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Victorian Veterans Council - member of the Ex-Service Community

Victorian Veterans Council | Public administration

Posted on 22 February 2023
Closed on 15 March 2023


Sessional, 2-3 years
Monthly, 1-2 hour meetings
Melbourne - CBD
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). As well as advising the Minister for Veterans, the VVC promotes collaboration and coordination across Victorian ex-service organisations and provides advice to the Minister and Director of Consumer Affairs on the use of patriotic funds. 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

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.

Who we're looking for

There is currently one vacancy on the VVC for a member of the ex-service community who is recommended by an ex-service organisation to be a member of 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 marketing and engagement skills and grants program experience.

What you need to apply

You will be contacted if you are shortlisted for the position.

To be considered, please provide your CV and a covering letter outlining your interest in the position, as well as a letter of recommendation from a Victorian ex-service organisation nominating you as a suitable candidate for membership of the VVC. Applications close Wednesday 15 March 2023.

Should you have any 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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