Victorian health service boards are appointed by the Minister for Health and have well defined responsibilities. The department 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.
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.
Information and education for health service boards
The Department of Health 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 30 June 2022