Applications open for Great Ocean Road authority

Economic Development Pillar

Applications are now open for board positions for the new Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority.

The new authority is part of the state government’s reforms to protect the iconic Great Ocean Road coast and parks for future generations.

The Authority will care for and protect public land along the length of the road, including areas of national park with Parks Victoria, and manage substantial tourism operations as the largest provider of visitor accommodation in the region.

The reforms support local jobs, drive investment in the area, provide for better visitor experiences and will deliver increased local community consultation especially when developing management plans.

G21 lobbied for the formation of the Authority to streamline decision making and protect the road and its environs. The Great Ocean Road is a G21 Priroity Project.

The board will have up to 12 members and include an independent chair, a nominee of each recognised Traditional Owner group in the region and independent, skill-based board members.

Board members will have skills, knowledge or experience relevant to the functions of the authority and significant standing in their field of expertise. Suitably skilled local community members are actively encouraged to apply.

The authority will have its headquarters in Torquay, district offices in Apollo Bay and Port Campbell, and operational bases in other coastal towns along the road.

The Government promotes diverse representation on boards and encourages applications from young people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, Aboriginal people and LGBTIQ community members.

Expressions of interests for the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority closes on 2 August 2020.

More information on board vacancies and the expression of interest process is available at

Source: Based on a state government media release