Communications and the Arts
The role of the National Library of Australia is to ensure that documentary resources of national significance relating to Australia and the Australian people, as well as significant non-Australian library materials, are collected, preserved and made accessible either through the Library itself or through collaborative arrangements with other libraries and information providers. By offering a strong national focus and cooperating with others who share our goals, the Library supports learning, creative and intellectual endeavour, and contributes to the continuing vitality of Australia's diverse culture and heritage.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    National Library Act 1960

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    23 March 1961

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair The Hon Dr. Brett Mason 9 August 2018 8 August 2021
Deputy Chair Ms. Jane Hemstritch 25 July 2016 24 July 2019
Member Ms. Janet Hirst 5 May 2016 4 May 2019
Member Prof. Kent Anderson 5 May 2016 4 May 2019
Member Ms. Alice Wong 5 May 2016 4 May 2019
Member Mr. Douglas Snedden 5 May 2016 4 May 2019
Member VACANT    
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director Dr. Marie-Louise Ayres 2 March 2017 1 March 2022
Member VACANT    
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Julian Leeser MP 10 November 2016 9 November 2019
Member Senator Claire Moore 10 November 2016 9 November 2019
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