Victorian Veterans Council - ‘Ex-Service Community' Board Member | Melbourne - CBD

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Posted on 03-Sep-2020
Application Close Date: 01-Oct-2020
Melbourne - CBD
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Victorian Veterans Council – ‘Ex-Service Community' Board Member


Melbourne – CBD



Application close date

1 October 2020


There is an exciting opportunity for a member of the ex-service community to join the Victorian Veterans Council.

The Victorian Veterans Council (the Council) is an independent statutory body established under Victoria's Veterans Act 2005 (the Act). As well as advising the Minister for Veterans, the Council 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 Council 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 Council are defined under Sections 5 & 6 of the Act.

The Department of Premier and Cabinet invites ex-service organisations to nominate members of the ex-service community to become a member of the Council.

Under Section 8(8) of the Act, to be eligible for the role of Member of the Victorian Veterans Council, candidates must be a member of the ex-service community nominated to the Minister for Veterans by an ex-service organisation (other than RSL Victoria or Melbourne Legacy).

“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 veterans' surviving partners and dependants.

General areas of skills or experience that would be considered favourably include governance; finance or administration.

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 Council.

Should you have any queries about the role or the application process, please email

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring boards and committees broadly reflect the diversity of the Victorian community. We welcome applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all ages, people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and intersex people.