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An intelligent career choice

We offer some of the most important, dynamic and stimulating work in Australia.

Working with us, you will have the opportunity to serve the nation, progress your career and work with committed colleagues in a globally engaged organisation.

What makes our work different


Entry pathways for all skills and backgrounds

We recruit staff with a wide range of backgrounds, skill levels, disciplines and working styles.

We value aptitude and insight rather than time served in similar roles. So we welcome applications from individuals at all career stages and from any sector.

Learn about our entry pathways

Get to know us

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Dom, Analyst

My career: “As a private sector markets analyst, I wrote briefing notes for clients that I sometimes felt were barely read. Now I prepare material for the most senior decision-makers in Australia on how technology, energy transition and climate are interacting.

My development: "I am currently undertaking a Masters in Applied Data Analytics at the Australian National University, which is supported through the Office's studies assistance. I have my course fees paid and I get time off to study and complete assignments."

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Meredith, Creative Designer

My role: “I get to use my professional skills and be creative in working with others on how we can best convey complex data stories simply."

My development: "I've participated in some of the mentoring and coaching programs offered by ONI and found them really beneficial for building contacts and helping me think differently about my career choices."

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Rob, Analyst

My career: “I’ve moved from a university role and not only kept but expanded my professional network. I really value working quickly with colleagues to shape and rigorously test ideas."

My hobbies: "I've enjoyed participating in the Office's social club events, particularly the cooking competitions. My Malaysian chicken curry is hard to beat.”

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Lily, Coordinator

My career: “I arrived here from private legal practice and have now worked in a few completely different roles, including some time representing the organisation in London.  I’m now working part-time for three days a week while I complete a Masters degree.”

My team: "The best part of my job is my colleagues. I work mostly in a small team of around five people. All the team have completely different backgrounds - some have worked in intelligence for most of their career, while others are more like me in having previously worked in different fields."

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Amin, Mission Coordinator

My job: "I help ensure agencies are working together as effectively as possible to deliver on a priority mission for the government. This involves a lot of liaison with both intelligence community colleagues and our policy customers. It's rewarding to see how us bringing people together helps produce real results."

My learning: “This role gives me perspective on how the entire National Intelligence Community works together on a key priority for government. A lot of this comes from my day-to-day work but I've also undertaken courses through the National Intelligence Academy, at the National Security College and the APS Academy.”

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Recruitment Journey

Your recruitment journey

We look for people who see the big picture, can communicate complex ideas in straightforward ways and are instinctively collaborative.

Find out more about our recruitment and selection processes, including application tips and information on the security vetting process.

Find out how to join our team

Help safeguard Australia and shape the future of intelligence.