Australian High Commission

Career Opportunities

Australian Embassy Singapore

There are two categories of staff employed at the Australian High Commission, Singapore. They include Diplomats and Locally Engaged Staff.

Diplomats are posted to Singapore by the Australian Government to undertake specific roles that hold diplomatic responsibilities.

Locally Engaged Staff (LES) are recruited locally and support the roles of Australian Diplomats. LES are employed by the High Commission on either an ongoing basis or a short term (fixed term) temporary basis with High Commission-specific terms and conditions of employment.

Job opportunities are listed below, when available.

Please submit applications in MS Word or PDF formats

The following documents must accompany all applications when applying for vacancies at The Australian High Commission;

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Completed Application Pack

When applying for jobs at the Australian High Commission, Singapore, please refer to the following documents to assist with your application submission.

  1. The relevant job description for which you are applying.
  2. Guidelines to applying for a job with the Australian High Commission
  3. Application Pack

For more information on how recruitment at the Australian High Commission, Singapore is carried out, please click here: Recruitment at the Australian High Commission, Singapore.

Current Vacancies - Locally Engaged Staff (LES)


Executive Assistant - Merit Pool

The Australian High Commission in Singapore is seeking an energetic and professional individual with relevant experience to work as an Executive Assistant.  The Executive Assistant provides high level administrative support to senior staff in the High Commission, and provides assistance with events and visits on a regular basis.

This advertisement is for anticipated vacancies, which may be both short-term and fixed-term positions. Short-term positions are likely to be non-ongoing. Fixed-term positions may be offered for up to two years, with the possibility of extension for an additional term, contingent on candidate performance and operational requirements. 

This is a security designated assessed position. Any candidate applying for this position must have, or be able to obtain, an Australian government security clearance and must therefore be an Australian citizen.

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Application - Executive Assistant

Applications close midnight Thursday 24 September 2020


Temporary Employment Opportunities - only for applicants who hold current Australian security clearance

The Australian High Commission in Singapore invites applications from Australian citizens living in Singapore that hold current Australian security clearances to register a general expression of interest in working with the AHC.  The AHC will use the register to access appropriately skilled and experienced individuals for short term employment opportunities.  We are looking for flexible, adaptable, professional staff to contribute to the AHC’s work across a broad agenda in support of Australia’s international engagement. We are interested in individuals with expertise across all areas of the department’s work, both policy and corporate management.  To be eligible for engagement through this register successful candidates must be Australian citizens and hold a valid Australian government security clearance.

Interested applicants are advised to submit their Curriculum Vitae and written statement indicating areas of interest and suitability for work at AHC (maximum 250 words).  Submissions should be sent by email to [email protected] Should an opportunity become available that meets the applicant's skills set, the AHC will contact the applicant for an interview to discuss the opportunity. Feedback on applications will not be provided.

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