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Why work at Treasury

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About the department

Treasury is the Australian Government’s lead economic adviser.

We provide advice to the Australian Government and implement policies and programs to achieve strong and sustainable economic and fiscal outcomes for Australians.

Our structure

Treasury’s organisational structure is divided into 6 groups:

  • Fiscal
  • International and Foreign Investment
  • Macroeconomic
  • Markets
  • Revenue
  • Small Business, Housing, Corporate and Law.

Central policy agency

As a central policy agency, Treasury’s role is to:

  • anticipate and analyse policy issues with a whole of economy perspective
  • understand government and stakeholder circumstances
  • respond rapidly to changing events and directions.

Analysis and advice

At Treasury we provide sound economic analysis and informed, impactful advice on issues such as:

  • the economy
  • Budget
  • taxation
  • the financial sector
  • foreign investment
  • structural policy
  • superannuation
  • small business
  • housing
  • international economic policy
  • climate and energy.

Work with other governments

We work with state and territory governments on key economic, business and social policy, and manage federal financial relations.

To find out more about our department visit the Treasury website.

Our workforce

We recognise that Treasury can best serve Australia and its people when our workforce represents the community which we serve.

This is why our employees come from all walks of life, and all corners of the Australian community.

When working at Treasury you will see first-hand how valuing our staff’s different perspectives, experiences, backgrounds and skills enable us to better achieve our department’s goals.

We strongly believe that diversity in our teams further enhances our creativity, innovation and improves problem solving.

Inclusion and diversity commitment

We’re committed to growing and maintaining a safe, inclusive and welcoming work environment for all staff.

Treasury values, respects and celebrates diversity. We are an inclusive workplace, where everyone’s differences are embraced, their contributions valued, and their humanity respected.

We foster a work environment where there is opportunity for everyone to contribute, participate, and achieve their full potential.

Treasury’s inclusion and diversity journey, goals, and actions are set out in our Inclusion and Diversity Strategy 2023–28.

Inclusion and diversity champions and networks

Our inclusion and diversity champions drive our inclusion agenda.

Our employee-led networks provide support through their networking events, activities and advice. They also act as a key consultation point and contribute to work that increases diversity awareness and capability across the department.

Our networks are:

  • Access and Inclusion Network
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Network
  • Indigenous Employee Network
  • Pride Network
  • Progressing Women initiative
  • Reconciliation Action Plan Committee.


If you identify as a person with a disability, you can ‘opt into’ RecruitAbility on the application form.

The RecruitAbility scheme allows applicants who opt in and meet the minimum requirements of the role to advance to a further stage in the selection process.

The RecruitAbility scheme is available for the:

  • Graduate Development Program
  • Graduate Development Program – Indigenous affirmative measure
  • Australian Government Graduate Program – Economist stream.

Merit remains the basis for engagement and promotion.

For more information on RecruitAbility visit the Australian Public Service Commission’s website.

External agency partnerships

Treasury also partners with external agencies to support our inclusion agenda.

We have memberships with:

  • Australian Network on Disability
  • Diversity Council of Australia
  • Reconciliation Australia
  • Pride in Diversity.

Living in Canberra

Canberra’s population is over 470,000.

As the nation’s capital, Canberra is home to many of Australia’s national cultural institutions.

It also has exciting urban hubs in Braddon, New Acton and the Kingston Foreshore.

Canberra is a great place to live and offers a wonderful lifestyle with its 4 distinct seasons and beautiful, clean environment.

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