DPS Temporary Employment Register 2024/2025

About the Department of Parliamentary Services

The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) supports the functions of the Australian Parliament and the work of Parliamentarians through the provision of professional services, advice and facilities, the ongoing maintenance of Australian Parliament House (APH); and ensuring the building, and the important activity that takes place within, are accessible.


Employing over 1,000 people, DPS works to deliver a diverse range of services including: security, reporting and broadcasting, library research, catering, visitor experience, art collections, building design integrity, Hansard, information technology and maintenance. The Department also has corporate and administrative functions including Human Resources, to support a growing diverse workforce.


What we can offer


Join our community based on innovative, unified, and client-focused services, where your skills and development will be nurtured. You will also enjoy:  


  • FREE secure parking
  • 15.4% superannuation 
  • Fully paid Christmas stand down period 
  • A competitive remuneration package
  • FREE gym membership and access to other recreational facilities including pool, spa and tennis courts
  • On-site facilities including childcare, banking services, post office, a range of dining options and more
  • Access to flexible working arrangements
  • Ongoing opportunities to learn and develop new capabilities 


The Temporary Employment Register


This register is designed to establish a database of appropriately skilled and experienced individuals, who may, at short notice, be further assessed to fill temporary non-ongoing positions for up to 18 months. Non-ongoing (temporary) employment opportunities may be offered on a full time, part time or intermittent / irregular (casual) basis.


You will only be contacted regarding your application if a vacancy arises that matches your skills and experience. There is no guarantee that an offer of employment will be made whilst your application remains on the register.



Roles within the Department of Parliamentary Services


Roles vary across all parliamentary service classification levels and may include the following:


• Administration

• Executive Assistant

• Visitor Experience/Customer Service

• Art Collections

• Catering

• Events/Marketing

• Communications

• Broadcasting

• Finance

• Procurement

• Gym Instructors/Health and Recreation Centre

• Human Resources

• Risk and Governance

• Information Technology

• Cyber Security

• Trade Maintenance

• Landscape Services

• Capital Works

• Logistics

• Security

• Security Policy


Conditions of employment


Employment opportunities at the Department of Parliamentary Services is subject to a range of conditions prescribed in the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 which include:


Australian citizenship – to be eligible for employment with DPS, you must be an Australian citizen. 


Security clearance and character clearance – if selected, you will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the level specified, as well as complete and be deemed suitable through a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check. 


Health assessment – a pre-employment health assessment will be required where there are physical or medical requirements for the role.


How to apply


Applicants are invited to register their interest by completing the online application form. Please ensure you nominate your Temporary Employment Register ‘Area of Interest/s’ and ‘Classification’.

You will be required to upload a current resume and provide a 300 word generic pitch stating why you are interested in working at DPS and what skills and experience you can bring to the department.


Closing date


Your registration for the DPS Temporary Employment Register will remain active until 11:30pm Sunday, 30 June 2025. After this time you will need to renew your registration by re-applying.


Contact details


Name:                   DPS Recruitment
Phone Number:   02 6277 5200
Email:                   dps.recruitment@aph.gov.au


Our purpose and values


We proudly provide innovative, unified, and client-focused services to the Australian Parliament and parliamentarians. We are a values driven department, placing our values at the heart of everything we do; from our service offerings and decision-making to our interactions with stakeholders and each other.  

Our people are employed in a broad and unique range of professional, customer service and trade-based roles, all joined by a shared purpose: to make an enduring contribution to Australia’s parliamentary democracy. We have an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of the community we serve. While we come from all walks of life, we share a commitment to care for and protect our iconic workplace. 


Every year, almost one million people visit Australian Parliament House to experience the parliamentary process, the building’s architecture, nationally significant art collections, events, tours, and food and dining experiences – all made possible by our people, who are active participants in an environment where no two days are the same.


At DPS, we acknowledge the value diversity brings. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that ensures all our people can contribute to our shared purpose. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with disability.