Specialist recruiters for government jobs in Australia

With over 20 years of tenure in government recruitment, Michael Page understands the unique demands of the Australian public sector.

Our specialist consultants recruit for a diverse range of roles across local, state and federal government and work closely with candidates and clients alike to ensure the right hire for any public sector job.

To learn more about how we identify top talent for government jobs, read our sourcing methodology.

The leading recruitment agency for the public sector

As one of the world’s best-known and well-respected professional recruitment consultancies, our expertise covers key public sector industries such as not-for-profit, education, health and membership & associations. With extensive experience in their respective job categories, our consultants have deep specialisation in the public sector, and are dedicated to accurately sourcing and evaluating candidates on each assignment.

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and inclusion in the workplace as an employer, as a provider of services, and to our suppliers. We understand that diversity and inclusion at work is about recognising and appreciating that every individual is different. Accordingly, we ensure that every person is valued and respected and that their selection for recruitment, training or promotion is always based on professional merit.

In addition, we regularly host information forums such as breakfast briefings and industry nights, featuring key speakers who are senior members of the business and government communities. Past events have included:

  • Mental Health in the Workplace
  • Movember Conversations Workshop
  • Leading Women
  • Emotional Wellbeing for Leaders

Contact Michael Page’s public sector recruitment consultants to discuss your hiring requirements.

Find government jobs with Michael Page

As one of the leading recruitment agencies in Australia and the world, the Michael Page team is in an ideal position to help you find the right public service job to suit your skills and career goals. In June of 2021, the public sector employed 2,100,800 people — nearly 3% higher than in June 2020, according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This ongoing growth means candidates will have no shortage of opportunities for jobs within the public sector.

In addition, government jobs come with a number of attractive benefits, such as a generous salary and flexible leave policies, making the opportunities in this sector particularly appealing for candidates looking for new employment opportunities. Not to mention, public service usually offers a level of job security that can't be matched by the private sector.

Whether you’re looking for a role in local government, state government, federal government, public health, or anywhere else, our recruitment specialists can help you make the right move for your career. We work with individual candidates to understand their needs and goals, and put them in the best position to succeed.

In addition to connecting you with the latest public sector and government jobs, we can also provide information on salary benchmarks, key industry trends and projections.

Public service job opportunities

Our recruitment specialists work with a wide range of local, state and federal governmental agencies, connecting top professionals with permanent full-time, permanent part-time, contract, and temporary positions in areas such as:

  • Finance 
  • Marketing 
  • Technology 
  • Digital 
  • Communications 
  • Policy 
  • Procurement 
  • Engineering 
  • Healthcare 
  • Human Resources
  • Strategy
  • Governance, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance 
  • Property 

Explore the latest open government jobs, or submit your CV and be the first to know about suitable opportunities in the public sector.