Working for us

Working for us

The ACIC provides mission critical intelligence to combat the threats we face from serious and organised crime. Join us for a fascinating career that makes a meaningful contribution to the protection of Australian communities.

We promote a positive culture that strives for excellence, enables personal and professional growth, values workplace diversity, models respectful behaviour, and achieves agency unity through collaboration and inclusiveness. Our teams have a shared purpose and we work together with innovation, integrity and courage to protect Australia from serious and organised crime.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees and we’re passionate about assisting employees to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives:

  • challenging and meaningful work and an opportunity to make an impact to the protection of Australia
  • a supportive and diverse work environment – see our Diversity and inclusion initiatives for more information
  • flexible working arrangements including home-based work and offices located across Australia
  • flexible working hours – we value work-life balance
  • dedicated learning and development programs, on the job mentoring, mobility and travel opportunities
  • relocation assistance, study assistance and study leave
  • pay increases linked to regular performance reviews
  • employer superannuation contributions of 15.4%
  • parental leave

You can find out more on our employment condition in the enterprise agreement:


The ACIC has finalised the Enterprise Agreement (EA) voting process and on 21 February 2024, our staff voted in favour of the proposed EA. The agency is now in the process of seeking Fair Work Commission review and approval of the EA.

What's it like to work at the ACIC?

I joined the ACIC as an Intelligence Analyst coming from a diverse workforce background. In my first 12 months, I have had the opportunity to receive training in the Intelligence Analyst Pathway Training Program and work on such a wide variety of challenging and rewarding issues.

I value the autonomy I have in my role and the flexible working practices, I can still get to those doctor's appointments during the day if I need to and my team are very supportive we all look after each other.

The work at the ACIC is unlike anything else. You get to work across a broad spectrum of crime and work on problems that you can’t anywhere else.

I started my career as an electrician, it wasn’t quite the right fit though – I wanted to make a broader impact for my community and I was attracted to the ACIC’s purpose and mission.

Being at the ACIC has opened the door to many opportunities, particularly with the ACIC’s unique covert and coercive capabilities. Coordinating a highly-skilled team of analysts and knowing that we have a significant impact on the highest echelons of organised crime is incredibly satisfying.

I’m grateful to work in an agency that supports tradecraft development, promotes travel, and seeks out engagement with law enforcement partners both on and offshore – my networks and experience have grown exponentially.

I wanted to join an organisation where my contribution would make an impact to my community and help protect Australia from crime. I joined the ACIC because it provided me a meaningful opportunity to give back and protect those vulnerable from the impacts of serious and organised crime.

Being a smaller agency, I get exposure to a variety of HR activities and projects. I really like that no 2 days are ever the same. I value the independence I’m afforded in my role and the flexibility of the agency. I work from the Brisbane office, but can also work from home and in offices around Australia if I would like.

The ACIC has a unique role in protecting the Australian community as an intelligence agency. Prior to the graduate program, I never imagined I would be working on matters of national importance and contributing to the disruption of serious and organised crime in Australia.

The ACIC has allowed me to prioritise personal development and maximise my exposure across multiple business areas. Importantly, my career is supported through the agency’s commitment to women in leadership and the development of future female leaders.