About Department of Human Services

Who we are and what we do

Every day we supports millions of Australians from all demographics, backgrounds and ages. We deliver Centrelink, Child Support and Medicare payments and services, as well as Australian Hearing services.

We also provide critical, tailored support to communities and individuals in times of crisis. Last year we provided much needed support to Australians affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie, and separately, to those affected by the dairy industry downturn.

Most Australians make contact with us at some point in their life and each year we deliver more than $140 billion in payments. Read more about us.

What we offer you

We offer you:

  • the opportunity to work as part of a team that has a crucial role in influencing the strategic focus and coordination of service delivery for Australians
  • flexible and innovative work practices that aim for a balance between work and family life
  • a workplace committed to diversity
  • employment opportunities all around Australia

Our people

Our department is committed to providing a working environment that values diversity and inclusion which supports all employees to reach their full potential. Our commitment is demonstrated through workplace diversity and inclusion strategies, policies and initiatives. Our team would be happy to talk with you about our RecruitAbility scheme available to candidates who identify as having disability and our Affirmative Measures recruitment process for candidates who identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

We are committed to creating a workplace culture which builds respect and fosters inclusion. We acknowledge the skills and perspectives that people may bring to the workplace because of their age, language, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status and work and life experiences.

Job opportunities

National Graduate Program – Applications have now closed

Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme –Applications are ‘Open Now’ and close Sunday, 6th May 2018

Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) program–Applications opening soon

Benefits of working at Department of Human Services

    • Environmental Sustainability policy
    • Flexible work options
    • Formal training and development
    • Maternity and paternity leave
    • On-the-job training and experiences
    • Work/life balance


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