The Australian High Commission periodically employs Locally Engaged Staff (LES) to undertake a range of roles. All LES vacancies are advertised on this website. The Australian High Commission does not accept ad hoc applications that are not related to a current advertised position. The Australian High Commission is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications for advertised positions from any qualified candidates.
LES do not have diplomatic or consular status, privileges or immunity. Wages and conditions of service for LES are based on local labour laws and local labour market conditions. Prospective applicants need to demonstrate that they are eligible to work by meeting the local citizenship and/or being in a position to meet work visa requirements. We do not fund relocation costs for LES. Further information on employment conditions for LES is available upon request.
There are no vacancies at this time.
Guidelines for applicants
Applications should be submitted through the online portal and not be sent via email.
Selection criteria are set for each vacant position to help identify the key skills, abilities, experience, knowledge and qualifications required to effectively and efficiently perform the functions of the position. Selection criteria are the key determining factor in our recruitment process and applicants must address each of the selection criteria in their applications. Applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.
For guidance, see ‘Cracking the Code’ by the Australian Public Service Commission.
Selection for interview
Shortlisted applicants will be notified to attend an interview. Interviews seek to provide a Selection Advisory Committee with additional information to assess your suitability for the vacant position. Interviews are structured around the selection criteria in order to better establish the relative claims against them by each applicant.