Balance—Agriculture portfolio skills database

​​​​​​​The department welcomes registrations from interested individuals who want to be considered for membership of agriculture portfolio boards, councils, committees and task forces. These bodies play an important role in ensuri​ng the future prosperity of Australia’s rural industries. We are seeking people with expertise in entrepreneurship, governance, strategic planning and stakeholder communications to register on Balance, the agriculture portfolio skills database.

Decision-makers with diverse skills and experience can generate innovative approaches to business strategies and help shape the future of our agricultural industries. We encourage women, young people, Indigenous people and people with disabilities to register.

We may use your information to assess your suitability for appointment to Australian Government bodies in the Agriculture portfolio and potentially other portfolios. We may also use your information to identify you for possible attendance at forums, meetings and other portfolio-related events.

Vacancies may be advertised in major newspapers and through industry networks. If you’re registered on Balance, we will notify you about these vacancies. Always apply for positions that interest you. Selection committees may use the database to identify candidates.

To register, please complete the online registration form PDF  [283 KB, 4 pages]

For further information email Balance or telephone 1800 900 090.

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Private interests declarations

You may be asked to complete a private interests declaration as part of an appointment process. This will include questions about court action and convictions, involvement in bankruptcy or similar proceedings and financial and other interests that could conflict with your appointment. A copy of the form is available on request. Your personal information will be used and stored in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles. If you do not provide the requested personal information, the department may not be able to include your nomination for appointment for the minister’s consideration.

See our Privacy Policy to learn more about accessing or correcting personal information or making a complaint. Alternatively, telephone the department on 1800 900 090.


Australian Government Directory—Information about Australian Government boards, including Agriculture portfolio appointments.
BoardLinks—A government network established to provide more opportunities for women to be appointed to their first board, launch and further their directorship careers and increase the number of potential candidates for Australian Government boards.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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