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


Policy and Research Officer

The Australian High Commission invites applications for the position of Policy and Research Officer.

As a Policy and Research Officer you will be responsible for undertaking research and analysis on a range of foreign and economic policy issues in support of Australia’s national interest.

Applications close midnight, Friday 31 January 2020.


Investigative Assistant (AFP)

 The Australian High Commission in Singapore invites applications for the position of Investigative Assistant in the Australian Federal Police (AFP) section.

The AFP Investigative Assistant undertakes investigative research supporting the SLO and Australian investigations linked to Singapore, conducts data analysis on intelligence, prepares reports for dissemination to AFP head office and undertakes relevant research projects, as well as supporting the administration functions of the AFP Singapore Liaison Office.

Applications close midnight, Sunday 5 Jan 2020


Senior Investigative Assistant within the Australian Federal Police (AFP)

The Australian High Commission Singapore invites applications for the position of Senior Investigative Assistant working with the Australian Federal Police liaison office. Duty statement and selection criteria are provided below.

Applications close midnight, Friday 13 December 2019


Executive Assistant to Deputy High Commissioner

The Australian High Commission in Singapore invites applications for the position of  Executive Assistant to the Deputy High Commissioner.

As the Executive Assistant to the Deputy High Commissioner, you will be expected to provide high level support to the Deputy High Commissioner, the Political and Economic team, the Communications and Events team and, from time to time, the High Commissioner. 

Applications close midnight, Tuesday 28 January 2020.

Temporary Employment Opportunities

The Australian High Commission in Singapore invites applications from Australian citizens 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 complete the application form and to then submit it with a current resume.  Should an opportunity become available that meets the applicants 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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