The bureau is an ideal workplace 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.
- we value professionalism, integrity, great minds and practical thinking.
- we offer rewarding working conditions and excellent remuneration.
- we encourage continuous learning and provide a wide range of development opportunities.
- your work will directly contribute to the evidence base for future policy development by the Australian Government.
Positions are advertised on the Department’s jobs centre.
2023 ABARES graduate program
In 2023 ABARES is offering a 12-month entry level professional program for economists, modellers, scientists and statisticians. You will work in a dynamic research bureau with a team of experienced economists and scientists on issues facing Australia’s agriculture, forestry, and fisheries sectors.
PLEASE NOTE: The closing date for applications has been extended to Tuesday 26 April at 11:30 pm.
Graduate recruitment webinar
If you missed our latest ABARES Perspectives graduate recruitment webinar on Thursday 31 March, or if you attended the webinar and want to watch it again, here’s your chance to hear from some of our economists who started as ABARES graduates, learn about potential career paths and look behind the scenes at the day in the life of an ABARES economist.
Register for temporary employment
If you are interested in working for the bureau on a short-term or casual basis, you can register your interest on the Department’s temporary employment register.
We are committed to fostering a diverse and flexible workplace that values differences, supports inclusiveness and encourages all employees regardless of gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or caring responsibilities, to achieve their potential.
Reach Program temporary employment register
Our Reach Program is an in-house program that involves recruiting employees with autism to undertake a number of roles within the department. It is part of our commitment to promoting inclusion.
People with disability can request workplace modifications or reasonable adjustments to assist in applying for positions, participating in the recruitment process, and with their daily job. These adjustments are aimed at removing barriers for people with disability so they can undertake their job in the best way possible. These include access, equipment and other practical support.
If you require reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, you can include these in your online job application or discuss your needs with the position’s contact officer.
We take part in the Australian Public Service (APS) RecruitAbility scheme. It supports employing people with disability in the department and wider APS.
If you have a disability, you can opt into the scheme. If you meet the minimum requirements of the job, you’ll advance to the second stage in the selection process.