Embassy of Australia
United States of America
Embassy address: 1601 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington DC 20036 - Telephone: (202) 797 3000 - Fax: (202) 797 3168


Current Vacancies

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Types of Employment

Australia-based staff are posted to Washington by their home agencies within the Australian government for a specific term to perform political, diplomatic and managerial functions. Locally-engaged staff support the roles of Australia-based officers and are employed by the Embassy on a contract basis with Embassy-specific terms and conditions of employment.

Locally-Engaged Staff (LES) Employment

LES undertake administrative and support functions. Positions are available in clerical, technical, research and management roles. More Information.

Long-Term Contracts: There are specific terms and conditions that relate to long-term contract employment.          More Information. 

Temporary Contracts: There are specific terms and conditions that relate to temporary contract employment.         More Information. 
2015 Temporary Registry Update - individuals submit their application form and updated resume for the 2015 calendar year. Probity and US Police checks also need to be completed if you have not worked for the Embassy in the past 3 months.


The Embassy offers opportunities for college students to undertake internships in the following work areas: Public Affairs, Congressional Liaison, Customs and Border Protection, Austrade, and Australian Education International (AEI). More Information.

Personnel Policies

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Living in the greater Washington DC area

For further information please click the following link: Living in the greater Washington DC area