Who we’re looking for


As the head of an agency, it is incumbent on me to harvest the best and the brightest. My commitment to every Australian, including the one million who live overseas, is that the AFP will work hard every day to keep you safe.

- Reece Kershaw APM, AFP Commissioner


Make a difference

Are you driven to make a difference?

To join the Australian Federal Police, you need to demonstrate integrity, respect, commitment, excellence, accountability, fairness and trust, and be driven to make a difference. 

Do you want a challenging, rewarding career?

At the AFP, you’ll get a career that delivers variety, a collaborative and inclusive culture, unique challenges and the reward of protecting Australians and Australia's interests from serious crime. 

A fully inclusive culture

The AFP welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life. We are committed to delivering diversity, including recruiting more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, more women and more people from non-English-speaking backgrounds. 

Learn more about our culture and diversity

Specialist and support staff eligibility requirements

Specialist and support staff eligibility requirements

In order to join the AFP in any role, you must meet a number of eligibility requirements: 

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the AFP’s core values 
  • Hold Australian citizenship and provide required documentation (passport, birth certificate, citizenship certificate) 
  • Be 18 years of age or older 
  • Complete an Employee Suitablity Questionnaire
  • Provide your traffic history
  • Undergo security vetting
  • Undergo drug and alcohol testing. 

Learn more about the AFP Specialist and support staff application process

Keep in touch

Join our Talent Pool

Interested in a career with the AFP but unsure where to start or there doesn’t appear to be job vacancies that match your interest at the moment? Upload your resume and tell us a bit about yourself and your area(s) of interest and we’ll keep you informed of upcoming opportunities, events, information sessions and more.