Communications and the Arts
The Australia Council is the Australian Government's principal arts funding and advisory body. It supports the creation, presentation and appreciation of excellence in the arts by providing assistance to Australian artists and arts organisations, and making art accessible to the public.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Australia Council Act 1975, section 4; and continues through section 7 of the Australia Council Act 2013 (an update to the functions, powers and governance structure of the Council)

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    12

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    13 March 1975

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. Sam Walsh AO 1 July 2018 30 June 2021
Deputy Chair Ms. Lee-Ann Buckskin 10 October 2016 30 June 2019
Member Mr. Khoa Do 1 November 2018 31 January 2019
Member VACANT    
Member VACANT    
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director Mr. Timothy Blackwell 20 October 2018 20 January 2019
Member Ms. Christine Simpson Stokes 25 February 2016 24 February 2019
Member Mr. Leigh Carmichael 10 October 2016 30 June 2019
Member Ms. Zoe McKenzie 10 October 2016 30 June 2019
Member Ms. Sophie Mitchell 1 November 2018 31 January 2019
Member Ms. Rebecca Weisser 7 December 2018 6 December 2021
Member Mr. Adrian Collette AM 1 November 2018 31 January 2019
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