Department of Agriculture Graduate Recruitment

​​Applications for the 2015 Graduate Development Program are now closed.

Applications were open from 9.30am (AEST) Wednesday 16 April 2014 to 2.00pm (AEST) Wednesday 14 May 2014.

Note: The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) is the research arm of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture. ABARES run the Department of Agriculture ABARES Entry Level Professional Program (ELPP) for graduates, for further information including eligibility and to apply for this program please visit the ABARES Careers webpage.

Where Graduates Grow

Top Graduate Employers 2013For over 100 years we have been helping protect and develop Australia's future. Throughout this time our department has continued to grow and evolve, from our beginnings as the Federal Quarantine Service in 1908 to the diversity of the department today.

If you’re keen to see Australia's primary industries flourish, and want a career brimming with variety and opportunities, then the Department of Agriculture could be the place for you.

You will find plenty of information about our Graduate Development Program on this website. We also encourage you to like our Graduates facebook page Facebook icon for regular updates.

At the Department of Agriculture we value diversity, recognising that people of different backgrounds, work styles and cultures, all combine to give the department an advantage in meeting stakeholder needs. Our graduates come to the department from all across Australia and have a broad range of academic qualifications, work and life experiences. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply.

Check out our virtual office tour below!


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Hear what our Grads say!

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Photo of DAFF graduate Anna - click to watch her video Photo of DAFF graduate Lachlan - click to watch his video Photo of DAFF graduate Rob - click to watch her video Photo of DAFF graduate Saphira - click to watch her video Photo of DAFF graduate Zachary - click to watch his video