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How to apply

On this page you'll find information about how to apply for a job at AUSTRAC.  

Before you apply

To have the best chance of success:

  • Check you are eligible for the role. You must be an Australian citizen to work at AUSTRAC. If you have accepted an APS redundancy benefit, please check the APSC guidelines to see if you’re eligible to apply for vacancies
  • Learn about AUSTRAC and the role. Explore the AUSTRAC website, read the job description carefully, and contact the nominated contact officer if you want to find out more about the position.

How to apply

Include in your application:

  • a completed AUSTRAC job application cover sheet (Word, 446KB)
  • covering letter (no longer than one page) about why you are interested in the position and what value you can add to AUSTRAC
  • resume (up to five pages) outlining your career history and qualifications. Provide the contact details of at least two referees, including your current or most recent manager.

Email your application to before the closing date and time.

If you are selected for interview and require any reasonable adjustments, please advise the Contact Officer.

At the completion of the selection process, we will contact you about your outcome – either by phone (successful applicant) or by email (unsuccessful applicants).

View current job vacancies at AUSTRAC

If you have a disability

Our RecruitAbility scheme underpins our commitment to supporting the employment of people with disability and is applied to all our vacancies. Learn more about the RecruitAbility scheme from the Australian Public Service Commission website and download AUSTRAC’s RecruitAbility fact sheet (Word, 121KB).

Pre-employment check

The safety of our people and protection of our information are our utmost priorities and critical to maintaining our integrity, value and reputation.

If you are selected as the preferred applicant for a role at AUSTRAC, you will need to complete a number of pre-employment checks which must be completed satisfactorily before we can make you a formal offer of employment. Pre-employment checks typically include proof of identity and qualifications, police history check, medical declarations and completion of a questionnaire.

AUSTRAC employees also require a Australian Government security clearance. This includes checking your identity and background, finances, digital footprint information and other assessments depending on the level of security clearance required for the role. 

Getting ready for your first day

Before you start at AUSTRAC, we help you prepare by providing you with information, training, tools and resources via a smartphone app.

This includes information about what to expect in your first week, our culture, location information, videos about AUSTRAC’s work and social responsibility, and a welcome video from the CEO.

The onboarding journey continues once you start at AUSTRAC via our e-learning hub where you will complete induction training and access resources, surveys and information.

The content on this website is general and is not legal advice. Before you make a decision or take a particular action based on the content on this website, you should check its accuracy, completeness, currency and relevance for your purposes. You may wish to seek independent professional advice.

Last updated: 21 Apr 2021
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