Work with AUSTRAC
At AUSTRAC our people are our strength. Every day our people use their intellect, skills, experience, initiative and the latest technologies to help protect Australians and Australia’s financial system from serious and organised crime.
We offer you a challenging and rewarding career with meaningful work. Wherever you work at AUSTRAC, you will make an impact.
We recognise performance and teamwork in our fight against financial crime. We are committed to helping our people develop their career – that way when you join AUSTRAC, you become part of our success story.
See our current vacancies.
Who we are looking for
Our ideal candidates are motivated, agile and resilient and bring their ‘whole self’ to work, supporting colleagues to do the same.
We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment that values the contribution and experience of employees from a diversity of backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, those who identify as LGBTI+, and those with a disability.
For tips on applying for APS jobs, see the Australian Public Service Commission’s Cracking the Code guide.
AUSTRAC has three main divisions:
- Regulation, Education and Policy – regulates, educates and communicates with our reporting entities to help them meet their legal anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) obligations
- Intelligence – develops and shares financial intelligence to stop financial crime and build capacity with partners
- Capability and Strategy – creates and drives the workforce strategy and organisational culture that supports and enables our people and processes to function seamlessly.
Meet our people
Hear from Jacinta and Nick about AUSTRAC’s culture of collaboration, ideas and shared purpose, and how every role at AUSTRAC makes a difference.
AFR BOSS Best Places to Work
In 2022, the Australian Financial Review BOSS Magazine recognised AUSTRAC as one of the top ten Best Places to Work in the Government, Education & Not-for-Profit sector. These awards recognise successful organisations that foster productive, creative, and focussed staff in the face of competing challenges and digital transformation, and those who are pioneering best-practices in areas such as flexible work.
This award is acknowledgement of our strong culture, future-focussed workforce practices and the successful implementation of a hybrid working model. We are the only Federal Government Agency to be included in the AFR’s top ten in 2022.
Employer of Choice
AUSTRAC has been recognised as an Employer of Choice through the Australian Business Awards in 2020. The Australian Business Awards is an annual awards program that recognises organisations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation, product innovation, technological achievement and employee engagement via a set of comprehensive award categories.
This award acknowledges the achievements of AUSTRAC staff and their continued dedication and efforts in driving and supporting our culture and performance. As an organisation, we remain committed to putting our people first in everything we do.
Hybrid work and other benefits
We operate under a flexible hybrid work environment, with all our staff having access to opportunities to work from home for part of the week. We also offer a wide range of other employment benefits and flexible work options.
For more information see our AUSTRAC culture and benefits page.
Do you have questions about working with us? Contact our recruitment team.
2021 AUSTRAC employee census results
AUSTRAC participates in the annual APS employee census, which provides important information about the engagement, wellbeing, job satisfaction and diversity of our people. It also gives insight into our decision-making and innovation processes.
In 2021, AUSTRAC scored highly across a range of areas including current job impressions, work group performance, health and wellbeing, and flexible work. These results show our employees are inspired by their purpose and the contribution they make in achieving outcomes for the Australian public. In addition, there were improvements in the areas of immediate supervisor, immediate work group, and health and wellbeing since 2020. More than 90% of our employees recommend AUSTRAC as a good place to work.
See our employee census results:
- 2021 APS employee census results (PDF, 1.1MB)
- 2020 APS employee census results (PDF, 433KB)
- 2019 APS employee census results (PDF, 508KB)
AUSTRAC is also proud to be a member of the Diversity Council Australia, the Australian Network on Disability, and ACON’s Pride in Diversity program.
Be part of the National Intelligence Community
AUSTRAC is part of the National Intelligence Community. See if an Intelligence role is right for you, and find out more about a career in intelligence.
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