About Australian Taxation Office

As an ATO grad you’ll be part of something big. From day one you’ll join our reinvention – challenging and transforming the way we operate.

With other professionals, you’ll help shape a world-leading tax and super administration known for its contemporary services, expertise and integrity.

Our journey demands the right company: thinkers with the energy, courage and resilience to make a difference. We offer unique experiences you can take with you on your career path, wherever that may lead.

Your future is our future

The ATO graduate program has a history of success. Our previous grads have helped shape Australia’s tax and super administration into one of the best in the world. Now it’s your turn.

What we do

We’re Australia’s principal revenue collection agency, responsible for managing and shaping the tax and superannuation systems for the benefit of the Australian community.

One of Australia’s largest public service employers, we have offices in all capital cities and many regional centres.

As an ATO graduate you’ll work alongside other professionals, contributing to the economic and social wellbeing of the Australian community. Together you’ll help shape an organisation known for its contemporary services, expertise and integrity.

Develop your career, make a difference

Our graduate program provides an opportunity for you to develop in a dynamic and high profile national organisation. We value our people and their diverse skills and give high priority to developing their capabilities.

We offer:

  • An intensive 12-month program
  • Challenging work rotations to develop your skills and explore different areas of interest
  • A program manager to support you professionally and personally throughout the year
  • Dedicated training and development opportunities
  • A competitive starting salary of around $58,000
  • Advancement upon successful completion
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • An excellent social and networking base with fellow graduates


Applications open 1 March 2017
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The ATO Graduate Program provides training to ensure a rudimentary understanding of the tax system in Australia, as well as stream-specific training. The most enjoyable aspect of the grad program for me was being able to learn alongside my fellow grads in a collegiate and good-humoured atmosphere.

— Vishnu Chari, Bachelor of Commerce & Master of Business Law (Monash University)

I couldn’t think of a better place to undertake a graduate program than the ATO. Coming from a graphic design background, it’s important to keep in touch with industry trends and processes – areas the ATO is quite progressive in. The ATO Graduate Program was an enriching experience and I furthered my knowledge in a collaborative and insightful learning environment.

— Angela Tsui, Graphic Design (University of Canberra)

Thanks to the ATO Graduate Program, instead of dealing with Greek letters and rearranging equations, I’m writing programs that automate a process, produce data visualisations and create statistical models. The majority of what I do focuses on interpreting data in a meaningful way – it’s certainly interesting and I’m constantly being challenged.

— Erika Raymundo, Bachelor of Science (Australian National University)

The ATO Graduate Program offers a broad range of training opportunities that have contributed to my professional and personal development. I’ve had the unique opportunity to engage with a variety of colleagues throughout the organisation, developing a network that continually provides advice and support.

— Joseph Ayoub, Bachelor of Laws (Australian National University)

Benefits of working at Australian Taxation Office

    • Competitive salary
    • Dedicated training and development opportunities
    • Diverse career paths
    • Dynamic and high profile national organisation
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Great super benefits
    • Social and networking opportunities
    • Supportive work environment
    • Work-life balance


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