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Benefits of Working at IPEA

The Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA) is a Statutory Authority of around 60 employees. IPEA's functions include to provide advice, monitor and administer claims for travel expenses and allowances by parliamentarians and their employees, ensuring that taxpayers' funds are spent appropriately and in compliance with the rules.

IPEA has competitive remuneration arrangements in place that ensure it can attract and retain appropriately skilled employees and maintain the delivery of its high quality advice and administration functions. Additionally, IPEA provides a flexible working environment where employees are encouraged to work together collaboratively and to engage in both formal and informal learning and development opportunities.

Enterprise Agreement

When employed with IPEA, your employment terms and conditions are covered by the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021.

The conditions we offer are generous and wages are highly competitive. You will also enjoy an employer superannuation contribution of 15.4% of your salary. This can be to a super fund of your choice or you can join the Public Sector Superannuation Accumulation Plan.

Current IPEA Vacancies


Position Title Classification Contact Name Contact Phone Closing Interview Dates Selection Documentation

Temporary Register


Senior HR Officer

(02) 6215 2102

11:30 pm ADST
Friday, 17 December 2021

To be confirmed

 Application form [PDF 381 KB]
Application form [DOC 65 KB]

How to Apply

You should begin by downloading the relevant selection documentation for the vacancy you wish to apply for. This will include further details on how to apply, a description of the duties of the position and details of the specific qualifications, skills and experience required. If you require additional information or clarification about the vacancy, please speak to the contact officer.

More information and tips to help you apply for jobs in the Australian Public Service is available on the APSJobs website.

Your completed application must include:

Your completed application must be emailed to: IPEARecruit [at] ipea.gov.au by 11:30 pm AEST/ADST on the closing date. It is preferred that your email attachments are submitted as PDF or Microsoft Word documents. Please also include the position number and your surname in the Subject Line of your email to confirm the position you are applying for.

If you experience any difficulties submitting your application please e-mail: IPEARecruit [at] ipea.gov.au prior to 4:00 pm AEST/ADST on the closing date.

Information for Applicants

Applicants for IPEA vacancies are required to be Australian citizens and preferred applicants must be willing and eligible to gain and maintain a Baseline security clearance.

Late applications will generally not be accepted. If you require additional time to submit your application you must seek approval for an extension prior to the closing date and time. Your request for an extension should be emailed to: IPEARecruit [at] ipea.gov.au for consideration.

Additional information, other than that provided by you in your application, may be sourced and considered during the recruitment process. This may include information contained on social media sites (e.g. Twitter or Facebook), other websites, from referees and other relevant persons or organisations.

Privacy Statement

The information provided by you during IPEA's recruitment process is collected to assist in determining your suitability for vacant positions. Personal information provided to IPEA is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 and will not be disclosed without your consent except where authorised or required by law.

Diversity and Inclusion

IPEA understands and appreciates that diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights enriches our capability to deliver to the Australian community and our clients. Our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy reflects IPEA’s values-based leadership and commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture.

IPEA is a place which embraces difference and fosters an environment of inclusion and regard for others. It is important that our employees feel included, valued and respected and have access to equal opportunity, which supports full participation at work. Our aim is to develop and retain the diverse talent in our workforce and support our employees to maintain a long and productive working career. Understanding the benefits of diversity, and ensuring inclusiveness, is at the heart of our core values and work culture.

Values and code of conduct

IPEA is committed to the APS Values and Code of Conduct contained in the Public Service Act 1999.

We expect all employees to behave honestly and with integrity in connection with their employment. As a candidate, please ensure that you disclose any information that you know is relevant to IPEA in making a recruitment decision.

APS Census Results

IPEA is proud of our 2020 APS Census results, with 90 per cent of employees strongly believing in the purpose and objectives of IPEA. Particular highlights are IPEA’s engagement and wellbeing scores, with IPEA ranked 14th and 7th respectively out of 97 APS agencies. This is evident through IPEA’s inclusive workplace, our employees' ability to embrace change and adapt to new ways of working, and our active social club.

Gifts and Benefits Register

The Gifts and Benefits Register details gifts and benefits with a value exceeding $AUD100 that have been accepted by IPEA's CEO and employees. As per the guidelines set out by the Australian Public Service Commission, the Register is updated quarterly.

Employment Related Documents

The following documents relate to requirements under the Public Service Act 1999 and the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 to publish information including procedures about certain matters.