusGovBoards Vacancies page?

A: No. An email subscription service was previously offered to provide information about advertised board vacancies. However this service has been discontinued in an effort to streamline the delivery of information.

Any vacancies that are publicly advertised by portfolio departments can be found on the AusGovBoards Vacancies page. This page also provides other information to help you stay informed of government board vacancies.