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 are now open to fill an upcoming non-executive Director vacancy on the ABC Board. This is a part-time position for up to 5 years. 

The successful candidate must understand the role of the ABC, its Charter, and place in the Australian community. They must also possess high level leadership and vision; personal and professional integrity; and knowledge of at least one of these fields: the media industry business or financial management; corporate governance; cultural industry and/or cultural policy. 

Please see the position description below, which includes detailed selection criteria information and a link to the online application form:

ABC non-executive Director Position Description - April 2024

Applications close at 12pm AEST on 6 May 2024.
 

SBS Board

Applications are invited to fill an upcoming non-executive Director vacancy on the SBS Board. This is a part-time position for up to 5 years.

The successful candidate must understand the role of the SBS as a multicultural broadcaster, its Charter, and place in the Australian community. 

Candidates must possess high level leadership and vision; personal and professional integrity; and an understanding of the communication needs of Australia’s multicultural society. Candidates must also demonstrate substantial experience or knowledge in at least one of these fields: the media industry business or financial management; corporate governance; cultural industry and/or cultural policy, industrial relations. 

Candidates for this role must demonstrate an appropriate understanding of the interests of employees.

Please see the position description below, which includes detailed selection criteria information and a link to the online application form:

SBS non-executive Director Position Description - April 2024

Applications close at 12pm AEST on 6 May 2024.

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: 1 January 2024