Current Opportunities

Click here for all current vacancies in the AAT.

When submitting an online application you will be required to provide a written statement of claims against each criterion. Your statement against each criterion should be clear, concise, relevant and generally no longer than half a page (approximately 400 words). It is recommended that you check the job advertisements via the link on this page for any specific application instructions. You will also need to attach a current resume.

The tribunal uses a web-based e-recruitment system for lodgment of job applications. When applying online via the e-recruitment system for the first time, you will need to register and provide a valid email address. This will then generate an automatic email that will be sent to your nominated email address and contains a password that allows you to resume or review your job application.  If you have any difficulties in accessing our webpages or having difficulties in lodging your application, please contact the recruitment team by phone on (02) 9276 5547 or by email at

Please check the individual job advertisement for any specific job requirements.

Applications submitted electronically should be in Word, Rich Text or pdf format.

What sorts of jobs are available in the Tribunal?

Members of the Tribunal are statutory office holders appointed by the Governor-General. For information about member appointments, please contact the Attorney-General’s Department.

The AAT also employs staff under the Public Service Act 1999. Staff are Commonwealth public servants and are employed as either ongoing or non-ongoing to perform a range of duties including management of the AAT's Registries, conducting conferences, legal research, provision of client services and support services to Members. The AAT has offices in all states of Australia and in the Australian Capital Territory.

The AAT is an equal opportunity employer which upholds the Australian Public Service employment principles and actively encourages a diverse and inclusive workplace.    

Job application

If you would like advice as to the progress of your application please contact the nominated Contact Officer for the position you have applied for.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted regarding the next phase of the selection process. If you are selected for an interview you may be asked to provide two written referee reports which specifically address the selection criteria.

To those applicants who are not shortlisted, we extend our thanks for considering us as a potential employer. If you are not selected for interview or are unsuccessful, you will be advised once the recruitment process has been finalised.

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment

Contact us through the National Relay Service. Give the AAT’s number you want to call. For more information, visit