As an organisation, we are committed to building a culture
where difference is valued and respected, and where we work
together and leverage the benefit of our diversity.
Why work for us
Our responsibilities are diverse. Among our many activities, we:
- drive strong biosecurity controls to protect Australia
- set government policy on agriculture, fisheries and forestry
- maintain and secure new markets for Australia’s agricultural exports.
We know our best assets are our people.
Apply for a job
We offer a range of jobs in different fields and locations, both in Australia and overseas. Opportunities include permanent and temporary positions, statutory positions and board appointments.
First Nations people
We recognise the important perspective First Nations people bring to our work. We actively build a culturally safe workplace and encourage you to apply for a job with us.
The department supports First Nations initiatives through our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) by identifying how we will support, build, and improve relationships with First Nations people, both in our department and community.
People with disability
We support the employment and career development of people with disability. We create an inclusive and supportive workplace for our staff.
We offer a special program for graduate employees. After completing the program, you will become an ongoing staff member.
We strive for a workplace where we support all genders to reach their full potential.
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD)
We recognise the value that colleagues from a CaLD background add to our workplace and foster and inclusive workplace.
We prioritise cultivating a safe and inclusive workplace for all our LGBTIQA+ colleagues and encourage active allyship.
Benefits and conditions
We provide our employees an inclusive workplace, competitive salaries, generous leave entitlements and flexible work arrangements.