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Expressions of Interest – Appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

The Government is inviting suitably qualified members of the public to submit an expression of interest to be considered for appointment to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

Appointments are for one or more of the categories below:

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • Deputy President

Deputy Presidents may exercise a designated leadership role as the head of a division or divisions. Deputy Presidents or Senior Members may also be assigned as a Deputy Division Head. Suitably qualified individuals who are interested in a Division Head or Deputy Division Head role are invited to submit an expression of interest accordingly.

The minimum requirements for appointment to the AAT are outlined in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 (AAT Act). The AAT Act provides that a person must:

  • be enrolled as a legal practitioner of the High Court or the Supreme Court of a state or territory for at least five years, or
  • in the opinion of the Governor-General, possess special knowledge or skills relevant to the position.

The AAT is an independent statutory body that reviews a broad range of administrative decisions made by Australian Government ministers, officers, and authorities. More information about the AAT can be found at www.aat.gov.au/about-the-aat.

Further information about how to submit an expression of interest can be found on the Attorney-General Department’s website at www.ag.gov.au/About/Careers/Pages/default.aspx. Expressions of interest must be submitted by 8 September 2019.

An advertisement has been placed on the APS Employment Gazette at www.apsjobs.gov.au and was also published in national, state and territory newspapers on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 August 2019. 

This expression of interest process will create a register of candidates from which recommendations for appointment may be drawn. The register will be valid for up to 12 months.

Please contact aat.appointments@ag.gov.au with any questions about the expression of interest process.

Kind regards

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Section

Attorney-General’s Department