Working with us

We offer challenging and diverse careers in a high profile and complex environment. We are committed to ensuring Australia has the best possible services in immigration, border protection and citizenship. We are looking for employees to join us to help build an organisation that is open, client focussed and which supports our staff to achieve excellence. Our employees work in over 100 locations in Australia and outside Australia, across a range of interesting subject areas influenced by international and domestic developments.

Our success depends largely on our ability to foster the innovation, efforts and diverse skills of our people. We strive to create a motivating and rewarding working environment in which we value performance, our people, integrity, service and service standards.

We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability and people from other diverse backgrounds. We are committed to providing a working environment that values diversity and inclusion and supports staff to reach their full potential.

General information


To be eligible for engagement to the Australian Public Service (APS), candidates must be Australian citizens. However, in some limited circumstances, candidates who have permanent resident status may be offered employment pending the granting of citizenship. All employment opportunities advertised in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette are open to all Australians unless the employment opportunity is marked with a clover leaf symbol which indicates that the job is only open to employees of the APS.

People who have received a redundancy benefit from an APS Agency or the Australian Parliamentary Service are restricted from APS employment. For further information on how this may affect you please refer to the APSC Recruitment and Selection advice.

If you are identified as the preferred applicant for a job, you will be required to undergo a number of pre-employment checks, which might include a police records check and health clearance.

Security requirements

If you are being engaged to a 'security assessed position' you will need to hold a valid security clearance to the level applicable to the position. If you do not hold a valid security clearance, we will send you a security pack that must be completed and returned before you commence work. We will assess if there will be any risk associated with granting access to classified information. That assessment will be based, among other things, on advice from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP). If you are a successful candidate, you will need to complete the security pack as soon as possible, as you will not be able to commence work until a security clearance has been granted.

Workplace diversity

We acknowledge that the diversity of our people is our greatest strength. We understand that a diverse workplace will have a greater understanding of its clients and the needs of the community.

As an organisation we endeavour to create an environment that values and utilises the contributions of people with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.​​