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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. Our agency is responsible for planning integrated management of the water resources of the Basin.

In addition to new and exciting opportunities in water resource 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.

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) offers competitive commencement salaries, determined by classification under the MDBA Enterprise Agreement 2017–2020, plus 15.4% superannuation.

View our Factsheet: Applying for a job at the MDBA and Recruitment Information Pack which includes information about our offices, remuneration, benefits, recruitment process, frequently asked questions and much more.

View our current vacancies.

We also have an established register of applicants who are interested in non-ongoing (temporary) vacancies.

How to apply

The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) has a range of useful information about jobs in the Australian Public Service (APS) and applying for them as well as information about interviews and assessments.

Find out more on the APSC website.

Regional offices

We are committed to developing and maintaining strong regional links with communities.

That’s why we are growing our regional footprint and are actively recruiting for energetic and passionate people to join us.

Relocation packages may be available, and we are committed to a flexible and inclusive workplace that will suit you and your individual needs.

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 and law.

Accredited breastfeeding friendly workplace

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority is committed to providing a supportive workplace environment for breastfeeding mothers returning to the workplace.

The MDBA is an accredited breastfeeding friendly workplace. It is important that we support women in their desire to maintain breastfeeding for as long as possible by combining work and breastfeeding to promote the ongoing benefits to the baby and mother.

For further information, please see the Australian Breastfeeding association where you can read the MDBA accredited workplace profile.

Updated: 07 Oct 2021