Why work at AFMA

Draw on science, the power of a team, and your individual curiosity to be part of a sustainable future for Australia’s fisheries and oceans.

Be Challenged: Work with the delicate balance of science, conservation, and economics to make and support impactful decisions that shape sustainable fisheries and oceans managements.

Apply your expertise in a complex and challenging environment from informing decision making on the sustainability of our Australia’s marine environment to working with stakeholders domestically and internationally to eliminate illegal fishing and providing services to support evidence-based decision making.

Be Rewarded: Benefit from excellent APS conditions with the flexibility and diversity of a small agency.

Our people have breadth of work, providing a diverse range of opportunities for career development.

AFMA’s Enterprise Agreement 2016 (PDF, 2 MB) and Section 24 (1) determination covers employment conditions for both ongoing and non-ongoing staff.

Be Connected: Work as part of a connected and high performing team. Engage with local and international networks of community, industry, and government to make a difference.

Our stakeholder reach is big, providing the opportunity to engage across industry, environmental groups, state and federal government, and internationally.

Be You: Work in a flexible working environment where you are valued for your expertise, experience, point of view and diversity.

Our people enjoy the benefits of connections, job variety, teamwork, and a sense of belonging. We provide an environment in which diversity is valued.

Who we are looking for

As opportunities arise, AFMA looks to employ staff for both ongoing and non-ongoing positions in a range of areas and at a range of levels, including:

  • Natural resource management, focused on marine fisheries
  • Program and services development and delivery
  • Policy, compliance, and enforcement (office based and field/at sea duties)
  • Corporate services (e.g. finance, HR, administration, IT services, legal)
  • Observer (at sea duties).

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Am I eligible

AFMA is an equal employment opportunity employer, committed to the principles of workplace diversity. Staff are employed under the Public Service Act 1999.

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for employment with AFMA:

  • hold Australian citizenship
  • redundancy benefits
  • obtain an Australian Federal Police Criminal Record Check.

If any of the above eligibility checks are unsatisfactory, you may be assessed as unsuitable for employment. Some positions involve carrying out duties in the field and at sea and require meeting specific medical and training standards.

We advise you read AFMA’s Application Guide before submitting your application for employment through our online application service.

View our employment policies.

For enquiries, please contact recruitment [at] afma.gov.au.