Careers

We offer exciting work opportunities at the forefront of water resource management. Our principal aim is to manage the Basin's water resources in the national interest. With our establishment, our single agency is responsible for planning integrated management of the water resources of the Basin.

In addition to new and exciting opportunities in water management, we offer excellent employment conditions in a relationship-based environment. We engage staff across a range of professions including:

  • environmental/biological sciences
  • natural resource management
  • water resources modelling and engineering
  • communications and engagement
  • research and knowledge
  • corporate and business services.

To assist you with your application we have developed an applicant information pack.

We also have an established register of applicants who are interested in non-ongoing (temporary) vacancies. To register your interest view our current vacancies.

Graduate program

Our highly successful graduate program has consistently been voted as one of the best programs in Australia. Each year, we attract high-achieving graduates in the fields of policy, engineering, environmental science, hydrology, social science, economics and law.

Summer employment program

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority summer employment program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain insight into the MDBA business and the Australian Public Service over a 10 week employment period.