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Our department makes it easy for you to have a voice on issues that really matter to Australia. We need people with diverse skills, expertise, perspectives and lived experience to provide depth and reflect the communities in which we operate.

Giving you a place


Careers for people with disability

We're offering a range of jobs for people living with disability in locations across Australia.

Joining our diversity networks

When you join our department, you can join our diversity networks. These networks are a forum where people can connect and support each other. Employees lead our networks while our senior executives champion and guide them.

Our networks:

  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CALD) Network
  • Disability and Wellness Network (DaWN)
  • Gender Equity Network (GEN)
  • Indigenous Employee Network (IEN)
  • Pride Network (for LGBTIQA+ employees).

Creating an inclusive and empowered workforce

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is demonstrated through the following strategies.  

  • Our Inclusion Strategy shows how we are creating a workplace culture where we are all valued and respected for our contribution.
  • Our People Strategy outlines how we are building a high performance organisation by investing in our people, culture, values and processes.
  • Our Safety Health and Wellbeing Strategy provides measurable targets to achieve and maintain a safe working environment for all staff.

Welcoming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Our Reconciliation Action Plan outlines our commitment to employing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We are committed to creating opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses to work with government through the Indigenous Procurement Policy.

Other initiatives include:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy
  • Acknowledgement of Country training for staff
  • more visibility of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in our buildings.

Participating in diversity initiatives

Other ways we demonstrate our commitment to diversity and inclusion include:

Our department is a member of:  

More opportunities to join us

Our Graduate Development Program offers specific roles to people with disability or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people using affirmative measures.

Contact us


Phone +61 2 6213 6000

Last updated: 6 June 2022

Content ID: 71413