Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria

Governance and Accountability


Board members embrace the current corporate governance environment as an essential element in effectively exercising leadership and oversight in performing their functions.


Since the establishment of the Board in early 2005, members have systematically developed corporate governance structures and policies to meet operational needs as they arise. In developing its good governance framework, the Board considers the key elements of good governance as identified by the Auditor-General and the governance principles and codes recommended by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, adopting government standards where applicable.





The Board acts to promote a culture of integrity and accountability in pursuit of its goals and objectives.  The Board strives to incorporate the following values in its dealings, as set out in the Public Administration Act 2004.


Summarised, these are:

  • responsiveness
  • integrity
  • impartiality
  • accountability
  • respect.



Ethics Policy

To merit the trust of the community, respect of the government and the support of the profession, Board members will comply with the Board’s Code of Ethics and ensure that services provided by the Board adhere to the Government’s ethics guidelines for public sector employees, embodying:

  • taking responsibility for results
  • respecting and balancing people’s needs
  • resolving issues fairly
  • demonstrating a spirit of service
  • earning and sustaining public trust
  • making decisions objectively.



Code of Conduct

The Board adopts the Code of Conduct for the Victorian Public Sector as published by the Victorian Public Sector Commission.



Audit Committee

Based on the size of the entity, the Board received an exemption from establishing an audit committee and conducting internal audits from the Minister for Finance.  The Board members assume roles and responsibilities of an internal committee, which include:

  • reviewing financial statements
  • ensuring financial control systems are in place
  • appointing internal auditors and liaising with internal and external auditors
  • oversight of the audit process
  • reviewing and acting on audit reports
  • oversight of management of financial risks


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