Employment with the Department of the Senate is subject to conditions prescribed in the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 and subordinate determinations and rules.

The Department of the Senate will consider applications from non-Australian citizens on a case by case basis in accordance with the merit principle as required by subsection 10A(2) of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999.

Applicants who remain subject to a ‘redundancy benefit period’ from a Commonwealth employer will not normally be engaged.

Engagement may also be subject to probation, security and character and health clearances.