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Could you be part of our story?

We are looking for enthusiastic people who have a passion for exciting and challenging work, are results oriented and understand the importance of what the department does.

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources reaches every corner of Australia. We are critical to implementing key government priorities, such as the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper. We drive reforms to biosecurity and export regulations and set government policy on drought, fisheries and natural resource management. We manage our scarce water resources and maintain and secure new markets for Australia’s agricultural exports.

Central to the department’s story is a diverse, capable, engaged and flexible workforce. We are a motivated, professional and inclusive team with a wide variety of qualifications and backgrounds.

Check out Claire and Matt’s stories below to get a feel for what you can expect and apply now to be part of our story.

Claire – Policy Officer


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Matt – Policy Officer


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Working for us

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources provides excellent pay and conditions  for its staff of approximately 4500 employees.

Our people include accountants, animal and meat inspectors, biosecurity officers, economists, information and communication technology (ICT) staff, policy officers, programme administrators, researchers, scientists, survey staff and veterinary officers.

You will find us in regional centres, rural communities and cities throughout Australia. Around 58% of our Australian-based employees work outside Canberra in capital cities and regional offices, major airports, mail centres, shipping ports, laboratories and abattoirs.

Globally, we work in Bangkok, Beijing, Brussels, Dubai, Jakarta, New Delhi, Rome, Seoul, Tokyo and Washington to maintain relationships with Australia's trading partners and international organisations.