The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, the Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP seeks expressions of interest for 4 trustee positions for the Trust for Nature (TfN) Board.

TfN works with communities and private landholders in Victoria to permanently protect and enhance the diversity of our natural flora and fauna and is established under the Victorian Conservation Trust Act 1972.

The terms of the trustee positions will be 4 years and will commence on 9 December 2021.

Applicants should have a demonstrated interest or expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • conservation and the environment
  • Aboriginal and cultural heritage
  • senior corporate business planning
  • financial management
  • public administration and corporate governance
  • law
  • corporate directorships
  • agribusiness
  • fundraising
  • philanthropy
  • marketing
  • public relations.

The Board and its committees regularly meet in the Melbourne office or online. Remuneration is fixed at $357 per day for official duties.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that government boards and committees reflect the rich diversity of the Victorian community. We encourage applications from:

  • Women (it is Government policy that no less than 50% of all new appointments to paid Victorian Government boards and Victorian courts be women).
  • Aboriginal people.
  • People with disabilities.
  • People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • LGBTIQ+ people, applicants from rural and regional Victoria.
  • People of all ages.

Greg and Lynda Oates

How to apply

Applicants are required to apply online via the Boards website (search under vacancies). Here you will find further information regarding the recruitment process, the positions and information on Trust for Nature.

Applicants are invited to look at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) support modules for its agencies to learn about how DELWP selects its board members and other recommended reading.

Expressions of Interest close COB 15 August 2021

If you need assistance or adjustments to participate in the application or interview process fully, please get in touch with the department on the details below.

To receive this information in an alternative format, please get in touch with the DELWP’s Biodiversity Division Governance team on 136 186 or You can also contact the team via the National Relay Service on 133 677 or

Page last updated: 09/08/21