Working at IP Australia


Enquiries about any of IP Australia's specific job opportunities should be directed to the contact officer shown in the advertisement.

Why work for us?

We offer great careers and flexibility

We offer stimulating jobs with strong career paths in the exciting and fast-growing IP industry.

We encourage work-life balance too, which means that while you work hard, there is also flexibility for you to spend time doing the things you like to do, outside of work.

We are an equal opportunity employer

We are committed to Closing the Gap in support of government policy and encourage applications from Indigenous Australians and look to increase their representation in the APS.

Hearing impaired applicants may phone our TTY number on 02 6283 2363. Alternatively, hearing and speech impaired applicants may utilise the National Relay Service or Speak and Listen facility to speak with the contact officer for the position.

Your wellbeing is our responsibility

The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 requires us to protect employees and contractors from workplace hazards. As such, we:

  • have a a no smoking policy
  • adopt a zero-tolerance approach to harassment, discrimination and workplace bullying.

IP Australia's No-Smoking Policy

Super benefits

We offer one of the best superannuation schemes in Australia, the Public Sector Superannuation Scheme, managed by ComSuper. You can select your level of contribution to suit your own investment objectives. Currently the employer contribution to the default superannuation fund (PSSAP) is 15.4 per cent.

Competitive employment conditions

Our employment conditions are very competitive and include:

  • ongoing professional development
  • flexible working hours (available after the successful completion of training)
  • four weeks' recreation leave
  • up to four weeks' personal leave
  • a range of family friendly policies
  • cost-effective on-site parking, allocated on a ballot basis
  • salary packaging options
  • an office shut down between Christmas and New Year's Day.

Our enterprise agreement

Our Enterprise Agreement is struck between our management bargaining representatives and employee bargaining representatives, and follows a consultation and negotiation process. 

IP Australia Enterprise Agreement 2011-2014 PDF version [  1168 KB]

IP Australia Enterprise Agreement 2011-2014 RTF version [2939 KB]

Our strategic statement

Our strategic statement guides the organisation's future direction so it can continue to fulfill its purpose of providing an intellectual property system that promotes innovation, investment and international competitiveness for the benefit of all Australians.

Canberra- a great place to live and work

Most of our positions are in Woden, Canberra. Many people consider relocating, from all over Australia, to live and work in the nation's capital and to experience the unique lifestyle it has to offer.

We promote a work environment that is satisfying and assists our employees to balance their work and personal lives.

About Canberra

With a population of more than 350,000, Canberra has excellent facilities and services. It offers the lifestyle of a world-class capital city, and all without the stress of city traffic.

The stylish cafe and restaurant culture affords a variety of dining experiences, there are wide ranging sporting events and competitions, plenty of open spaces, and there's a year-round program of special events - from Summernats, Floriade and the Multicultural Festival to the Canberra Balloon Fiesta.

Canberra boasts major cultural attractions including the National Gallery, the Australian War Memorial and the National Museum.

When you feel like getting out of town, Canberra's central location means it's only a three-hour drive to Sydney and approximately 150 kilometres from the NSW South Coast. The flight to Melbourne takes just 50 minutes, and the Snowy Mountains ski fields are a near neighbour, within easy reach by car or bus.


Last Updated: 21/2/2014

Meet Jodi
B. Sc. (Hons) Grad. Dip in Adult Education

Director, Patent Training Projects

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