Work with us

Giving you a place at the centre of government to help shape important issues.

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How our department is structured.

Why work with us

Looking for a career where you can solve some of our country’s most pressing challenges?

Our advice and insight shapes policy that’s critical to Australia’s future. We’re looking for people with diverse skills, expertise, perspectives and lived experience to join us in building a better future for all Australians. 

One department, many careers

We’re many policy areas, industries and careers in one. From critical technologies to critical minerals, astronomy to supply chains, there are endless opportunities to grow your career, skills and experience with us. 

Open and flexible

We understand everyone has a life beyond work, and we empower you to fulfil your duties in a way that works for you and your team. We provide flexible working options and a healthy lifestyle program to support work/life balance.

A safe space for all

We want you to be your authentic self at work. That’s why we’re creating an inclusive culture that allows everyone to feel safe, engaged and valued.

Learn more about working with us

Application process

Find out how to apply for a position with our department.

Conditions and benefits

Find our enterprise agreement and learn about pay, conditions and benefits at our department.

Careers for graduates

Grow your skills and make a difference with us.

Careers for people with disability

We make it easy for you to have a voice on issues that really matter.

Diversity and inclusion

Learn about our diversity networks and inclusive workplace.
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Our 2023 APS Employee Census results

The 2023 APS Employee Census results are in. The census collects workforce views on important issues.
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Ready to take the next step in your career? Exciting opportunities for graduates now open

If you’re looking for an opportunity to build and embed the skills you have gained during university, apply now for our graduate programs. Applications close 16 April 2023.
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Our 2022 APS employee census results

The 2022 APS employee census results are in. The census collects workforce views on important issues.