First listed on: 03 July 2023

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Career 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 opportunities we are offering

  • 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 people 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 - any CSIRO site across Australia 
Salary: Varies depending on role (AU$24k - AU$128k plus up to 15.4% superannuation)
Tenure: Specified terms of up to 18 months or casual arrangements depending on individual role requirements
Reference: 82258

Who is eligible?

CSIRO considers the filling of any position attached to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Careers register is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity/affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth). The register is 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.

Depending on individual role requirements, successful applicants may be required to provide contact details of at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Referee to confirm their ability to work and communication respectfully with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Appointment to any CSIRO role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

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


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!

Where to from here?

If you are interested in a career at CSIRO, please apply for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Career Register today! 

Our Indigenous Talent Acquisition Team is partnering with individual business and enterprise support units across CSIRO to review applications to find suitable opportunities for you. We will be in touch with you if we need any additional information or where there is a potential match to an opportunity available.

If you prefer to have an informal chat before putting in your application, please contact our Indigenous Talent Acquisition Team at for more information.

How to Apply

To apply for CSIRO’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Careers Register, please apply on-line via this website.

To appropriately assess your application, we ask that you provide a cover letter and resume/CV detailing your current work and education experience.

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

Applications are open all year round!

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