Land and Environment Court of NSW

Commissioner and Acting Commissioner Applications

The Attorney General is seeking applications from qualified persons for appointment as a full-time Commissioner for a period of seven years and as an Acting Commissioner.

There are multiple positions available for both full time Commissioners and Acting Commissioners. 

Commissioners and Acting Commissioners exercise the jurisdiction of the Court to determine certain of its cases, either by conciliation or hearing on the merits.

Selection criteria for Commissioners and Acting Commissioners: Appointees must have at least one of the qualifications detailed in section 12 of the Land and Environment Court Act 1979.  These include special knowledge of and experience (and, in some cases, formal qualifications) in such fields as local government administration, town or country planning, environmental planning, environmental science, environmental assessment, land valuation, architecture, engineering, surveying, building construction, the management of natural resources and Crown land, urban design or heritage, or being an Australian lawyer.

Commissioners are appointed on a full time basis and Acting Commissioners can work on a full time, part-time, part-year or other flexible basis.

Applications addressing the selection criteria in Word or PDF, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and the names of at least two referees, must be completed online.

Applications close: 11.59pm AEDST – Tuesday, 23 January 2024. Apply online via the iworkfornsw website.

Last updated:

15 Dec 2023

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