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Government Jobs in NT

The Northern Territory Public Sector is the largest single employer within the NT and is responsible for providing a large range of services to the community.

You have three options when looking for a government job in the Northern Territory. You can look for jobs in the

1.    Local Government

2.    Northern Territory Government

3.    Commonwealth Government

Lots of applicants only focus on looking for and applying for jobs in one of the three levels of government, but you should look widely at all three levels.  Although public servants in each level of government will be employed under a different Agreement, they have similar conditions of service.

Finding a Job

Search for a job in the:

1.    Local Government

2.    Northern Territory Government

3.    Commonwealth Government


Notes about applying for a job in the Northern Territory Government:

Northern Territory Government vacancies are listed under “Current Vacancies” on the above website and in selected newspapers.

A list of Northern Territory Government agencies is also available at www.nt.gov.au/ntg/departs.shtml and some agencies also advertise on their own websites (in addition to the Northern Territory Government Vacancy webpage).

If you want to know more about conditions of service within the Northern Territory Government, The Public Sector Employment and Management Act covers the majority of employees in the service of the NT Government.

Ex Northern Territory public servants who accepted Redundancy Packages or who have been dismissed due to misconduct may also face restrictions on re-entry.


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