Victorian health service boards are appointed by the Minister for Health and have well defined responsibilities. The Department of Health & Human Services provides a dedicated support program to develop board capability.
Board appointments are held annually for public hospitals.
Board education aims to develop and strengthen each director’s capabilities. There are many resources available to support boards and their members.
Boards Ministerial Advisory Committee
The Boards Ministerial Advisory Committee has been established to advise the Minister for Health on board appointments and board capability.
About health service boards in Victoria
Victorian health services boards have specific responsibilities that include a range of financial obligations set out in government legislation and directives.
Applying for board director positions
The department is committed to ensuring boards and committees broadly reflect the diversity of Victorian communities. We welcome applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all ages, people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse back...
Information and education for health service boards
The Department of Health & Human Services runs regular training sessions and provides online resources for skill building in governance, leadership, risk management and more.
Resources and tools for boards
The Department of Health provides a range of resources and tools to health service boards on essential matters relating to governance, performance and capacity building.
Reviewed 03 December 2021