2023 Board nominations

The OSGeo Oceania board elections are coming up, and we need community members to step up to serve on the board of directors.

To maintain a healthy and dynamic community-driven organisation, it’s critical to continually bring in new energy and ideas. You don’t need previous board experience to bring value. If you’re interested in open geospatial, and you want to contribute to a thriving community in Oceania, consider this an opportunity to make a big difference.

Elections and nominations are open to all OSGeo Oceania Members

Details of the election process and timing are on the OSGeo Oceania wiki: . You can find information about past elections on the OSGeo Oceania wiki and more information about our electoral process here.

Key dates:

  • Open director nominations:  5 November 2023
  • Close director nominations: 19 November 2023
  • Voting Opens: 26 November 2023
  • Voting Closes: 3 December 2023

All election related closing times are at 23:59:59 Western Australia Standard Time


Please be aware that being a Director on our Board is a formal role, and has a number of responsibilities attached. Also, since we have no employees, Directors are active in an operational sense, and not just in a strategy. Have a read of the AICD document on Board Director responsibilities and of our Terms of Reference and please get in touch with a current Board member if you have any questions.

You will also need to commence the application for an Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC)  Director ID prior to nominatingPlease contact one of the existing board members if you have any queries regarding this and all we ask is that you submit the initial application which should not be too arduous. A Director ID or registered email receipt to ASIC should be submitted in the nomination.

How to Nominate:

Any OSGeo Oceania member can nominate themself or someone else to sit on the Board. To nominate someone you will need to send an email with the candidate’s name, their usual place of residence (town/city/country), and a brief statement on why the person would make a good director. Nominations can be sent between 5 November and 19 November to elections@osgeo-oceania.org.

The board thanks Brad Eichelberger who will be the independent returning officer for this process.