We offer a unique graduate program experience for high-performing graduates with a strong desire to shape Australia’s communication and creative industries landscapes.



We are the Australian Government’s lead advisor on communications and the arts. We work to promote innovative cultural and communications sectors through policy advice, program implementation and service delivery to the benefit of all Australians. 

Learn from Leaders

As a graduate with us, you’ll work closely with senior staff to develop your skills and build your professional networks. Our leadership team supports a culture of innovation to overcome obstacles with inspired solutions.

Develop your Career

From project management to policy development, our comprehensive learning and development program is designed to support and provide you with the right skills and knowledge to succeed and position you as a future leader.

Make an Impact

You’ll contribute to meaningful work and get the opportunity to make your mark in a small federal government department that’s agile, innovative and digitally connected.  Empowered by smarter technology, we aim to make digital technologies and communications better for everyone.

Build a Community

We champion a community that supports you with both personal and professional development, you will work with mentors, have opportunities to engage with social and professional networks and create lasting relationships with your fellow graduates, to support you throughout our career.

Be Challenged 

Your work will be challenging. You’ll experience different subject areas, working on different projects and with different teams. Each year our graduate group works on a key project – contributing to our broader strategic priorities. You’ll also contribute to cultural, social and fundraising initiatives.

Join Us

Join us in our mission to create an environment in which all Australians have access to high quality communications services and diverse artistic and cultural experiences.

Applications for our 2019 Graduate Program will be available in February 2018.

For interviews with past graduates and information on the program please check out our Youtube channel.


Give us a call or send an email:

Graduate Development Team

GPO Box 2154                                   
Canberra ACT 2601
Tel: 02 6271 7020
Email: graduate [at] communications.gov.au

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