When you work at Safe Work Australia you are making a difference by being part of a team who is passionate about promoting the vision of healthy, safe and productive working lives.

Based in Canberra, we are a small group of dedicated professionals striving to improve Australia’s work health and safety and workers’ compensation arrangements. We work closely with our counterparts in the Commonwealth, state and territory governments as well as employers, employees, industry and union groups.

We have a range of different roles within our Agency including work health and safety specialists, lawyers, researchers and data analysts. We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic people who are interested in the work we do and want to tackle the challenges of work health and safety.

When it comes to the benefits of working with us you will find we have everything you would expect from a small government Agency. We are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment and promote awareness amongst our employees through our health and wellbeing program.

Current vacancies

If you are interested in making a difference – we encourage you to view our current vacancies page and apply to join our team. We respect and value diversity in our workforce and support applications from people with disabilities, people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Are you looking for something temporary?

We also maintain a temporary employment register for short-term temporary employment (non-ongoing less than 12 months). Please note that placement on the register does not guarantee an offer of employment.

More about the Agency

You can find out more information about our Agency on the Who we are page. There is also useful information on how you can apply for current vacancies on our How to apply page and about our recruitment process on our How we recruit page.

If you would like to more know about working in Safe Work Australia or have a question about a particular vacancy you can contact the People and Performance Team via email at or call us on the HR Hotline at 02 6240 5064.

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