Board appointments to the ABC and SBS

Appointments of non-executive Directors and Chairs to the ABC or SBS Boards must undergo a merit-based selection process. This process is set out in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 and the Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991.

An independent Nomination Panel (the Panel) advertises vacancies and assesses applications against merit-based selection criteria. The Panel then nominates at least 3 people for each vacancy in a report to the Australian Government. The Government, in turn, recommends nominee(s) to the Governor-General for appointment to the respective board.

Visit the ABC website or the SBS website to learn more about their boards.

Current Board vacancies

ABC Board

Applications have now closed to fill an upcoming non-executive Director vacancy on the ABC Board. Applications are being assessed against the merit-based selection criteria.

SBS Board

Applications have now closed to fill an upcoming non-executive Director vacancy on the SBS Board. Applications are being assessed against the merit-based selection criteria.

Information about the appointment process

For more information on the appointment of non-executive Directors to the ABC and SBS Boards, please see the document link below:

Last updated: 6 May 2024