Launched in 2015, DFAT’s Women in Leadership Strategy tackles barriers to women’s career progression in the department, and seeks to enable all staff to reach their full potential. The Strategy applies to all staff, both Australian and locally engaged at one of our many overseas posts, and aims to ensure that all staff feel included, valued and inspired to do their best.

DFAT is recruiting now for the 2018 graduate program. We are looking for graduates to work in policy – foreign policy, trade, development – and in corporate management areas such as human resources, consular, and financial management. Applications close on 26 March.

DFAT has made a sustained effort to increase the diversity of its workforce and has improved the representation of Australia’s indigenous diplomats.