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Application process

Candidates are invited to register their interest, upload their details and CV and apply for director opportunities through the Treasury’s online database.

How to register

To register for the first time and apply for current vacancies, go to

Setting up your candidate profile may take between 30-45 minutes and it is preferable that you complete all your details in one sitting. Completing your details in full with skills, roles and governance experience increases your visibility for targeted searches.

Upcoming appointments

Once you have registered your details on the database you will be notified of upcoming vacancies, position requirements and closing dates via email.

All board vacancies administered by the Treasury’s Governance and Appointments team are listed here

The application process

The application process consists of skills profiling, candidate identification, shortlisting and due diligence.  Details on the process is outlined below and downloadable as a pdf.

Crown Board Appointment Process

1  Skills profiling & approach to market

Treasury identifies board’s needs with input from the chair and other stakeholders as appropriate. Plan appointment approach (open vs targeted search) and draft advice for Minister’s consideration. Ministerial decision
Start at least
6 months before
term end date

2  Candidate identification

Nominations received from advertising, Minister’s caucus colleagues, nominating agencies and any other sources ie, networks, community groups, LinkedIn, or targeted search. Minister provides
names of any
candidates and seeks 
nominations from colleagues
One month

3  Shortlisting

Treasury screens all candidates against capabilities required and finalises a shortlist in conjunction with the chair. Proposed shortlist of candidates for interview is provided for Ministers consideration. Ministerial decision
One month

4  Due diligence

Candidates agreed by Ministers are progressed to interview and due diligence, including background and reference checks and identification of interests. Preferred appointees are provided for Ministers consideration. Ministerial decision
One month

5  Cabinet process

Treasury prepares draft Appointments and Honours Committee (APH) documentation on agreed candidates for Ministerial consultation. Following consultation proposed appointments considered by APH Committee and Cabinet. Minister consults
with colleagues
and presents
appointments at APH
5-6 weeks

6  Completion of appointments

Minutes confirming new appointments received. Treasury prepares and sends appointment documentation including relevant letters and formal notifications. Minister signs
or forwards to
3-4 weeks

Download the PDF of the Crown Board Appointment Process (PDF 748 KB).

Last updated: 
Thursday, 16 March 2023