Why AIHW is a great place to work

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (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.

Employee census

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:

Competitive salaries

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

For further information about what we offer refer to the AIHW Enterprise Agreement [PDF 595kB].

Breastfeeding friendly workplace - Accredited by the Australian Breastfeeding Association


  • 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 (Canberra City)
    • 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.

Further information