Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
Profile Industry : Government & Defence
SECTOR : Federal Government
INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS : Pride in Diversity
Australian Workplace Equality Index Tiers : AWEI Bronze


The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is the government’s principal revenue collection agency, responsible for the administration of Australian’s tax and super systems that fund and support services for the Australian community. ATO’s new leadership team is driving a transformational program, reinventing the ATO, to ensure we remain relevant and valuable to the Australian community for the long term – trusted and respected here and internationally and considered a leading organisation by all stakeholders.


We are undergoing significant change to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing environment knowing that we need to be contemporary, keep pace with technology and customer expectations, and improve our services to achieve greater efficiency and productivity.

With around 20,000 employees based in sites around Australia, our people have skills ranging from accounting, auditing and law to customer service, information technology, human resources and marketing.


We are changing the way we work. We want to give our clients, staff and stakeholders the best possible experience with the tax and super systems. We are looking for passionate and committed individuals that we can empower to achieve our vision of being a contemporary, service-oriented organisation. Our workforce aims to reflect the diversity of the Australian community and in doing so brings together a broad range of skills and experiences, helping us to deliver for the government and the community.


The ATO is represented in all states and territories


We manage and shape the tax, excise and superannuation systems that fund services for Australians and support the delivery of community benefits


The ATO offers has a variety of roles available across a number of professions. We also run entry level programs including our graduate program, Indigenous cadetship program and Evergreen Indigenous advancement program.



The ATO has over 20,000 employees


You will have an employment package that will help you balance your professional and personal life. In addition to your salary, you will also have access to a range of benefits, including flexible working hours and excellent superannuation benefits.

The ATO is committed to fostering a respectful and inclusive workplace. Our workplace encourages employees to be themselves in a work environment free from barriers to inclusion, through the creation of a trusting and supportive environment.

Our LGBTI+ and Ally employee network ATOMIC (ATO Making Inclusion Count) officially launched in 2016. Since then it has grown to over 1800 members around Australia in almost every office.
We celebrate International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia as one of our corporate celebration days, and other LGBTI+ days of importance are acknowledged through ATOMIC.

In November 2017 ATOMIC won the employee network award under the Australian Public Service (APS) Diversity and Gender Awards. The APS Diversity and Gender Equality Awards recognise outstanding contributions to workplace diversity across the APS.

The ATO is proud to be recognised as one the leading APS agencies creating a workplace culture where LGBTI+ employees can bring their whole selves to work. As an APS agency our workforce must reflect the Australian Community we serve. We must therefore embed, nurture and grow a culture where everyone’s diversity is valued and people can succeed to the best of their ability.

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
Australian Taxation Office (ATO)