Emerald Tourist Railway Board - Board Director | Melbourne - CBD

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Posted on 03-May-2021
Application Close Date: 17-May-2021
Melbourne - CBD
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The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) is pleased to invite applications for part time positions on the Emerald Tourist Railway Board (ETRB).

The ETRB is governed by the Emerald Tourist Railway Act 1977 and is responsible for the preservation, development, promotion, operation and maintenance of the historic Puffing Billy Railway (PBR), which is Australia's foremost operating steam railway and one of the largest narrow-gauge steam and heritage railways in the world. PBR is one of Victoria's major tourist attractions, attracting large numbers of visitors each year.


The ETRB consists of up to seven members appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events. Board members are appointed for a period of up to two years.

The Board meets on up to 11 occasions per year, with members expected to attend a minimum of 75 per cent of these meetings. Each subcommittee also meets on approximately 11 occasions per year.

Board members are also expected to:

  • Actively participate during board meetings.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the PBR's finances, scope of services strategic context and legal framework.
  • Adhere to the relevant obligations and duties set out in the Victorian Public Sector Commission's (VPSC) Directors' Code of Conduct. This includes bringing any actual, potential, or perceived conflicts of interest or conflicts of duty to the attention of the ETRB Chairperson.
  • Undertake any training and development required in order to fully discharge their responsibilities.

Board members are eligible for remuneration as determined by the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events and in accordance with the Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines published by the Department of Premier and Cabinet.


Expressions of interest are sought from suitably qualified individuals with knowledge, skills and expertise in finance, records management, tourism, working with volunteers, child safe standards and governance. In addition, individuals with knowledge, skills and expertise in rail operations, safety and heritage will be viewed favourably.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring the diversity of our boards represent the diversity of our communities. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all ages, women, people with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse and intersex people.


To apply, please select the “Apply online” button below. If you have not previously registered on this website for an opportunity you will need to register your details once you click on the “Apply online” button.

Applications must include a current CV.

If you have any specific questions regarding the role, please contact Danny Teo at danny.teo@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Applications close at 11:59pm on Monday 17 May 2021.

To learn more about the ETRB, please visit https://puffingbilly.com.au