Department of Parliamentary Services

The role of the Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is to support the functioning of Parliament and parliamentarians.

DPS provides the diverse range of services:

  • Information and communication technology services
  • Library and research services
  • Security services
  • Broadcasting and Hansard services
  • Building and heritage management services
  • Art services
  • Visitor services
  • Corporate, administrative and strategic services
  • Food and beverage, retail, health and financial, and childcare services

Employment in the Department of Parliamentary Services

Employment in the Parliamentary Security Service

Parliament of Australia Graduate Program

Applications are now open for the 2016 Department of Parliamentary Services Graduate Program.

Applications open on 1 October 2015 and close on 31 October 2015.

DPS offers placements for periods of three to six months to graduates who have been accepted into existing Australian Government department and agency graduate programs.

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A career at Parliament House

Gina Hall taking a group of visitors on a behind-the-scenes tour of Parliament House 

Gina Hall taking a group of visitors on a behind-the-scenes tour of Parliament House.

After long and successful careers as a school teacher and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) officer, Gina Hall began a third career as a Guide (now called Visitor Services Officer) leading school groups and visitor tours around ‘the House on the Hill’.

Twenty years on, Gina still believes she has found the perfect job. 

‘I loved my time as a teacher and thoroughly enjoyed serving in the Air Force, but I have found my niche as a Visitor Services Officer – it is so me! I always remember a RAAF friend saying “Fancy paying Gina to talk!”... and he was right!’

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