Vacancy—Director, Wet Tropics Management Authority Board

Due to three long term Directors serving their full term on the Wet Tropics Management Authority Board near the end of 2021, the Australian Government and the Queensland Government are seeking three suitably skilled people to fill these important roles, including an Indigenous Identified (male) position.

Together Board Directors and staff are responsible for ensuring that Australia's obligations under the World Heritage Convention for the protection, management and presentation of the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area are met. 

Board Directors have a range of important roles including:

  • overseeing the functions of the Authority as outlined in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Protection and Management Act 1993

  • setting the objectives, strategic direction and policies for the Authority; and ensuring the Authority performs its functions in a proper, effective and efficient way
  • promoting the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and involving the community in the management of the Area
  • having regard to the tradition of Aboriginal Peoples particularly concerned with land in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.


The Wet Tropics Management Authority is committed to building an inclusive culture that respects and promotes human rights and diversity. Rainforest Aboriginal Peoples and First Nations People are encouraged to apply for all positions.


To express interest in this role: 

 1. Download the Indigenous Director application form or the Director application form (all applicants must complete this  form)

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3. Send completed application form and your resume (no more than 6 pages)  to wettropics@wtma.qld.gov.au

    Applications to be marked 'EOI private and confidential'. 


Closing date for expressions of interest COB Friday 23 July, 2021. 


For further information call Executive Director, Scott Buchanan on (07) 4241 0500 or email wettropics@wtma.qld.gov.au

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