Membership Expression of Interest

The Reef Advisory Committees are competency-based, and members will be appointed taking into consideration their experience, knowledge, skills, relationships and networks with Reef Traditional Owners or relevant groups or sectors identified in the applicable Terms of Reference. All Committee members are expected to adopt a broad perspective on Committee business that is raised.

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority supports two Reef Advisory Committees:

  • Indigenous Reef Advisory Committee (commonly referred to as the IRAC)
  • Tourism Reef Advisory Committee (commonly referred to as the TRAC)

To ensure diversity on the Committees, reasonably practicable efforts will be made to ensure 50 per cent female and male representation as well as a balanced representation of age and geographical location.

The Great Barrier Reef Authority is currently undertaking an Expression of Interest Process for the 2019 – 2022 term.

Timeframes for expressions of interest

Commencing – 9.00am Monday 24 June 2019

Closing – 5.00pm Monday 22 July 2019


Applicants should give due consideration to their capacity to comply with, and deliver on, the Reef Advisory Committee Charter of Operation , and the relevant Terms of Reference (contained within the Charter as appendices).

Applicants must complete the Expression of Interest Submission form in either Microsoft Word or PDF format

Expression of Interest – Indigenous Reef Advisory Committee (Microsoft Word) (PDF )

Expression of Interest – Tourism Reef Advisory Committee (Microsoft Word) (PDF )

Applicants must also provide a copy of their curriculum vitae (CV / resume).


Applicants should send their completed Expression of Interest Submission form, and a copy of their curriculum vitae (CV / resume) to:


Postal: PO Box 1379, Townsville Qld 4810

Enquiries can be made through:


Phone: 07 4750 0700

Appointment Process

Once all expressions of interest for members of the Committees are reviewed, the Authority will provide recommendations to the Marine Park Authority Board to consider the appointment of prospective members.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their expression of interest in writing by 31 August 2019.