How To Apply

In order to apply for SILA, you will need to meet the below eligibility criteria and submit an application form.

We strongly encourage participants who live in, and/or lead, organisations with programs serving regional and rural areas to apply. We also have a fund to support people from diverse backgrounds to participate in the program, and will provide travel assistance to those coming from regional and rural areas.

Please read the Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process page before proceeding.

Application Form

The Application Form typically takes 40 minutes to complete. Once you start your application you will NOT be able to save it and come back to it later. You will have to finish the application in one sitting. If you have any issues when completing your application form please email

To complete the application form you will need access to the following information (more info found on the Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process page).

  • Personal information
  • Professional bio
  • Organisation information (including ABN, date established, operating locations, geographic focus, total number of staff, average annual revenue over last three years, average annual expenditure over last three years, high-level description of organisation activities)
  • 200 word response to each of the selection questions
  • Resumé/CV
  • Letter of endorsement from your Board Chair (one page)
  • Latest audited accounts
  • Latest Annual Report (or equivalent)
  • Headshot

If you meet the above eligibility criteria and you would like to be one of 24 CEOs participating in the first cohort of SILA, please complete the application form by clicking the ‘APPLY NOW’ button below.