Department of Health

The Board Remuneration and Directors Expenses guidance and Frequently Asked Questions on this page provide information regarding remuneration and reasonable expenses of board directors. These publications must be read in conjunction with the latest Appointment and Remuneration GuidelinesExternal Link (the Guidelines), published by the Department of Premier and Cabinet.


Remuneration of directors is an element of building independent, effective, highly capable boards. Remuneration enables professionalisation of our boards as well as acknowledging the significant responsibility that being a director of a public health board carries.

Expenses and reimbursements

Expenses are board related costs incurred by directors in the operation of their board duties. The Health Services Act 1988 specifies that a director is entitled to be paid expenses incurred in holding office as a director of the board. All directors, whether remunerated or unremunerated, are eligible to be reimbursed for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses.

Reviewed 11 January 2024


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Health Service Governance Unit Department of Health

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