Parliamentary Budget Office

Current vacancies

Vacancy Closing Date Contact Name Contact Phone Current Status
Assistant Parliamentary Budget Officer - Information Pack - PBO69 15 Mar 2021 Horizon One Recruitment 02 5104 4577 Open
Assistant Director - Information pack - PBO71 10 Mar 2021 Amanda Bruce 02 6277 9520 Open
Assistant Director - Information pack - PBO72 10 Mar 2021 Amanda Bruce 02 6277 9520 Open

To apply for current vacancies please download the relevant information pack which includes the job description, selection documentation and details on how to apply.

For specific queries about a vacancy listed above, please speak with the contact officer.

You can contact the PBO Recruitment team on or call (02) 6277 9515.

Benefits of working in the PBO

The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) is a small vibrant office of around 44 staff. The PBO commenced operations as an independent institution of the Australian Parliament on 23 July 2012.

The purpose of the PBO is to inform the Parliament by providing independent and non-partisan analysis of the budget cycle, fiscal policy and the financial implication of policy proposals. The PBO deals in facts and objective analysis, remains non-partisan at all times, and does not take sides in policy debates.

The PBO seeks to help level the political playing field by preparing policy costings and budget analyses for any parliamentarian who requests such services. The PBO also promotes transparency and public understanding of the budget and fiscal policy settings through its self-initiated program of published research.

The PBO offers staff a wide variety of work, to both challenge and develop their skills. The PBO’s mandate spans the entire breadth of the Australian Government’s budget and associated fiscal policies. This means that PBO staff quickly gain exposure to a wide range of fiscal policy issues. In doing this important work, the PBO and its staff are in a unique position to help educate the public and facilitate policy development across the political spectrum.

The PBO has a flexible working environment that provides opportunities for staff to work together collaboratively, often across formal organisational boundaries. Internal and external opportunities for learning and development are promoted, including access to studies assistance to undertake training which directly relates to the PBO’s functions and helps staff reach their career development goals.

The PBO is a close-knit working community that values the diverse range of skills and experience of its staff and actively encourages knowledge sharing between different staff groups. Free expression of ideas is also encouraged, with staff having ready access to the Senior Executive team and the Parliamentary Budget Officer to discuss constructive suggestions for improving the PBO’s operations.

The PBO has competitive remuneration arrangements in place that ensure it can attract and retain appropriately qualified and skilled staff who are in high demand from other Commonwealth agencies.

The PBO’s physical location is also a plus. As the PBO is located within Australia’s Parliament House, staff have access to a wide variety of amenities including cafes, on-site childcare, recreational gym facilities, a post office and bank, free and secure car parking, the Parliamentary Library, and peaceful courtyards and gardens to be enjoyed.

Secondment program

Thank you for considering applying for a placement in the Parliamentary Budget Office secondment program.

The program is aimed at officers from the Australian Public Service (APS) Level 5 to Executive Level 1 (or equivalent) classifications who have strong quantitative analysis skills and an aptitude for economic and financial modelling across a range of areas.

Placements to the PBO may be for a period of between six to 12 months.

Please begin by downloading the information pack for further information on the program and details on how to apply.

Should you require further information or assistance, please speak with the contact officer.

Graduate program

Parliament of Australia Graduate Program

The 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.

Further information about the program is available from the Australian Parliament House Graduate page.

Applications for the 2021 Parliament of Australia Graduate Program closed on 31 October 2020.

Contact details

PO Box 6010
Parliament House

Phone: (02) 6277 9500