Be involved in reserve management

Do your part for the community and join a Crown land  board. Your skills, experience and enthusiasm are essential in maintaining and improving a Crown reserve in your area.

Board membership is a rewarding experience, and by applying to join you'll be doing your part for the local community.

Further information on becoming a board member is available in the  fact sheet. You will need to submit a completed membership application form.

If you have any questions or require further information email the Reserves team.

Board vacancies

Board vacancies will be advertised on the department's website. Browse current vacancies.

Member induction program

All recommended board members are required to complete the Members Induction Program prior to their appointment being finalised. This requirement also applies to re-appointed members.

The aim is to strengthen governance and ensure all members (new or re-appointed) maintain awareness of their responsibilities as a board member. Requirements:

  • both new applicants and members applying for re-appointment will receive notification to complete the program
  • applicants will be advised of timeframe to complete the program
  • appointments and re-appointments as members will be finalised when the program has been completed.

About the program

The program is made up of nine sections to be completed in one sitting, which will take about 30 minutes. Each section is approximately a 3MB download. You will need to ensure the sound on your computer is turned on.

Throughout this induction, you will be presented with a series of statements relating to the material presented. Click on the checkbox if you agree with the statement. This needs to be done before you can progress to the next section of the induction so if you do not agree with the statement please watch the presentation again.

You can use the navigation bar at the bottom of the presentation window to navigate through the presentation. You can also print a set of notes to take away for future reference.

For members who do not have access to the online program, contact us for a hard copy.

The department maintains a register of members who have completed the induction program. Certificates are issued upon completion and are valid for five years. For members who complete the member induction program online, the department will automatically be notified of your completion.

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Further information and help

This induction program is only designed to provide a general overview of the roles of a board member. The Reserve Handbook and Handbook appendices provides comprehensive information and guidelines on the responsibilities, duties and expectations of reserve boards.

The Crown land staff are also available to provide support to Reserve boards and can assist with operational use and management matters including any Ministerial approvals that may be required.

On 1 July 2018 the Crown Land Management Act 2016 (the Act) came into force. The Members Induction Program refers to outdated terminology and references to repealed legislation. This information is currently being reviewed and will be replaced to reflect statutory changes contained within the Act and Crown Land Management Regulation 2018.