Careers at ACMC

The Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC) workforce is a diverse mix of permanent and seconded Australian Public Servants from across government departments, a New Zealand Government representative, contracted staff, an Australian Defence Force member and a representative from the Australian civil society sector.

Three important characteristics shape our identity

  1. Diversity - ACMC personnel are experienced and capable people drawn from a range of civilian, military and police backgrounds
  2. Energy - We work across a broad range of Government projects to add expertise and improve national capability. Our work supports Australian Government efforts to help the most vulnerable. We strive to identify opportunities that contribute to the Government’s response to overseas contingencies.
  3. Initiative - We are constantly looking for ways to do things better. We champion innovation to our key stakeholders and are receptive to their advice.


The ACMC can provide you with the opportunity to undertake the type of work that contributes to something meaningful and rewarding to your career where you can perform at your best in a supportive and collaborative culture. No one day is the same at the ACMC and you will be working alongside a highly professional cohort; who are Subject Matter Experts (SME) in their respective fields.

We work to facilitate cross-agency, civil society and international engagement to produce qualitative improvements in Australia’s contributions to humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, peace and stabilisation activities overseas. We do this by developing capacity through education, training and exercises Identifying and advocating best-practice in lessons learned, research and publications strengthening national, regional and international engagement through relationship building; and facilitating joined-up government and the Integrated Approach.


All permanent and some non-ongoing, Defence Australia Public Service vacancies at the ACMC are advertised online on the Defence Jobs and People website, as well as APS Jobs website. Placement of seconded staff from other government agencies and non-government organisations are arranged through their internal selection processes.

Contracted specialists are engaged through procurement processes rather than a recruitment process. Information about procurement processes is available at Department of Finance.