Non-ongoing (Temporary) Employment Register:

IP Australia's Non-Ongoing Temporary Employment Register is used to assist in filling short term employment opportunities (from several weeks up to 12 months).

To be eligible for non-ongoing employment applicants must be Australian Citizens. Salary and conditions of engagement are detailed on the Careers web page.

When submitting your details you will be asked a number of questions to assist in matching skills and jobs and asked to upload your CV. 

How to apply: 

Before you can register for non-ongoing employment you will need to sign in or register on the IP Australia Web Recruitment system using a valid email address.

Once signed in, to apply for the Non-Ongoing Temporary Employment Register 2019/2020 click on the "Apply" button at the top of the screen and submit your application via the IP Australia Web Recruitment system.

If you experience difficulties using the Web Recruitment system please contact

Please note that registration on the temporary employment register records your interest in working at IP Australia only. It does not guarantee a position becoming available or an offer of non-ongoing employment.


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Working in IP Australia

Australia’s Intellectual property (IP) rights system supports innovation, investment and international competitiveness. IP Australia administers Australia’s IP rights system, specifically patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder’s rights. IP Australia also undertakes programs to educate and promote an awareness of intellectual property (IP), provides IP policy input to Government, develops legislation to support the IP system and contributes to bilateral and multilateral negotiations to improve IP protection internationally.

IP Australia strives to deliver robust IP rights efficiently, satisfy our customers in terms of timeliness and value for money and be recognised as one of the leading IP offices in the world for the quality (including accuracy and consistency) of the IP rights we grant. IP Australia is committed to external certification of our Quality Management System which involves applying ISO 9001:2008 to key business processes and to environmental management through ISO14001 certification within the agency.

All IP Australia staff contribute to the achievement of organisational outcomes and the overall management of IP Australia by assisting, as appropriate, the Commissioner of Patents and the Registrars of Trade Marks and Designs and Plant Breeder’s Rights, and their deputies (where relevant), to perform statutory functions, and where appropriate, exercise relevant delegations.

IP Australia recognises the importance of employees balancing their work and personal lives by offering staff access to an ongoing series of health and wellbeing programs, flexible work-life policies and a range of professional development programs. IP Australia is a breastfeeding friendly workplace.

The IP Australia office in Canberra provides high quality accommodation and facilities. These include: an on-site café, conference, meeting and training rooms; limited on-site parking for cars and motor cycles available on a rotational basis; the provision of undercover bicycle racks; excellent shower/change facilities for staff choosing to walk or ride to work; and the advantage of all staff being co-located in the one building.

Please note: All IP Australia positions are subject to an ENTRY ONLY pre-employment check unless a higher security clearance has been identified. Other pre-employment checks may also apply.


Job documentation updated and endorsed for use: 
Thursday, January 24, 2019