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Indigenous Portfolio Boards and Committees – Board Candidate Register

The NIAA maintains a Register of candidates interested in Ministerial appointments including to Indigenous portfolio and other boards and committees, and welcomes skilled professionals to submit an expression of interest.

We are seeking candidates with expertise in Indigenous Affairs, strong leadership, business and financial management, governance and strategic planning, to be considered for inclusion on the Board Candidate Register.

Experience in managing large complex operations and a commitment to organisational governance are essential. A strong commercial background or working with Indigenous community organisations and businesses, as well as previous board experience, will be highly regarded.

Your relevant skills and experience will contribute to closing the gap on Indigenous disadvantage through setting the strategic agenda for various Indigenous portfolio bodies.

We encourage people with diverse experience and backgrounds to register their interest as a potential candidate. This includes but is not limited to: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people; Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people; mature age and people with disability.


Register your interest

We invite you to register your interest by using the board candidate registration form.

The Agency may use your information to assess your suitability for placement on the Board Candidate Register. The Register is used to provide Portfolio Ministers with a selection of highly qualified candidates for consideration as appointment opportunities arise.

Please note: Registering your interest does not guarantee placement on the Register. Placement on the Register does not guarantee you will be considered for any particular appointment.



The Remuneration Tribunal determines the remuneration and allowances that apply to these Boards. Determinations can be found at the Remuneration Tribunal.



Diversity in this context covers gender, age, language, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation, religious belief and family responsibilities. Diversity also refers to the other ways in which people are different, such as educational level, life experience, work experience, socio-economic background, personality and marital status.


Indigenous Portfolio Agency Boards



The Agency is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information it holds. 

You will need to provide your consent to be added to the Board Candidate Register. Please ensure you have read and signed the consent statement, included on the Registration form.

Consent to use and disclosure of personal information under the Privacy Act 1988

You will need to consent to your personal information (including sensitive information), being used and disclosed in whole or part for the following purposes:

  • To be entered in a database of persons interested in appointment to Australian Government statutory positions, boards and committees  (the Board Candidate Register).
  • To provide the Minister for Indigenous Australians and NIAA with a selection of candidates for consideration for appointment as vacancies arise.
  • To provide other Australian Government entities with a selection of potential candidates for consideration for appointment to other positions as vacancies arise.
  • To contact candidates and/or their referees for further information relevant to the appointment process.

Your personal information is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). For more information about the Agency's privacy practices, including how to access or correct your personal information or make a complaint, see our Privacy Policy.



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