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​​​​​​The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) is the research arm of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. ABARES provides professionally independent research, analysis, forecasting and statistics on the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors.

ABARES has a wealth of expertise in applied economic and scientific research, developing innovative modelling techniques, undertaking comprehensive surveys and developing internationally recognised data management processes..

We offer opportunities in science and economics, as well as other fields. The bureau is committed to excellence, innovation and creativity, and the promotion of rigorous, high quality, accessible scientific and economic outputs to inform policymakers.

ABARES seeks highly skilled staff who are able to work creatively and constructively with stakeholders and clients. The bureau is an ideal employer for those who want to develop their research and analytical skills, build strong relationships, and work across a range of fields relating to the agriculture, fisheries and forestry portfolio.

ABARES offers an Entry Level Professional Program.

Our Entry Level Professional Program (ELPP) has moved away from a more traditional graduate development program and focuses on establishing expertise in specific areas within ABARES. Participants who take part in the ELPP will have access to a variety of tailored activities, offering individual focus on your learning and development, allowing you to make informed decisions about the rest of your career.

If you are interested in working for the bureau on a s​hort-term or casual basis, you can also register your interest on the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources temporary emplyment register​.

Find out more about ABARES.​