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How to apply

We encourage you to apply for any current vacancies that suit your skills and experience.

AUSTRAC is an inclusive employer and we actively encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disabilities, LGBTI+ people and people with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds and those of mature age. We are committed to creating a working environment that values and uses the contribution and experience of employees from a diversity of backgrounds.

To have the best chance of success, we suggest you follow the steps below.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Consider if you wish to opt in to the Australian Public Service (APS) RecruitAbility Scheme (Word, 121KB)
  4. Prepare your application and include:
    • a completed AUSTRAC job application cover sheet (Word, 442KB)
    • a covering letter, no longer than one page, that states why you are interested in the position, and what value you can add to AUSTRAC
    • a 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
  5.  Email your application to before the closing date and time.

As part of the recruitment process you may need to undertake psychometric testing, as well as pre-employment checks such as a security assessment and Commonwealth Security Clearance.

You can withdraw your application at any time by emailing

For tips on applying for jobs in the APS, see the Australian Public Service Commission’s guide, Cracking the code.

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Last updated: 25 Aug 2020
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