Attorney-General’s Department
Profile Industry : Government & Defence
SECTOR : Federal Government
INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS : Pride in Diversity
Australian Workplace Equality Index Tiers : AWEI Participating


AGD supports a safe and secure society. We deliver programs, policies and provide legal advice to maintain and improve Australia’s law and justice framework, strengthen our national security and emergency management.


We deliver key priorities and outcomes for the government across:

  • Legal practice and policy
  • Civil and criminal justice
  • Family law and legal assistance
  • Crime prevention
  • National and protective security
  • International law
  • Native title
  • Emergency management and natural disaster relief

All supported by a range of professional corporate services including financial and property management, IT, governance, HR, and communications.


We are looking for diverse individuals across a variety of disciplines, to work in our challenging and rewarding workplaces. If you are interested in contributing to a safe and secure society, then we want you!


The department’s head office is based in Canberra with other regional locations.




We encourage applications from graduates of all disciplines. Certain roles may require legal qualifications.




Approximately 2000 employees


As well as an exciting and inclusive culture, the department offers employees a comprehensive range of benefits under our Enterprise Agreement.

AGD has an active LGBTI Network for employees who identify as LGBTI and their supporters. The Network is led by employees and is strongly supported by the Corporate Division, executive leaders and the broad staff base. Our LGBTI Champion is a visible supporter of LGBTI employees within the department. We’re a proud member of Pride in Diversity and work to support the visibility and representation of the LGBTI people within the department and the boarder community.

Renaye Watchirs, Policy Officer and Chair of AGD LGBTI network

I am a Policy Officer in the Native Title Unit and current chair of the AGD LGBTI network. Visibility and support in an organisation are big things for me and is something that the LGBTI network and all the employee networks aim to bring to the department. AGD works on such a broad range of areas, meaning we attract a really diverse range of people. Our culture is one where we embrace and celebrate difference. This makes it a lot easier to bring my whole self to work, to have the ability to join with colleagues talking about our weekends and know that I don’t have to hide who I am. Knowing that employees are valued for their work and their unique experience is really rewarding and makes AGD a really awesome and inclusive place to work.

Company Attribute
AWEI Bronze Employer
AWEI Gold Employer
AWEI Participating Employer
AWEI Platinum Employer
AWEI Platinum Qualifier
AWEI Silver Employer
LGBTI Diversity Strategy
LGBTI Employee Network
LGBTI Recruitment Policy
Pride in Diversity Member
Pride in Health Member
Pride in Sport Member
Transitioning Policy for Trans Employees
Attorney-General’s Department