Our boards

We have 23 boards and committees. You can read about our boards below or see a more detailed list of all our boards and their members.

Our boards include a mix of paid (regulated remuneration rates) and voluntary positions. Read about how Queensland Government boards work, including how board members are remunerated.

Note: Public sector employees, employed full-time or part-time, who are appointed as part-time chairs or members of government bodies are not to be paid daily fees or annual allowances except where this is approved by government.

    Arts boards

    Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts Pty Ltd
    The objective of the company is to provide performing arts training and opportunities to Indigenous students.

    Board of the Queensland Museum The Queensland Museum is committed to being a museum of international standing, relating the changing story of Queensland. Its focus is on science, the environment and human achievement. The Board is charged with the control and management of the museum and of all natural history, historical and technological collections, and other chattels and property contained therein. It is responsible for the maintenance and administration of the museum in such manner as will effectively administer to the needs and demands of the community in any or all branches of the natural sciences, applied sciences, technology and history.

    Library Board of Queensland The State Library of Queensland aims to: provide equitable access to high quality State Library and Public Library services; to promote the advancement and effective operation and coordination of public libraries throughout the State; to encourage and facilitate the use of public libraries of all descriptions throughout the State; to control, manage, and maintain the State Library and all property vested in the control of the Board; and to collect, arrange, preserve, and provide access to a collection of library, archival, and other resources relating to Queensland.

    Major Brisbane Festivals Pty Ltd Major Brisbane Festivals Pty Ltd was created by the State Government and the Brisbane City Council. The objects of the company are to create, produce and promote cultural festivals that showcase diverse artistic work and demonstrate artistic integrity, and to produce and deliver in Brisbane and South East Queensland inspiring and inclusive arts festivals.

    Queensland Art Gallery Board of Trustees To develop and maintain the State's art collection and programs in the visual arts for the enjoyment and cultural enrichment of the people of Queensland and visitors to Queensland; to control, manage, and maintain the art gallery and each branch and all the property in the possession of the board, to promote the display of works of art, artistic taste and achievement, educational or cultural instruction or material, and research in the visual arts area.

    Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art Foundation Committee The Committee has been established as a committee of the Board under section 40C of the Act. The function of the committee is to raise funds to assist in the fulfilment of the Board’s functions, including by: (a) Encouraging gifts, donations, bequests and legacies of property for the benefit of the Board; (b) Managing and investing property made available to the Committee by the Board.

    Queensland Library Foundation To act as agent of the Library Board of Queensland in raising funds through gifts, grants and other forms of financial assistance, property and benefits of the State Library, including for buildings, infrastructure, library materials, facilities, programs and projects, increasing public support and interest in the State Library and building the number of financial supporters of the State Library to assist the Library Board of Queensland in the performance of its functions.

    Queensland Museum Foundation Trust established under the Queensland Museum Foundation Trust Deed to provide, inter alia, a fund for the collection of donations and passing those donations through to the Queensland Museum and other eligible charities that operate a public museum agreed by the Trustees and approved by the Board of the Queensland Museum.

    Queensland Music Festival Pty Ltd The company is committed to producing and promoting a biennial music festival that achieves both international excellence and accessibility for Queenslanders from all walks of life.

    Queensland Performing Arts Trust To produce, present and manage the Performing Arts; to establish and conduct education and instruction in the Performing Arts; to teach, train and instruct persons in the Performing Arts; to promote education and research in the Performing Arts; to provide premises and equipment for presenting the Performing Arts; to encourage development and presentation of the Performing Arts; to encourage public interest and participation in the Performing Arts; to encourage understanding and enjoyment of the Performing Arts.

    Queensland Theatre Company The functions of the Queensland Theatre Company are: to promote and encourage the development and presentation of the arts of the theatre; to promote and encourage public interest and participation in the arts of the theatre; to promote and encourage the knowledge, understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of drama and other arts of the theatre; to produce, present and manage plays and other types of theatre; to conduct education in drama and other arts of the theatre; to promote education and research in drama and other arts of the theatre; to provide or assist to provide theatres; to encourage the involvement of persons in the writing of plays and other aspects of the arts and theatre.

    Environment boards

    Cape York Peninsula Regional Protected Area Management Committee Advise the Minister responsible for the Nature Conservation Act 1992, about matters relating to protected areas in the Cape York Peninsula including, Indigenous employment opportunities, Management plans and Resources for management.

    Koala Advisory Council
    The Koala Advisory Council was appointed to support the implementation of the Koala Conservation Strategy. This Strategy will detail how the recommendations of the Koala Expert Panel will be resourced and implemented. The Koala Advisory Council will also fulfil a coordination role by providing communication and collaboration pathways with their stakeholder groups and representing stakeholder interests about the implementation of the Koala Conservation Strategy and provide advice on and monitor its progress.

    Queensland Climate Advisory Council Queensland Climate Advisory Council (QCAC) will provide the Queensland Government high-level, strategic advice on climate change action and policy.

    Heritage boards

    Board of Trustees of Newstead House Establish to govern, manage and control Newstead House.

    Queensland Heritage Council To provide strategic advice to the Minister on matters relating to Queensland's cultural heritage including for example, the measures necessary to conserve Queensland's cultural heritage; and to provide information to the community to encourage interest in, an understanding of, Queensland's cultural heritage; to advise entities about conserving Queensland's cultural heritage, including, for example, government entities and community organisations; to encourage the appropriate management of places of cultural heritage significance; and to perform other functions given to the council by the Minister. Its primary functions include entering places in and removing places from the Heritage Register, and advising the responsible Minister on applications for development of registered places owned by the State.

    Science boards

    Tweed River Entrance Sand Bypassing Project Advisory Committee Preparation of EIA and the tender processes, preparation of plan of management, management and implementation of works and issues of relevance to the local community.

    World Heritage boards

    Board of Wet Tropics Management Authority The Wet Tropics Management Authority (the Authority) was established to ensure Australia’s obligation to the World Heritage Convention is met in relation to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The Authority administers the Wet Tropics legislation and sets policies and procedures which govern activities and land use within the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area. The Authority’s mission is to lead, inspire, advise and support the Australian and global community to protect and share the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area in perpetuity.

    Fraser Island Area Scientific Advisory CommitteeThe purpose of the FIWHASAC is to provide advice to the Australian and Queensland Governments on matters relating to the protection, conservation, presentation and management of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of Fraser Island (K’gari) World Heritage Area from the scientific community.

    Fraser Island Community Advisory Committee The purpose of the CAC is to provide advice to the Australian and Queensland Governments on matters relating to the protection, conservation, presentation and management of the Fraser Island (K’gari) World Heritage Area from the viewpoint of the Fraser Island community including tourism, local council and conservation groups.

    Gondwana Rainforests of Australia Community Advisory Committee The Gondwana Rainforests Community Advisory Committee provides advice on matters relating to the identification, protection, conservation, presentation and management of the Gondwana Rainforests from the viewpoint of the community.

    Gondwana Rainforests Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee The Gondwana Rainforests Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee provide advice on matters relating to the identification, protection, conservation and presentation of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the Gondwana Rainforests.

    Riversleigh Community and Scientific Advisory Committee
    The Riversleigh Community and Scientific Advisory Committee provides advice to the Australian and Queensland Governments, on matters relating to the protection, conservation, presentation and management of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the Riversleigh component of the Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh) World Heritage property from the view point of the community and scientists.

    Wet Tropics Community Consultative Committee
    To advise WTMA Board on community views on WTMA policies and programs.

    Wet Tropics Scientific Advisory Committee
    To advise WTMA Board on scientific research and developments.