Apply for a job

We offer exciting opportunities across different areas of expertise. Our staff work around Australia and overseas. Ongoing (permanent) and non-ongoing (temporary) roles are available.

Our department was established on 1 February 2020. Before this, we were:

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of the Environment and Energy (Environment portfolio)

We are still updating our corporate information. We don’t yet have one job portal.

Agriculture

Current vacancies

See our current Agriculture job vacancies. This includes statutory appointments.

You can also apply to be a biosecurity officer.

Temporary job register

You can also register your interest in non-ongoing opportunities. Complete a new application in our online recruitment system.

You should outline your area of interest, qualifications, skills and experience.

Environment

Current vacancies

See current Environment job vacancies.

Temporary job register

You can also apply for temporary roles through our job vacancies.

Eligibility

To work with us you need to:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • complete 6 months of probation
  • have a pre-employment medical assessment
  • character and police checks
  • reference checks
  • formal qualifications checks, if applicable

You can’t apply if you have recently received a redundancy from another public service agency. You must wait until your redundancy period expires.

Salary and conditions

Find out more about benefits and conditions for staff. This includes:

  • pay scales
  • leave and flexible work arrangements
  • superannuation
  • diversity and inclusion
  • learning and development

When you apply

Make sure you:

  • have read the duty statement and selection criteria
  • apply by the specified closing date

What to include

You will need to:

  • address the selection criteria
  • attach an up-to-date resume
  • include details of at least 2 referees

Additional screening to assess your suitability may be required in some cases.

Special arrangements

We work to enable all applicants with relevant skills and experience.

If you need special assistance, such as wheelchair access, include this on your application cover sheet.

Governance roles

For available board positions, see:

Agriculture portfolio skills database

We also keep a register for board, council, committee and task force memberships. Our boards play a vital role in ensuring Australia’s rural industries.

These roles are for the agriculture sector.

To register:

For more information email balance@agriculture.gov.au or phone 1800 900 090.