Parliamentary Budget Office

Current vacancies

Vacancy Closing Date Contact Name Contact Phone Current Status
PBO27 PEL2 Director Program Analysis Branch (Information Pack) Information Pack 27 Sep 2015 Gareth Tunks (02) 6277 9550 Closed
PBO28 PEL2 Director Fiscal Policy Analysis Division Information Pack 27 Sep 2015 Paul Gardiner (02) 6277 9570 Closed
PBO temporary employment register: Info pack 31 Dec 2016 Karen Williams 02 6277 9520 Accepting applications

Ongoing employment

Thank you for considering a position with the Parliamentary Budget Office.  You should begin by downloading the relevant information pack for the position you wish to apply for. The pack includes further detail on how to apply, the job description and the selection documentation. If you require specific information or clarification about the job, please speak with the contact officer.

Your application must include:

  • the completed PBO job application cover sheet;
  • your current resume, and
  • your statement of claims against each of the listed selection criteria

Once you have finalised your resume, statement of claims against the selection criteria and the application cover sheet, please e-mail your documents (by 11:30 pm on the closing date) to

If you experience any difficulties submitting your application please e-mail PBO Recruitment on or call 6277 9523.

Temporary employment

Thank you for considering registering with the Parliamentary Budget Office for temporary employment. Please begin by downloading the information pack for further information on temporary employment with the department and details on how to register. Shoud you require further information or assistance, please speak with the contact officer.

Your application must include:

Please email the completed form and your resume to:

The selection process

The PBO fills all vacancies based on merit as defined under the Parliamentary Service Act 1999.

Selection criteria are based on the PBO's Non-SES Capability Framework.

If you are selected for interview, you will be asked to provide more information at interview about how your experience and skills qualify you for the position.

If you are not selected for interview, we will contact you to advise of this.

Graduate program

Parliament of Australia Graduate Program

The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) offers three to six month placements to graduates who have been accepted into existing Australian Government department and agency graduate programs. The program is designed to give graduates exposure to the PBO's work in supporting the Parliament. The skills and knowledge graduates obtain through the program may assist in building the foundation for career progression and professional development.

Applications for the 2016 Graduate Program open on 1 October 2015 and close on 31 October 2015. Further information about the program is available from our Graduate page.

Applications must be submitted using the online recrutiment system.

  • a resume; including the names and contact details of two work-related referees
  • a copy of your academic transcript
  • endorsement from your home department or agency, and
  • a statement addressing the selection criteria (PDF icon 17KB MS Word 295KB) (a maximum of 300 words).
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