Consumer Member of the Estate Agents Council | Melbourne - CBD

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Posted on 14-Aug-2019
Application Close Date: 02-Sep-2019
Melbourne - CBD
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Applications invited for a consumer member of the Estate Agents Council

The Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, the Hon Marlene Kairouz MP, is seeking applications for a suitable qualified person to be appointed to the Estate Agents Council (EAC) to represent the interest of Victorian consumers involved in buying, selling and renting property.

The EAC is a statutory body established under section 6 of the Estate Agents Act 1980 (the Act). Its objectives, role and functions are set out in sections 6A and 6B of the Act.

The role of the EAC is to advise the Minister on current and emerging issues and includes, among other matters, to:

  • monitor developments in the real estate industry generally
  • respond to issues referred to it by the Minister
  • protect the interests of persons using real estate services
  • promote appropriate standards of conduct and competency for persons in the real estate industry, and
  • make recommendations to the Minister on applications for grants from the Victorian Property Fund.

EAC members are appointed by the Minister for terms of up to three years.

Selection criteria


Suitable candidates from the real estate industry are required to contribute effectively to the Estate Agents Council and be able to demonstrate:

  • extensive knowledge and experience of the real estate industry
  • experience balancing competing interests
  • an understanding of the responsibilities and obligations of a statutory office holder, and
  • good interpersonal and communication skills


Knowledge of the consumer property laws in place in Victoria.


For further information about this position, please email

You can apply by sending your resume with a covering letter to:

Project Manager, Executive Services
Consumer Affairs Victoria
GPO Box 123
Melbourne VIC 3001


Applications must be received by 2 September 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

Selection process

Applications will be assessed in accordance with the Guidelines for the Appointment and Remuneration of Part-Time Non-Executive Directors of State Government Boards and Members of Statutory Boards and Advisory Committees (the Guidelines). For details, visit the Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines page of the Department of Premier and Cabinet website.

An independent Selection Panel will assess all applications and shortlist candidates for an interview.

The Selection Panel will submit its recommended candidates to the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation who will make the recommendation to the Governor in Council for appointment.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring its boards and committees reflect the diversity of the Victorian community. This includes women, Indigenous Australians, people with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.