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Our Gender Equality Advisory Group

Expressions of interest are now open for our new Gender Equality Advisory Group.

We are forming a new group that will provide advice on the implementation of Our equal state, Victoria’s gender equality strategy and action plan.


The Gender Equality Advisory Group will have up to 10 members and will also include Department of Families, Fairness and Housing executives and the Commissioner for Gender Equality in the Public Sector.

We are looking for Victorian based members who have:

  • gender equality expertise relating to one or more of the five priorities of Our equal state: 
    • cultural change
    • health and wellbeing
    • safety and respect
    • economic equity
    • public sector leadership 
  • a deep understanding of intersectionality, which may include lived experience
  • high level conceptual skills, including the ability to form complex ideas into clear recommendations and actions
  • effective communication skills, including experience in providing constructive, independent advice
  • confidence in strategic engagement with government, or advocacy on public affairs issues
  • the ability to constructively work with others on committees or in groups.  

In line with Our equal state, the Gender Equality Advisory Group recognises that gender equality must always be trans and gender diverse inclusive, and we are actively seeking diverse, representative voices that reflect the principles of the strategy. 


In a 1-2 page expression of interest, applicants should:

  • indicate if you are applying as an individual or a representative of an organisation
  • outline:
    • how your expertise in gender equality relates to the priorities of Our equal state.
    • your ability to form influential and practical advice on complex topics for decision makers. Include an example of your experience of this (i.e. experience advocating on an issues of public interest).
    • your ability to reach agreement with people who hold differing views to you. Include an example outlining your approach and the outcome.
  • Please also attach 
    • a current CV
    • a letter of recommendation from a relevant referee.

Email the expression of interest to

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.

Applications close COB Friday 31 May.