Australian High Commission

Job Vacancies

Employment Opportunities


Vacancies listed here are for Locally Engaged Staff (LES). LES are employed under local contracts of employment to work directly for the High Commission. The employment can either be an ongoing basis or fixed contract basis under specific terms and conditions of employment based on local labour laws. LES positions do not carry diplomatic or consular status, privileges, or immunities.

Prospective applicants need to demonstrate that they are eligible to work by local citizenship or be able to meet work visa requirements. All relocation costs are at the expense of the successful candidate.


Application Guidelines


  • Application for a Vacancy

When preparing your application, please refer and include the following:

  1. Completed Application Pack (including all required attachments)
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Selection criteria: A one- or two-page pitch of no more than 1000 words.

All completed application package must be emailed to [email protected] before the deadline as stated on each job advert. Late and incomplete applications including applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be taken into consideration.

  • Selection for Interviews

Only candidates being shortlisted for a position will be contacted and in-person interviews will be conducted at the Australian High Commission (Malaysia) located in Kuala Lumpur. The selection committee will consists of representatives from the mission.

Candidates shortlisted for interviews will be asked a range of general, situational, and behavioural questions. These questions are structured to bring forth responses that demonstrate skills, knowledge of the selection criteria, and assess the suitability for the position.

  • Acceptance of Offer

Successful candidates will be made an offer of employment subject to verification of all essential job requirements and fulfillment of any security clearance conditions.


Temporary Employment Register


The Australian High Commission in Malaysia maintains a temporary employment register which is used to fill short – term vacancies. Prospective candidates can submit an expression of interest for temporary, non – ongoing employment at the Australian High Commission, Malaysia. Most vacancies are usually at short notice for a short term (fixed term) contract (up to 6 months).

Temporary employment opportunities arise due to various reasons such as:  

  • Permanent staff members on extended leave
  • Period of peak activities
  • To assist in specific short-term projects/programs

How to Apply

Candidates that are interested to be included on the temporary register must submit the following to [email protected]

  1. Expression of interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae detailing your qualifications and information on previous work experiences


Overseas Applicants


It is the responsibility of candidates to have the appropriate permission or work visa to work in Malaysia. The Australian High Commission in Malaysia does not sponsor applicants for Malaysian work visas.

The Australian High Commission in Malaysia will not be responsible for any costs incurred for relocation costs, travel expenses, personal effects, transportation, cost of living and accommodation in Malaysia. Any costs are at the expense of the successful candidate.  

The Australian High Commission in Malaysia will not be able to provide advice or accept any liability regarding individual taxation obligations. Applicants are responsible for their own individual taxation obligations with respect to employment with an Australian mission overseas, including the impact of any relevant tax treaties.


Current Vacancies


  • Number of vacancies - 


Position Status


  • Trade & Investment Manager (South Australia) - Processing of Applications
  • Senior Program Manager (Maritime) – Closed