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Working with us

Our people are integral to achieving our mission to protect Australia’s border and manage the movement of people and goods across it.

​​​​We offer challenging and diverse careers that touch upon many parts of Australian life – industry and commerce, trade and travel, our national security, the protection of our community and the security of our offshore maritime resources and environment.

Our employees work in over 100 locations in Australia and outside Australia, across a range of interesting subject areas influenced by international and domestic developments.

Our success depends largely on our ability to foster the innovation, efforts and diverse skills of our people. We strive to create a motivating and rewarding working environment in which we value performance, our people, integrity, service and service standards.

We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability and people from other diverse backgrounds. We are committed to providing a working environment that values diversity and inclusion and supports staff to reach their full potential.



Working in the ABF

Information about applying for an entry-level role and working in the Australian Border Force (ABF), including roles, attributes and eligibility requirements for Border Force officers, and the ABF College.

​Join the Australian Border Force

Conditions of employment

Terms and conditions of employment in the Department are provided by a Workplace Determination made by the Fair Work Commission. The Workplace Determination applies to all non-SES employees within the Department employed under the Public Service Act 1999.

The Department of Home Affairs Workplace Determination (WD) nominally expired on 8 February 2021. 

Read the workplace determination

On 9 February 2021, the Department of Home Affairs Determination 2020/01​ took effect. The Determination is made under section 24(1) of the Public Service Act 1999 and was signed by the Secretary on 15 July 2020.

The section 24(1) Determination:

  • ​maintains the terms and conditions under the current Department of Home Affairs Workplace Determination 2019
  • provides three pay increases of 2% in August 2021, February 2022 and February 2023
  • ​provides increases to certain allowances of 2% in line with the pay increases.



Working with us

Information on applying for a role with the Department including eligibility, and security requirements.

How to apply