Current vacancies

We advertise all vacancies on our e-Recruitment Current vacancies page as well as on the APSjobs website. Vacancies may also occasionally be advertised on other online sites or in the press. DFAT jobs are open to all Australian citizens.

All applications must be submitted online in response to a listed advertisement. All the information required to complete a job application including selection criteria, duty statements and application guidelines, will be available on our e-Recruitment Current vacancies page with the job listing.

All queries relating to job applications should be directed to our HR services provider, Ignite, via email at, or by telephone on (02) 6113 7500.

All our selection processes are governed by the requirements of the Public Service Act 1999. Candidates are assessed individually against the relevant selection criteria, as well as comparatively against other candidates for the position. The selection committee (usually three members) will determine applicants' comparative merit for the position based on their application, performance at interview and comments from referees.

It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application/interview process, please contact our HR services provider, Ignite on telephone (02) 6113 7500. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable adjustment for a person's disability.

If you are an applicant using screen reading assistive technology, you can access vacancy information in accessibility mode. Alternatively, please contact Ignite for assistance on telephone (02) 6113 7500.

If you wish to access any previous job applications submitted before 22 August 2011, please contact Ignite. For previous applications submitted after 22 August 2011, please login. 

Last Updated: 2 September 2014