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Applying for a job with us

Do you have a high level of integrity? Help us keep Australians and Australia safe


Applicants must be able to meet our eligibility requirements which take place at various stages throughout the recruitment process.

To apply you need to:

If you progress through the recruitment process you'll be asked to:

  • complete the Employment Suitability Questionnaire (including providing your traffic history)
  • obtain a security clearance, including a national police check
  • provide evidence you've had 2 primary doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • undergo mandatory drug testing and provide your fingerprints.

If you can't meet these requirements, your application won't progress further.

Read all information provided for each application you submit to ensure you meet the required deadlines. If you miss the deadline or provide incomplete documentation, your application may not progress.

Check your email inbox regularly because this is our main form of communication. Make sure you check your junk or spam folder.

Note: Sworn Police and Protective Service Officer roles require completion of additional gateways e.g. a fitness assessment, further information on this can be found in our pathways section:

Employment Suitability Questionnaire

A consistent, fair & transparent way to assess the character suitability of job applicants

Guide for applicants

Writing your pitch, resume & selecting referees

Integrated Leadership System

Linking leadership aspects that can impact the Australian Public Service

Work level standards

Setting clear expectations for the skills, responsibilities & behaviours of our people

Do you want to be part of a team committed to protecting Australians and Australia's interests?

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Five AFP Protective Service Officers on red dirt in Central Australia