Careers for Indigenous Australians

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Help us tell the story of the veterans in your community.

Join us and help us be relevant to and valued by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander veterans who served our country.

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Why work with us

We are dedicated and committed to attract, recruit, retain and develop our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.

Take on a rewarding, varied, and broad career with an Australian Public Service department that can bring balance and flexibility to your working life, while supporting you to stay connected to your community.

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How we can support you

We have exciting career opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Indigenous Skills Talent Acquisition Register (iSTAR)

Our pre-employment service, Indigenous Skills Talent Acquisition Register (iSTAR), makes it easier for you to work with us.

We support people on the register by:

  • letting you know about new vacancies that might be a good match for your skills, experience and qualifications
  • providing helpful information on the job selection process such as writing applications and interviewing.

Joining iSTAR

You can join iSTAR through our employment portal.

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Other pathways to employment with us

You can also apply to work with us through:

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Gurru Ngali Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy

We value the important contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff make to our organisation.

In 2020 we released our Gurru Ngali Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy 2020-2024. The strategy supports building a culturally safe and inclusive workplace and increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff at each classification level and across all business areas.

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Contact us

For more information email indigenousemployment [at] dva.gov.au.

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