Work with us

  • Competitive salaries
  • Excellent career prospects
  • Professional development
  • Great working environment in Canberra

DAFF Biosecurity provides specialist advice to maintain the healthy status of Australia’s livestock, horticulture and fisheries industries and helps Aussie producers to export to overseas markets.
Our people develop science-based policy, undertake research, investigations and projects, prepare briefings and represent the agency on committees and in negotiations.

We need scientists and other specialists – recent graduates to senior policy officers – to join our team.

We’re looking for motivated people with degrees in science, particularly agriculture, entomology, aquatic animal health, microbiology, mycology, plant pathology, veterinary sciences, or a background in project management or business management.

We like people with well-developed project management and communication skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines in a small team.

If you’d like to work with us in the future, please register with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry temporary employment register found on the DAFF jobs page and keep checking the APS gazette where specific vacancies are advertised.