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Board appointment, remuneration and diversity guidance

Processes and principles for the appointment and remuneration of members of Victorian government entities, to ensure that appointments reflect the diversity of the Victorian community.

Appointment and remuneration guidelines

These guidelines outline Victoria's standard processes for appointing people to government boards and offices. They also provide guidance about recommended pay rates for government appointments.

These guidelines apply to a number of different entities:

  • boards
  • advisory councils
  • trusts
  • commissioners.

They are applicable to appointments made by ministers or the Governor-in-Council. They don't apply to the employment of public sector staff, school councils and most judicial appointments.

They contain information on:

  • recruitment and selection
  • probity checks and declarations of private interests
  • setting pay for government appointments
  • the process for getting an appointment approved
  • privacy and data protection.

Download the guidelines and templates

The remuneration levels in schedules A, B and C have been updated (effective from 1 July 2022).

Diversity on Victorian Government Board Guidelines

It is important that Victorian government boards reflect the diversity of the Victorian community. Diversity of skills and expertise, and the perspectives and lived experiences of people from different backgrounds, contribute to good governance and help ensure that boards are making decisions in the interests of the Victorian community.

These guidelines provide general advice to support diversity on boards. The guidelines also provide tailored advice to support the following cohorts that experience barriers to participation:

  • women
  • culturally and linguistically diverse people
  • young people
  • LGBTIQ+ people
  • people with disability
  • Aboriginal people
  • people living in rural and regional Victoria.

The Diversity on Victorian Government Board Guidelines are a companion document to the Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines and apply to all appointments to which the Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines apply.

Read an online version of the Diversity on Victorian Government Board Guidelines.

Download the guidelines and board skills matrix template

Reviewed 30 June 2022

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