Expressions of Interest
The Attorney-General seeks expressions of interest for appointment as full-time or sessional members of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), for the following lists:
- Planning and Environment List
- Building and Property List
- Guardianship List
- Human Rights List
- Review and Regulation List.
VCAT members are appointed for a period of seven years by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Attorney-General. Qualifications and conditions of employment are set out in Part 2 of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998.
Applicants should demonstrate a high level of integrity, sound judgment, legal or professional skills, interpersonal skills, the ability to conduct hearings, and a capacity to make fair decisions quickly. Applicants must also be aware of, and sensitive to, the diversity of backgrounds and life experiences of VCAT users, and the need to communicate effectively and courteously with all users. A commitment to the use of technology and participation in ongoing professional education will be viewed favourably. Excellent communication skills are essential, and skills in mediation are valuable.
People who have been admitted to legal practice in Victoria for more than five years or who have specialist experience in the above areas are eligible to apply for Senior Member appointments.
The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that Victoria’s courts and tribunals reflect the rich diversity of the Victorian community. Applications are welcome from people of all ages, genders and sexual orientations, people with a disability (adjustments to the recruitment process will be provided upon request), Aboriginal Australians and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Appointment is subject to probity checks, including a National Police Check.
All expressions of interest are treated confidentially and may be drawn upon on an ongoing basis as vacancies arise.
How to apply
Expressions of interest should be submitted via the Get on Board website www.getonboard.vic.gov.au and should include a resume and a completed ‘VCAT Expression of Interest’ form. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Previous applicants who already lodged an expression of interest via the Get on Board website during 2019 will be considered, but may submit a new or updated expression of interest if desired. Applicants who submitted an expression of interest prior to 1 January 2019 must complete a new application.
For enquiries about the appointments process, please email email@example.com.
Expressions of interest must be received no later than midnight on 30 June 2019.