Working with us


We offer a flexible and respectful workplace with rewarding career paths in the intellectual property landscape. 

If you want to be part of the team protecting Australian inventions and ideas while maintaining a balanced lifestyle, consider applying for a job with us.

Maintain a balanced lifestyle.

What our staff say:

'IP Australia’s flexible work environment enables me to live a balanced lifestyle.'

'My workplace flexibility allows me to be present for those special kids moments and still fit in my work.'

'The flexibility to manage my workloads around weekends means I can take advantage of being so close to the coast and the snow.'

A sense of belonging
Enjoy a sense of belonging and purpose, rich with diversity.

What our staff say:

'The culture is excellent – the support, the morale, the people.'

'We aren’t too big, or too small – our community is the perfect size.'

'IP Australia has a clear stated purpose, protecting intellectual property.'

The Australian Public Service
Experience all the advantages of the APS, with the size and agility of enterprise.

What our staff say:

'APS creates the foundations for a successful career.'

'The APS offers many experiences, benefits and opportunities that you wouldn’t get anywhere else.'

'IP Australia is unique in the APS environment, you get to work with dedicated and diverse teams.'

Use your expertise in a rewarding and fulfilling environment.

What our staff say:

'I get to use my qualification at work every day, I really value that.'

'The work at IP Australia is unique, I enjoy seeing new ideas and innovations as part of my role.'

'The team I work with is highly qualified and we work well together in using that knowledge to deliver highly professional results.'

International reputation

Work with world leaders in intellectual property

What our staff say:

'We're putting Australia on the world IP map.'

'I can shape the IP system for the benefit of Australians.'

'It is an interesting and evolving topic.'

Pride in the work we do
Contribute to high quality outcomes every day.

What our staff say:

'I feel extremely proud to work for IP Australia.'

'Our results genuinely impact people and business in Australia, and I am proud of that.'

'I am proud of the work that we do, and proud that it involves helping Australians protect their inventions and ideas.'

Working with us

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 provide equal opportunity to employees through our Workplace Diversity Program and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples. 


Your wellbeing is important to us. As per the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 we have:

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

We provide staff with access to a range of programs including:

  • flu vaccinations
  • annual heath assessments
  • skin checks
  • breastfeeding friendly workplace


Our Enterprise Agreement offers:

  • 15.4 per cent superannuation employer contribution
  • professional development such as leadership programs, talent management, study assistance, in-house training programs
  • flexible working hours (available after the successful completion of training)
  • a range of family friendly policies
  • salary packaging options
  • an office shut down between Christmas and New Year's Day.


We are committed to reconciliation and support the widest possible view of workplace diversity and inclusion.

In line with our diversity and inclusion actions, we have developed a new Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan.

We are proud to be members of the Australian Network on Disability and Pride in Diversity. Read more: