When a board member is appointed or reappointed to the board of a DELWP agency they will be sent a copy of their Instrument of Appointment, which sets out the terms and conditions of their appointment.

  • Any remuneration (e.g. sitting fees) and expenses to which the board member is entitled will be set out in their Instrument of Appointment.
  • Remuneration is based on the rates in Schedules A to D of the Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines issued by the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
  • Expenses for board members of DELWP agencies are reimbursed at the same rate and are subject to the same conditions that apply to employees of the department.
  • A Premier's Circular sets certain requirements for the induction of new board members.  For details, see the Induction and education support module.

Guidance notes

Standing for election to Parliament or local council

  • Important information for board members and employees who are considering standing for election to Parliament or local council
  • Certain legal requirements and timing must be complied with
  • Applies to both major DELWP agencies and small (category 3) committees of management.

Remuneration and expenses - Victorian Coastal Council and regional coastal boards

For board members of the Victorian Coastal Council and regional coastal boards.

Remuneration and expenses – VCC & RCBs (PDF, 368.5 KB)
Remuneration and expenses – VCC & RCBs (DOCX, 108.0 KB)

Governance links

Related support modules

On Board has related support modules for DELWP board members, including:

Induction and education

Department of Premier and Cabinet

The Department of Premier and Cabinet issues the Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines. Requirements apply to both paid and unpaid board members.