Thank you for your interest in employment with the Commonwealth Ombudsman. This section includes information on current vacancies, working conditions and general information related to applying for a position within the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman.

All vacant positions in the Commonwealth Ombudsman's office will be advertised on our website and in the Australian Public Service Gazette. In addition, some jobs may be advertised in local or national newspapers as appropriate to the position.

The Commonwealth Ombudsman is an equal opportunity workplace.

Temporary/non-ongoing employment register

We are seeking quality resumes to add to our employment register to fill temporary and non-ongoing positions as they arise within our organisation.

We have offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney so please advise which location you would prefer for short term employment.

We will continue to revise our register and will inform you if a position suited to your skills and qualifications arises.

Please send your resumes to email at: The resumes will be kept for a period of 12 months from date of receipt. You are also encouraged to apply separately for any advertised positions.

Thank you for your interest in working for the Commonwealth Ombudsman's Office.

Benefits and conditions

The office's conditions for non-Senior Executive Service (non-SES) vacancies are set out in its current Collective Agreement. These conditions are applicable only to non-SES vacancies.

SES conditions are negotiated individually with the Ombudsman.

The office's Collective Agreement sets out a framework of conditions of employment and a number of understandings, aimed at creating a workplace environment which encourages the development of a culture that continuously strives to improve the quality of service to clients, seeks to maximise the productivity of the agency within the level of resources available, and recognises the need to balance work responsibilities and lifestyle choices of staff.

Positions in the Commonwealth Ombudsman's office are Australian Public Service (APS) positions. The Commonwealth Ombudsman operates within the Public Service Act 1999 legislative framework. The framework and implications for employees are outlined on the following pages on the Australian Public Service Commission's website (