Specific rules apply both to establishing a new government board or committee and to making board or committee appointments.

All appointments made by the Governor must first be approved by Cabinet. Cabinet must also approve appointments where:

  • the board is a public corporation (or the governing body of a public corporation)
  • the board is a major advisory board
  • the board is a significant statutory authority (or the governing body of a significant statutory authority)
  • members receive annual remuneration.

Use the Appointments to Boards and Committees: What goes to Cabinet? publication to see which board appointments must go to Cabinet and what the requirements are.

Use the board and committee appointment checklist to help you complete your submission or note.

Cabinet approval must also be sought to establish a new board or committee. Guidance on when to establish a board or committee, and a template for seeking Cabinet’s approval, can be found in Department of the Premier and Cabinet Circular PC022.

Requirements in relation to remuneration of government boards can be found in Department of the Premier and Cabinet Circular PC016.

Templates for appointments to boards and committees

View the templates page to download the required templates.

The Boards and Committees Unit has put together a range of information to help manage board and committee administration.