We offer our employees a range of benefits. These include an inclusive workplace, competitive salaries and flexible working arrangements.
Our department was established on 1 February 2020. Before this, we were the:
- Department of Agriculture
- Department of the Environment and Energy (Environment portfolio)
We’ve adopted the Department of the Environment and Energy’s enterprise agreement.
Learn more about our employment conditions. Read our enterprise agreement:
- Enterprise Agreement 2016–2019 [PDF 1.6MB]
- Enterprise Agreement 2016–2019 [DOCX 831KB]
- Determination to extend enterprise agreement [PDF 126KB]
- Determination to extend enterprise agreement [DOCX 75KB]
- New schedule of salaries and allowances [PDF 275KB]
- New schedule of salaries and allowances [DOCX 87KB]
The Department of the Environment and Energy’s staff agreed to a Determination to increase salary and allowances. This is effective from 30 November 2019. The changes are outlined in the Determination and schedule.
Diversity and inclusion
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.
We value what each individual contributes and have a number of inclusion networks that support:
- people with an experience of mental health issues
- people with disability
- people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
- people who identify as LGBTIQ
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
We recognise that healthy employees are happier and more productive in the workplace.
Our staff have access to:
- annual flu vaccinations
- other vaccinations (job dependant)
- work health and safety information and training
Learning and development
We offer our staff ways to learn new skills and develop their work potential. This includes:
- on-the-job training
- e-learning courses
- internal assignments
- secondment opportunities
- study leave (for approved external studies)
Our flexible working arrangements include:
- part-time hours
- job sharing
- paid annual leave
- support for carers
- leave provisions
Our strategies and policies
We are still updating our corporate information. We will release updated strategies and employee policies soon.
We are a part of the Australian Public Service (APS). This means our staff must adhere to APS values. These are:
- Impartial: the APS is apolitical and provides the government with advice that is frank, honest, timely and based on the best available evidence
- Committed to service: the APS is professional, objective, innovative and efficient and works collaboratively to achieve the best results for the Australian community and the government
- Accountable: the APS is open and accountable to the Australian community under the law and within the framework of Ministerial responsibility
- Respectful: the APS respects all people, including their rights and their heritage
- Ethical: the APS demonstrates leadership, is trustworthy, and acts with integrity in all that it does
Read more about values and conduct of APS employee: