Applications for the 2016 Graduate Development Programme are now open.
Applications are open from 9.30am (AEDT) Wednesday 11 March 2015 to 2.00pm (AEST) Wednesday 22nd April 2015.
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 Programme (ELPP) for graduates, for further information including eligibility and to apply for this programme please visit the
ABARES Careers webpage
Where Graduates Grow
For 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 Programme on this website. We also encourage you to like our Graduates facebook page
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.
Visit us at the following careers fairs:
The Big Meet Perth, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Friday 6 March 2015, 11.00am-2.00pm
Australian Capital Territory
Tertiary to Work, National Convention Centre Canberra, Friday 13 March 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
The Big Meet Brisbane, Sofitel Brisbane Central Hotel, Monday 16 March 2015, 11.00am-2.00pm
New South Wales
The Big Meet Sydney, Sydney Town Hall, Friday 20 March 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
The Big Meet Melbourne, Palladium Room, Crown Casino, Thursday 26 March 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Check out our virtual office tour below!
Download the virtual office tour video WMV [14MB]
For further information on the 2016 Graduate Development Programme email