Working with Aboriginal people and businesses


Working for us

  • Are you committed to supporting Aboriginal people to determine their own future?
  • Are you experienced in building partnerships to deliver outcomes?
  • Do you want to make a positive contribution to Aboriginal affairs?
  • Do you have the energy and passion to advocate for Aboriginal economic prosperity, language and cultural revitalisation?
  • Do you want to contribute to positive outcomes for members of the Stolen Generation?
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If you have said yes to these, then apply for roles with Aboriginal Affairs.

Aboriginal Affairs is proud to be a leader in Aboriginal employment and development. Our agency works very closely with Aboriginal communities across NSW, and our staffing reflects the diversity of these communities with over 50 per cent of staff across the agency, including senior leadership, identifying as Aboriginal. We are also committed to providing a culturally safe and supportive workplace for all staff.

Your thinking will be challenged. You will learn more than you expect. You will also work with a group of fantastic Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men and women who are committed to promoting the social, economic and cultural wellbeing of Aboriginal communities in NSW.

Careers Overview

Working for Aboriginal Affairs offers a number of benefits including:

  • 35-hour week
  • Flexible work practices and flexi time
  • A work/life balance
  • Generous leave conditions including:
    • 4 weeks per year Recreation Leave
    • 15 working days per year paid Sick Leave
    • Study leave
    • 14 weeks paid Maternity leave
    • Personal/carer’s leave
    • Family and Community Services leave – 5 days in any 2-year period

You will also be rewarded knowing that your work will benefit Aboriginal communities across the state.

Current Vacancies

Aboriginal Affairs Jobs

All Aboriginal Affairs’ roles are advertised at www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au and on social media. All applications must be lodged through Iworkfor. Paper applications and late applications are not accepted.

Iworkfor provides information to assist candidates complete their application. It is recommended that you refer to the section titled Apply for a Role on Iworkfor for further information.

Selection for our positions is based on merit, and is offered to the person whose capabilities, knowledge and experience best match the job requirements. Where possible, we create a recruitment pool of candidates that we can refer to if similar roles become available within the following 12 months. Being part of a recruitment pool means that you may be considered for ongoing, temporary or term employment for a range of similar roles. This offers exciting opportunities for you to gain a wide range of experiences to build your public service career.

Aboriginal men and women are encouraged to apply for all positions within Aboriginal Affairs. A number of positions are identified, which means that only people who identify as Aboriginal will be considered for appointment.


Providing services to us

Aboriginal Affairs recognises that contributing to improved economic opportunities for Aboriginal people and communities is an important way to achieve OCHRE’s goals. Aboriginal Affairs seeks to be a champion among NSW government agencies of best practice in procurement from Aboriginal suppliers.

The Aboriginal Affairs Procurement Policy Statement sets out how and when Aboriginal Affairs will prefer Aboriginal suppliers, consistent with the DEC Procurement Policy. The statement includes proactive initiatives that provide opportunities for Aboriginal economic development and improved social outcomes.

Our Procurement Policy Statement is available here.


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