Becoming a board member

Serving on a government board is a rewarding and productive way to get involved with government and help shape Queensland.

If you are board ready, then you can register and create your profile. Registering is easy and takes just a few minutes.

Once you’re registered you can choose what you want to do:

  • Apply for vacancies as they become available – you can search for vacancies at any time.
  • Set up notifications – know when there’s a vacancy and decide if you want to apply.
  • Join the Queensland Register of Nominees talent pool – we’ll contact you if you are shortlisted for a vacancy.

Register now

Am I board ready?

It’s a question only you can answer.

Firstly, consider your education and experience, your knowledge and skills, your attributes and qualities, and then consider how they would benefit a government board. You can search Queensland Government boards, consider which ones you are interested in, and who is currently serving on them.

It’s also important to understand what’s required when you hold a position on a board. You can look at the duties and responsibilities of board members, and consider if you are ready to meet the demands of the role.

Lastly, it’s important to consider if you have the time and capacity to commit to the role. Different boards and roles within them require different commitments. You should consider the responsibilities for the kinds of boards you’d be interested in joining, the frequency of meetings, and the duties attached to the roles you are interested in. You can explore the details of boards, committees and other bodies to see what kind of commitment might be involved.

Getting board ready

If you’re not quite ready yet, there are a few things you can do.

  • Undertake professional development – leadership, strategic thinking, emotional intelligence and more.
  • Join or play an active role in a professional association or industry body.
  • Look for opportunities on private industry or community boards.
  • Expand your networks.
  • Find a mentor, or be a mentor to others.
  • Increase your qualifications – from short courses to masters degrees.

Consider what might help you be board ready, and the skills and attributes that will help you to serve on a government board.