Expressions of interest for World Heritage Advisory Committees

The Queensland Government is calling for expressions of interest for the positions of members and Chairs of two World Heritage advisory committees:

Advisory committees are responsible for advising the managing agencies—including the Australian and State Government Ministers responsible for the Environment—on matters relating to identifying, protecting, conserving, presenting, and transmitting World Heritage values.

Committees must ensure First Nations people’s rights and aspirations are a primary focus­­ in advice provided to management agencies.

Advisory committee members are appointed by the State Minister responsible for the Environment. The Chairs are appointed jointly by the Australian and State Government Ministers responsible for the Environment.

The committees each comprise members who represent an area of interest or expertise, and an independent chair. In addition, as part of a suite of initiatives under the Queensland Women’s Strategy 2016-21, the Queensland Government has set gender balance requirements for all appointments to Queensland Government bodies.

Fraser Island (K’Gari) World Heritage Advisory Committee

To be eligible for appointment as Chair or member of the Fraser Island (K’Gari) World Heritage Advisory Committee, applicants must have:

  • familiarity with and demonstrated interest in, the Fraser Island (K’Gari) World Heritage property
  • demonstrated expertise in a sector relevant to the management of the Fraser Island (K’Gari) World Heritage property and/or experience in the operation of advisory committees of the like
  • familiarity with Australia’s obligations under the World Heritage Convention.

For more information, including details on how to apply, please read the below information:

Riversleigh World Heritage Advisory Committee

To be eligible for appointment as Chair or member of the Riversleigh World Heritage Advisory Committee, applicants must have:

  • familiarity with and demonstrated interest in, the Australian Fossil Mammal Sites – Riversleigh Section property
  • demonstrated expertise in a sector relevant to the management of the Australian Fossil Mammal Sites – Riversleigh Section property
  • familiarity with Australia’s obligations under the World Heritage Convention.

For more information, including details on how to apply, please read the below information: