Member of the Ex-Service Community - Victorian Veterans Council

Victorian Veterans Council | Public administration

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Applications close 4 July 2024


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

About the board

Exciting opportunity for a member of the ex-service community to join the Victorian Veterans Council.

The Victorian Veterans Council (VVC) is an independent statutory body established under Victoria's Veterans Act 2005 (the Act). Promoting collaboration and coordination across Victorian ex-service organisations, the VVC provides advice to the Victorian Government on issues and funds relating to veterans and their families.

The VVC also supports veterans' welfare, commemoration and education programs through the distribution of grants from the Victorian Veterans Fund and the ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund. The objectives and functions of the VVC are defined under Sections 5 & 6 of the Act.

About the role

Members of the VVC support the board to achieve its objectives and functions under the Act. The VVC meets eight times per year with additional meetings of sub-committees as required. Duties of VVC members include:

  • Attending VVC meetings and actively participating in deliberations on matters before the VVC.
  • Participating in one of the VVC’s sub-committees.
  • Representing the VVC at commemorative events as required.
  • Attending meetings with ex-service organisations and the veteran community in Victoria as required.

VVC members should expect to devote an average of 8-10 hours per month to VVC activities annually.

Who we're looking for

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) invites individuals who are members of the ex-service community to apply to become a member of the VVC.

To be eligible, you must be a member of the ex-service community and provide a letter from an office bearer of a Victorian ex-service organisation recommending you for a position on the VVC.

Under Section 8(8) of the Act, letters of recommendation may be considered from any Victorian ex-service organisation, including but not limited to RSL Victoria sub-branches and Legacy Clubs. However, due to provisions for nominations elsewhere in the Act, nominations from RSL Victoria State Branch or Melbourne Legacy cannot be considered for this position.

“A member of the ex-service community” means: all veterans, all surviving partners of veterans and all dependants of veterans. Successful candidates will 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 dependants.

General areas of skills or experience that would be considered favourably include engagement skills and grants program experience.

What you need to apply

Applicants must provide their CV and a covering letter outlining their interest in the position, as well as a letter of recommendation from a Victorian ex-service organisation nominating them as a suitable candidate for membership of the VVC. Applications close Thursday 4 July 2024.

For queries about the role or the application process, please email

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that government boards and committees reflect the rich diversity of the Victorian community.

We encourage applications from people of all ages, Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and from lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse, intersex and queer people. We will provide adjustments to the recruitment process upon request.

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