Seeking expressions of interest as a member of the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee

Closing date midnight Monday 28 June 2021

On behalf of the Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Mary-Anne Thomas MP, the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) is seeking expressions of interest for the position of member of the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC), for a term of up to three years.

AWAC is a non–statutory ministerial advisory committee, whose primary role and function is to advise the Minister for Agriculture on matters concerned with animal welfare in Victoria.

Who should apply?

Applicants are required to have knowledge and expertise in animal welfare in at least one or more of the following categories:
  • Agricultural, animal or veterinary science
  • Commercial, recreational, display and scientific use of animals
  • Care, breeding and management of companion animals
  • Ethical standards and conduct in respect to animals
  • Animal welfare expertise
  • Wildlife and conservation management
  • Public policy
  • Any other area that the minister considers relevant to fulfil the role of AWAC

A working knowledge of animal welfare legislation, associated regulations and other policies and guidelines relevant to the business of the AWAC or the possession of a higher degree in animal welfare policy or research or veterinary science, or equivalent experience is also desirable.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring its public entity boards and committees reflect the diversity of Victoria’s community. Suitably qualified women, Indigenous Australians and people with a disability, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as trans and gender diverse people are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply?

Further information on the role and how to submit an application can be found by visiting and searching for “Animal Welfare Advisory Committee Member”.

Additional enquiries or assistance with completing the Expression of Interest package can be directed to Ms Monica Bird, Acting Assistant Director Governance, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions on 0431 936 182.

Expressions of interest close at midnight on Monday 28 June 2021.