First listed on: 02 September 2021

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' Careers Register


Acknowledgement of Country

CSIRO acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, sea and waters, of the area that we live and work on across Australia. We acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. View our vision towards reconciliation.

The Opportunity

  • Do you want to create and develop a dynamic career that best fits your aspirations?
  • Build and maintain trusted relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research organisation! 

CSIRO is seeking expressions of interest from motivated and driven Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples to fill a range of full-time, part-time, and casual roles across our organisation. We have a variety of employment opportunities from geologists, accountants, rangers, project officers, and communication specialists to cultural capability advisors, research scientists, plumbers, electricians, and field workers. The career opportunities at CSIRO are endless with opportunities to work from any one of our sites across Australia!  

We thrive on innovation harnessed by the diversity of the minds and lived experiences of our staff and are committed to building sustainable employment outcomes with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. CSIRO recognises that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have made and will continue to make extraordinary contributions to Australian culture, economy and science and we aim to promote and support the vision of ‘A science landscape in respectful partnership with Indigenous Australia delivering innovative, sustainable, holistic solutions to meet our greatest national challenges’.

We provide a supportive environment where all staff members can flourish and thrive. We encourage and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to participate in cultural obligations, events, and cerebrations and our Staff forum offers a mechanism for the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to contribute to CSIRO’s directions.  

While working at CSIRO, you will be supported to create and develop a dynamic career that best fits your aspirations and will be provided with coaching and training and development to help you achieve your employment goals. You will have access to a range of world-class facilities across Australia and be offered an attractive remuneration package that includes a generous superannuation scheme, flexible work options, travel, and multiple leave options including paid maternity and parental leave, where applicable.

Location: Negotiable
Salary: Varies depending on role (AU$24K – AU128K, plus up to 15.4% superannuation)
Tenure: Term (up to 18 months) or casual depending on the role requirements
Reference: 77295


CSIRO considers the filling of these positions is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity/affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth). The positions are therefore only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people with Australian Citizenship. The successful candidates will be required to provide evidence to confirm that they are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

The successful applicants may be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check and will be required to provide evidence to confirm that they are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person along with contact details of at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Referee.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

To apply for CSIRO’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Careers register, please apply on-line via this website. To appropriately assess your application, we ask that you provide a cover letter and CV/resume that best demonstrate your career aspirations, motivation to work at CSIRO, and your current work and education experience.

CSIRO will contact you if a suitable role becomes available that matches your skills, experience, and career aspirations.

If you experience difficulties applying online call 1300 984 220 and someone will be able to assist you. Outside business hours please email:

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