Why AIHW is a great place to work
AIHW provides a range of benefits to its employees including competitive salaries, policies and practices that support work-life balance, valuable learning and development opportunities and an excellent culture.
We encourage a positive work environment that values innovation and collaboration. The work that we do creates authoritative and accessible information and statistics that inform decisions and improve the health and welfare of all Australians. We are a small, friendly agency where the CEO likes to get to know everyone.
The AIHW’s latest APS Employee Census results reinforce our strong culture of collaboration and commitment to excellence – with 95% of employees saying they would recommend the AIHW as a good place to work. We also achieved top ten rankings in employee engagement, leadership, communication, innovation, and wellbeing scales out of 100 APS agencies.
Following analysis of our 2023 results, the AIHW developed an Action Plan which demonstrates our commitment to listening to employee feedback and taking action to make sure the AIHW remains a great place to work.
Equal opportunity employer
We are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive workplace for everyone, and support the following Australian Public Service diversity strategies:
- APS gender equality strategy 2016–19
- Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy
- APS Disability Employment Strategy 2020–25
- Please refer to our salary rates in the latest Section 24(1) Determination (1.8MB PDF)
- Yearly Healthy Lifestyle reimbursement of up to $299
Work-life balance supportive policies and practices
- Flexible work practices
- Part-time work (almost 30% of our staff work part-time)
- Home-based work policy
- Accredited Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace
- Study assistance
Refer to the AIHW Enterprise Agreement(412KB PDF) for further information about what we offer.
- New, energy efficient building
- Sit-stand workstations for all staff
- Dual monitor desktop for all staff
- Parenting Rooms
- Canberra – 1, 11 & 26 Thynne Street Bruce ACT 2617
- Free onsite parking
- 5 minutes drive to Belconnen, 10 minutes drive to Civic
- 10 minutes by bus to Belconnen or Civic
- Sydney – Level 9, 1 Oxford Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Social activities and networks
- Lunch time and evening sports (soccer, handball, netball, etc)
- Lunch-time Pilates and Yoga classes
- Corporate gym membership and active social club
- Pride Network
- Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Network
- Ideas Working Group
Happy to help
The AIHW is also committed to assisting the community. We are a registered member of Red25, a unique giving program by the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. Together, Red25 members work towards ensuring that 25% of Australia's blood donations are secured.