About Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia’s national weather, climate and water agency. Through regular forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice spanning the Australian region and Antarctic territory, we provide one of the most fundamental and widely used services of government. Our work helps people to deal with the harsh realities of their natural environment, including drought, floods, fires, storms, tsunami and tropical cyclones.

We aim to attract talented people who strive to be the best at what they do and are passionate about providing world-class services to the Australian community. Whether you are a graduate who wants to forge a successful career, or a senior industry professional with the desire to make a major contribution, the Bureau is the ideal place to pursue your career aspirations.

We employ around 1,500 staff, and provide surveillance, forecasts and warning services 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We build and maintain the national observational infrastructure and provide the information and communication technology, research and corporate support needed to deliver these essential services to the Australian community. Our workforce is geographically dispersed, with more than 60 workplaces across Australia in capital cities, regional and remote locations as well as offshore islands and Antarctica.

In an organisation as diverse as the Bureau there are excellent prospects for building an enjoyable and exciting career.

Benefits of working at Bureau of Meteorology

    • Allowances for working in remote locations
    • Australian Public Service conditions
    • Competitive pay with 15.4% superannuation contribution
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Family-friendly culture with work/life balance
    • Flexible work options
    • Generous leave entitlements
    • Long service leave
    • Opportunities for travel & overseas assignments
    • Penalty payments for shift workers
    • Salary packaging
    • State-of-the-art technology
    • Study leave program


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