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, and a supportive Learning and Development opportunities.

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

Each year, the APSC releases the State of the Service Report. To view the most recent State of the Service Report, visit the Australian Public Service Commission website.

The report identifies the year-to-year trends in workforce participation and capability across the entire APS and is based on results from the APS Employee Census. The 2022 APS Employee Census results reinforce the AIHW’s strong culture of collaboration and commitment to excellence—with top ten rankings in both engagement and wellbeing scales out of 98 APS agencies.

View the AIHW highlights report 2021-22 (1.1MB PDF).

View the AIHW highlights report 2020-21 (464KB PDF).

View the AIHW highlights report 2019-20 (350KB PDF).

View the AIHW highlights report 2018-19 (465KB PDF).

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

Refer to the AIHW Enterprise Agreement(412KB PDF) for further information about what we offer.

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
  • 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.

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