These resources apply to boards who oversee public entities as defined in section 5 of the Public Administration Act .
They also apply in part to advisory boards, which must meet integrity obligations for the public sector.
In addition to the general advice in these resources, familiarise your board with the:
- requirements in the laws or document that established your entity
- any other government policies that apply to your entity.
Consult your portfolio department for advice on requirements that apply to your board. Tailor how you implement this guidance based on your entity's size and risk profile.
Code of conduct
Code of Conduct for Directors of Victorian Public Entities
A binding code you must comply with as a board director.
Board director induction
A guide and checklist on the minimum requirements for inducting new board directors.
An overview of board governance
Your board’s role to oversee your entity, in the public sector context.
Guidance and templates for your board
Some documents and actions to help your board run effectively.
Differences between public and private boards
A comparison of director obligations in the private and public sectors.
Integrity guidance for board directors
Duties and responsibilities of boards and board directors
Your duties and responsibilities as a director on a board.
Conflicts of interest and duty as a board director
How to manage conflicts of interest and duty as a board director
Directors’ duties with respect to climate risk
A guide to help you oversee the management of climate-related risks in your entity.
A guide to help your board ensure that your entity complies with its obligations.
Assessing public board performance
A guide to help your board assess its performance and that of chairs and directors.
How to manage your CEO's performance
How your board can manage your CEO so they deliver public value.
How to plan for a new CEO
How to prepare for a change of CEO, and how to help a new CEO transition into the role.
Using an external search consultant
A guide on how your board could use an executive search consultant to recruit a new CEO.
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Reviewed 23 August 2022