Committee Member - Senior Victorians Advisory Committee

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Applications close 2 July 2024


Role length:
Sessional, 2-3 years
As required, 1-2 hour meetings
Melbourne CBD, online or another location
Sessional rates

About the board

Exciting opportunity to join the Senior Victorians Advisory Committee

The Senior Victorians Advisory Committee (the Committee) is a non-statutory committee established by the Victorian Minister for Ageing to provide advice on the needs and rights of older Victorians, and to inform related government priorities and programs. The Committee will cease in 2027.

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing invites members of the community to nominate to become a member of the Committee.

About the role

The Committee's work will focus on: 

  • Promotion of rights and respect for older people  
  • Providing a community voice to government with predominately older people as members of the group, including older people with lived experience of elder abuse or experiences that link to the issues that are relevant to older people.   
  • Raising awareness of older people's positive contribution and meaningful participation in social, economic and cultural life, in addition to being important members of the community  
  • Providing advice on implementation of the Ageing Well Action Plan 2022-2026 and the review of the Plan that is due to take place following the Plan's conclusion in 2026

Specifically, the role of the Committee is to highlight the community voice of older people through:  

  • Lived experience of issues that impact an older person, such as financial insecurity (including cost of living pressures relating to essential services and accessing supports), elder abuse, intergenerational trauma, parental visa holders, job stability, job-seeking and workforce support opportunities, housing instability, social isolation and loneliness, digital exclusion, ageism, stigma and discrimination, neurodiversity, substance use and addiction and any other matters referred by the Minister.
  • Provide leadership on the needs and rights of older Victorians and to inform related government priorities and programs.  
  • Experience of community involvement, volunteering experience, social events, sports and recreational groups participation.

The Committee will report to the Victorian Minister for Ageing. 

Who we're looking for

  • Up to twelve committee members in addition to a community member chair, will be appointed to the Senior Victorians Advisory Committee by the Minister for Ageing.
  • Members must be based in Victoria and will be appointed based on individual experience, and not as representatives of specific groups or organisations.
  • People 60 years and over, and First Nations people ages 50 and over, can apply to join the committee. 
  • Members should ideally feel comfortable sharing and communicating a range of views that are personal to them and taken from their life experience.

What you need to apply

Applications close at 11:59 pm on Tuesday 2 July 2024.

All applicants must register an account and apply online through the Join a Public Board website:

You may save an unfinished application at any time by ‘saving and exiting'. This will save the information you have entered, and you can log in at a later stage to complete your application.


Applicants are required to submit the following as part of their online application:

  • Resume

Applicants must provide a full and detailed resume, which should be current, typed and dated. Your resume should include your current/former employment history and qualifications.

  • Application form

Complete the application form which addresses:

  • what role you are applying for i.e. Chairperson/Member/or both
  • the Key Selection Criteria
  • any relevant experience, skills, and personal attributes that you would bring to the role.
  • current membership of Commonwealth and Victorian government boards

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact


Information for sector membership – Senior Victorians Advisory Committee

Register your interest.

If you work in a sector organisation and interested in being a sector member of the Senior Victorians Advisory Committee, please register your interest by contacting Closing date for registering your interest is 11:59 pm, Tuesday 2 July 2024.

Please note there are four sector member places on the committee and sector membership is via invitation by the Minister for Ageing. Invited sector members will be notified in October 2024.


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