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Tasmanian Government Boards

Tasmanian Government boards and committees play an important role in providing leadership, direction and accountability across many areas. Boards and committees represent a vital link between community needs and government delivery of services.

A range of boards and committees currently operate in Tasmania, including statutory authorities, government business enterprises, advisory boards and regulatory bodies.  These bodies are diverse in terms of functions, form, size, level of responsibility and accountability.

There are 124 active Tasmanian Government boards with approximately 1,171 members. These numbers can change depending on the creation or cessation of boards and the appointment timelines and processes for board members.

Members may be drawn from the community or professional groups, and many are required by legislation to possess certain skills or qualifications.

The Office of the Secretary in the Department of Premier and Cabinet administers the Tasmanian Government Boards database and can provide advice to agency staff about:

  • policies and guidelines for boards and committees; and
  • determining board and committee sizing and remuneration arrangements.

Tasmanian Government Board Fee Policy

The Tasmanian Government uses a framework developed previously by consultants Mercer, Cullen Egan Dell (MCED) to determine appropriate maximum levels of fees for board members.

The Tasmanian Government Board Fee Policy outlines a framework that provides a set of steps for classifying boards and incorporates a scale of maximum fees for board members.

In June 2015, the Tasmanian Government agreed that future increases in the Government Board Remuneration Framework would be aligned to increases approved for the Tasmanian State Service Award (TSSA).

Gender Representation

The Tasmanian Government is committed to a target of 50 per cent representation of women across government boards and committees by July 2020.

The Strategy Women on Boards Strategy 2015-20: A Five-Year Plan for Improving Gender Equity on Tasmanian Government Boards and Committees outlines actions for increasing women’s participation on government boards and committees.

Register your interest in becoming a Board member

The Tasmanian Government is keen to ensure that the best candidates are recruited for its boards and committees, and that the right balance of skills and experience, gender and cultural diversity is available.

The Department of Treasury and Finance maintains a secure database of individuals interested in being appointed to government business boards.

Inclusion on the register of nominees does not guarantee selection for a position. Also having your name on the register of nominees does not oblige you to accept any appointment which is offered.

Tasmanian Women's Register

The Tasmanian Women's Register is a secure on-line database of women who would like to be appointed to Government boards and committees. The Register assists in identifying suitable women who are skilled, experienced and interested in appointment. The Register is administered by Communities, Sport and Recreation division.

Board and committee vacancies

Search and find information about current board vacancies here.

Contact:

Office of the Secretary
Phone: 03 6232 7230
Email: Secretary@dpac.tas.gov.au