We encourage you to apply for advertised vacancies if you:

  • have the relevant skills, experience and qualification where required; and 
  • believe you would be a good fit for the role.

We encourage and welcome applications from people with disability, First Nations Peoples, those from the LGBTIQA+ community, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those in the veteran community and mature age people.

How to apply
Use our online application system. We do not accept email applications.

You can access this system on our Current Jobs page.

If you have questions about the vacancy please liaise directly with the contact officer detailed in the advertisement. 

Your application will need to include:

  • a statement 
  • a resume outlining your career history and qualifications, and
  • contact details of two referees.

To assist in writing your application, you can refer to the Australian Public Service Commission guidance Cracking the code: How to apply for jobs in the Australian Public Service.

Submitting your application

Your completed online application must be received by the closing date and time. 

You will receive an email notification to confirm your application has been received. 

You can contact the Recruitment team by email at recruitment@nla.gov.au if you have any queries with your application.

We participate in the APS RecruitAbility scheme to support the employment of people with disability. 

We encourage people with disability to put forward their skills and capabilities during the selection process. 

Most of our externally advertised jobs are accessible under the RecruitAbility scheme.

To opt-in to the scheme tell us in the Workplace Diversity section of the online application form. 

Opting into RecruitAbility is voluntary. The guide for applicants has more information on how to apply under the scheme.

When you apply for a job with us, we'll ask you for personal information as required by the Public Service Act 1999. However, your information will be protected by the Privacy Act 1988.

The personal information we collect from you will only be used for the purpose of assessing your suitability and/or employment related purposes.  

We will not disclose information without your consent except where authorised or required by law. 

Non-identifying information may be used for statistical purposes.

Our privacy policy is available at http://www.nla.gov.au/policy-and-planning/privacy-policy.