Attorney-General's Department (AGD)
Type of Organisation
Australian Government Department
The Attorney-General's Department (AGD) delivers programs and policies to maintain and improve Australia's law and justice framework, and strengthen our national security and emergency management. Through the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS), we also provide legal services to the Commonwealth.
Our mission is to achieve a just and secure society. AGD graduates have the opportunity to work across the department’s four groups:
Enabling Services Group
Integrity & International Group
Legal Services and Families
Australian Government Solicitor
Government priorities that AGD is currently focused on include:
Delivering programs and policies to maintain and improve Australia’s law and justice framework
Administrative support for Royal Commissions and other inquires
Improve the family law system’s response to family violence
Provision of high quality legal services including legal advice and representation for the Commonwealth.
In 2019 AGD is offering two streams within our graduate program - Policy Stream and Legal Practice Stream.
Locations where there are vacancies for graduates
Graduates in the Policy Stream and Legal Practice Streams will be located in Canberra.
There are some available positions in other state capital cities dependent on business requirements.
Residency requirements for Graduates wishing to apply
Australian Citizens Only
Roles available for Graduates
As a graduate in the Policy Stream, you will aspire to strengthen your skills and experience through a broad range of opportunities across policy and program areas of the department.
As a graduate in the Legal Practice Stream, you will have a strong desire to utilise and strengthen your legal skills through practising law within AGS.
Degree Subjects Required for Graduates wishing to apply
As the department is widely diverse in the programs and policies we deliver, we encourage graduates from all disciplines to apply for the Policy Stream, including:
For the Legal Practice Stream you must be a law graduate.
"Fantastic work culture and a supportive graduate cohort. The work of the department is diverse and feels valuable to helping everyday people lead better lives."