About the Department of Home Affairs
The Department of Home Affairs is a central policy agency, providing coordinated strategy and policy leadership for Australia’s national and transport security, federal law enforcement, criminal justice, cyber security, border, immigration, multicultural affairs, emergency management and trade related functions.
The Department of Home Affairs includes the entirety of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. It also includes national security, emergency management and criminal justice functions from the Attorney-General’s Department; the Office of Transport Security from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development; multicultural affairs from the Department of Social Services; and the counter-terrorism coordination and cyber security policy functions from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Temporary Employment Register
The Temporary Employment Register is open to candidates to submit an expression of interest for employment with the Department. The Register enables us to access appropriately skilled and experienced individuals at short notice for non-ongoing or temporary positions.
We look for people who are:
Non-ongoing or temporary employment opportunities may be offered on a full-time, part-time or intermittent/irregular (casual) basis depending on business needs and requirements.
Non-ongoing opportunities will be offered for a specified term up to 18 months.
Your registration will remain active until 1 March 2021. After this time you will need to submit a new expression of interest by reapplying.
For further information about working in the Department, visit our Careers and Recruitment page .
How to Apply
Applicants should complete the online application form and submit an up-to-date resume which includes details of your employment history and contact information of referees.
To enable us to identify you for suitable employment opportunities, complete the section ‘Temporary Employment Register’ indicating the Job Category, Classification and State you wish to be considered for. You can add multiple work preferences by clicking ‘Add Another’.
Please also upload a one page cover letter briefly outlining your experience and why you are interested in a temporary position with the Department.
To be eligible to work in the Department, you must:
Applicants who have taken a voluntary redundancy from an APS Agency may be restricted from subsequent APS employment. For further information on how this may affect you, please refer to the Australian Public Service Commission website.