How to apply to a public board
Applications usually open for 30 to 60 days.
Search board vacancies(opens in a new window) that match your skills, experience and interests.
Prepare your application
Before you apply, read the vacancy page and any attachments.
It's important to know:
- about the board
- about the role
- who they're looking for
- what you need to apply
Check the board vacancy page for the closing date. You can't apply after this date.
Complete your application
Select the board vacancy you'd like to apply for, then:
- create an account or sign in
- enter your details and attach the required documents
- review your details
- submit your application
- wait for a confirmation email
Wait to hear from the recruitment manager.
After you apply
Candidates are shortlisted
1 to 3 weeks
The recruitment manager makes a list of the strongest candidates for a vacant position and schedules interviews.
Interview process begins
3 to 6 weeks
The recruitment manager runs the interviews and does referee checks on the preferred candidates.
Preferred candidates will need to complete a declaration of private interests and the following checks:
- Australian Securities and Investment Commission banned and disqualified person register
- National Personal Insolvency Index
- National Criminal Record
Read more about these checks at Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines(opens in a new window).
Up to 8 weeks if required
The approval process will change depending on the board.
For smaller boards, appointments may be made by the Minister alone. Appointments to larger boards may require the approval of the Cabinet and/or Governor-in-Council.
Successful and unsuccessful candidates notified
The recruitment manager will notify successful candidates of their appointment verbally and through a letter of appointment.
Once the candidate accepts the position, the recruitment manager will notify unsuccessful candidates.