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Government Jobs in Queensland

The Queensland Government is the largest employer in Queensland and offers job opportunities across a wide range of employment areas.

Legislation governing employment in the Queensland Public Service at the time of publishing includes:

  • The Public Service Act 2008 (www.legislation.qld.gov.au)
  • State Government Departments Certified Agreement (www.psier.qld.gov.au)
  • Equal Opportunity in Public Employment Act 1992 (www.legislation.qld.gov.au)
  • Anti-Discrimination Act 1991  (www.legislation.qld.gov.au)
  • The Directives for Public Service Employment (www.psier.qld.gov.au)

Other opportunities for government employment in Queensland are with the Commonwealth Government or with your local council (Local Government). See below for more information.


How to Find a Government Job

State Government

For the Queensland State Government, all permanent employment opportunities are notified in on the Queensland Government’s jobs board: www.jobs.qld.gov.au and are open to all Australians subject to certain eligibility requirements (generally citizenship is required and Ex Queensland public servants who accepted Redundancy Packages or who have been dismissed due to misconduct may also face restrictions on re-entry).  Certain positions are also advertised in the Saturday publications of The Courier Mail and The Australian. Health-related jobs are advertised each Thursday in The Courier Mail.

Important information on applications:

Some departments are now requesting that your statements addressing the selection criteria or ‘key requirements’ form part of your cover letter, and other departments are enforcing a strict two page limit for statements addressing selection criteria.  Please carefully check the selection documentation for application requirements.

Commonwealth Government

All positions are advertised at www.apsjobs.gov.au.

In most circumstances you will need to be an Australia citizen in order for your application to be considered.

Local Government (Council Jobs)

Most vacancies are listed on individual council homepages, you can find a list of councils in Qld here: www.lgp.qld.gov.au/applications/lgDirectory/

Some vacancies will also be listed in local newspapers, capital city newspapers or on other online internet job sites.


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