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What we offer

The Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General (The Office) is a small Commonwealth budget-funded statutory agency with staff located at Government House, Canberra and Admiralty House, Sydney. The Official Secretary leads an organisation committed to identifying and implementing innovative ways to support the Governor-General in carrying out their constitutional, ceremonial, Commander-in-Chief and community duties.

As an Office we work hard to maximise the value we contribute to national wellbeing. We have the energy, drive and creativity of our staff, the public spirit, and high standing of the Office in pursuing our work. We are committed to imagining new and powerful ways to enhance the impact of the Governor-General’s work and to achieve impressive outcomes for the Australian public. 

To accomplish this, the Office is dedicated to providing a workplace that values diversity and inclusion and encourages all staff to reach their full potential. We support staff through tailored training and development to advance professional skills and hold health and wellbeing as a priority in the workplace. 

As well as a competitive salary and 15.4% employer superannuation contributions, staff work in secure sites (Government House, Yarralumla or Admiralty House, Kirribilli) with free parking. Staff have the opportunity to take advantage of the stunning grounds for exercise and breaks and are able to observe or participate in events on the Governor-General's program. The Office also has an active program of staff engagement such as participation in Public Open Days, and cross Office celebrations to recognise significant events and achievements.  
Our staff are drawn from many professions representing diversity in experience and skills, and we seek passionate and innovative staff with a commitment to excellence.

Employees at the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General (OOSGG) are employed under the Governor-General Act 1974 and their conditions of service are set out in the OOSGG Enterprise Agreement 2015-2018

Current Vacancies 

To apply to work with us, please see our current vacancies.

Important notes: To be eligible for employment, applicants must be an Australian citizen. The successful applicant will also need to pass and maintain a security clearance and police check. 

Under section 67 of the Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions (2022) an Agency Head must grant leave without pay to an ongoing APS employee to undertake employment with the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General and on return provide employment at the employee’s substantive level.
If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources team at