serve your country

Government, politics, army, navy, airforce, border security, quarantine, and police 

Build a brighter future for all Australians

Those who choose to work for the government know that their work contributes to the wellbeing of all of us. Whether you choose to write policy, negotiate with foreign powers, guard our borders, or protect the community, you’ll be part of a strong tradition of service to others.  

State Police, Federal Police, and the ADF (Australian Defence Force) are tasked with ensuring order and protection for people in Australia, and for helping in troubled spots around the world. You could work with elite crime-fighting units, serve on the front line in your community, or travel the world in the Army, Navy or Air Force.

Defend and protect in the Army, Navy, or Air Force

Work in politics and shape future policy

Serve the community and be a part of the future

Government and defence

Industry Outlook

Government Careers

Demand for roles in this industry isn’t growing as strongly as in some other industries, but growth is steady and the roles that do exist are secure, stable and long-term. 

Currently, many sectors are seeking diverse candidates from a range of backgrounds, and while recruitment processes may be longer in this industry, the roles are often very rewarding. 

Defence Careers

Skills and Attributes

About you

You’ll need confidence, determination, and self-discipline to thrive in this industry. You may be required to work in challenging conditions and face uncomfortable situations, but the rewards can be great. 

Teamwork and Collaboration

Expect to work in teams and you'll need strong communication skills to ensure you understand what's expected of you


You'll need to be a resilient self-starter who's capable of getting their hands dirty

Open to Challenge

Not all roles in this industry require physical fitness, but almost all roles will see you face opposition, unusual hours, and challenging conditions

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