Benefits and conditions

AUSTRAC can offer you a wide range of employment benefits including:

  • an attractive salary including access to annual performance-linked salary progression
  • choice of superannuation fund and generous rate of employer contribution for eligible employees
  • access to salary sacrificing arrangements
  • flexibility to negotiate working hours
  • flex time arrangements for APS 1-6 classified employees
  • time off in lieu (TOIL) for Executive Level classified employees 
  • access to flexible work arrangements such as part-time work, job share, home based work, and purchased leave
  • 20 days annual leave per year, including access to half pay 
  • 18 days personal/carer's leave per year to use for personal illness, caring responsibilities and emergencies 
  • three days compassionate leave and three days bereavement leave per occasion
  • 16 weeks maternity, adoption and foster leave for eligible employees 
  • four weeks maternity leave for those not eligible to receive the 12 weeks maternity leave under the Maternity Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1973.
  • two weeks supporting partner leave 
  • up to 24 months unpaid parental leave
  • recognition that an employee's ability to perform in their job is a major contributor to career satisfaction. In addition to meeting operational requirements, AUSTRAC's learning and development program, aims to build an employee's capability to perform their job, to work effectively with others, and to progress their Australian Public Service (APS) career
  • a generous studies assistance scheme to support employees undertaking additional studies with up to 120 hours paid study leave and up to $4,000 reimbursement of study-related expenses per year, depending on the course of study and subject to approval
  • wellbeing initiatives, including the availability of a confidential employee assistance program.

Please view the AUSTRAC Enterprise Agreement (Word, 672KB) for further information on current salaries, and other conditions of employment.

Being part of the APS also has the additional benefits of:

  • working for an employer who is committed to work-life balance, learning and development, work health and safety, and equity and diversity in the workplace
  • being able to access an extensive range of career opportunities
  • being able to move between different agencies and departments without losing entitlements
  • knowing that you are making a meaningful contribution to the Australian community.

Integrity in the APS 

Together, the APS Values and Employment Principles shape the organisational culture of the APS. They are core components of a positive culture, stewardship, high performance, and leadership - and fostering 'one APS'. 

All AUSTRAC employees are employed under the Public Service Act 1999 and required to comply with the Code of Conduct, including to at all times behave in a way that upholds the APS Values and Employment Principles, and the integrity and good reputation of AUSTRAC and the APS. AUSTRAC’s procedures for determining a breach of the APS Code of Conduct are available below.

View the Word File Procedures for determining breaches of the APS Code of Conduct and for determining sanction (Word, 87KB)

View the PDF File Procedures for determining breaches of the APS Code of Conduct and for determining sanction (PDF, 115KB)


Read more on the APSC website about Integrity in the APS.

AUSTRAC workplace diversity plan 2013-17

AUSTRAC is committed to creating a working environment that values and utilises the contribution and experience of our employees from a diversity of backgrounds. The main objective of the AUSTRAC workplace diversity plan 

2013-2017 is a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce. Harnessing the diverse skills, experiences and qualities of our employees enables us to be more efficient and innovative, enhancing our performance and leading to better business outcomes for AUSTRAC.

View the Word file AUSTRAC workplace diversity plan 2013-17 (Word, 513KB)

View the PDF File AUSTRAC workplace diversity plan 2013-17 (PDF, 488KB)

Last modified: 07/04/2016 15:30