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We offer challenging and rewarding work in pursuit of our mission—achieving a just and secure society.

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To apply for opportunities within the department, visit our current vacancies page to lodge your application.

Policy and programme areas you could work in include:

  • civil justice
  • family law and legal assistance
  • criminal justice
  • law enforcement
  • national and protective security
  • international law
  • native title
  • corporate services.

Our department is committed to workplace diversity and aims to create an environment that values and utilises the contribution of people from different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

Our flexible work environment allows our people to balance their work and personal responsibilities.

2020 Graduate Program

For information on the 2020 AGD Graduate program and how to apply, visit our graduate recruitment page.

Performance Expectations

Interested applicants are encouraged to refer to our department's Performance Expectations, which outline the capability needs of employees at each classification.

The Performance Expectations encourage consistent performance to enable the department to achieve its outcomes.

For more information, call HR Assist on 02 6141 6111.

Statement in respect of PageUp data security breach – June 2018

In June 2018, there were media reports concerning a data security breach at PageUp People, a HR service provider. Our department had a contractual relationship with PageUp People for particular recruitment services. This provider is being used for the 2020 Graduate program only.

PageUp People provided the following update in November 2018:

"Forensic Expert confirmed no specific evidence of data taken in PageUp security incident.
A detailed forensic investigation on the PageUp security incident in May 2018 has concluded that while an attacker was successful in installing tools that could exfiltrate data, no specific evidence was found that data was exfiltrated. We thank you for your patience as we worked through this process.
The investigation was conducted by expert forensic analysts Klein & Co. who collected and analysed all available digital forensic evidence related to the incident."
For more information please visit PageUp People's website.