Embassy of Australia
United States of America



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 either an ongoing basis or a short term (fixed term) temporary 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.

The Terms and Conditions of Employment for ongoing and temporary (fixed term) staff can be found here. More Information.

Temporary Contracts: 2017 Temporary Registry Update - individuals should re-submit their application form and updated resume for the 2017 calendar year. Probity and US Police checks also need to be completed if you have not worked for the Embassy in the past 6 months.


The Embassy offers opportunities for college students to undertake internships in the following work areas: Congressional Liaison, Austrade, and Education, Science and Technology. More Information.

Personnel Policies

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Living in the greater Washington DC area

See our Living in the greater Washington DC area page for further information.