Working for fairer workplaces

We are Australia's workplace regulator and we’re part of the Australian Public Service.

Our role is to provide education and assistance to over 13 million Australian workers, more than one million businesses and enforce workplace laws and investigate underpayments.

A career with us means you’ll be making a difference for Australians. In 2022-23 we:

  • handled nearly 370,000 enquiries, ensuring workers and businesses received the guidance and support they need
  • achieved significant litigation outcomes
  • recovered more than $509 million in unpaid wages and entitlements for more than a quarter of a million workers.

If you’re interested in making Australian workplaces fairer, we’d love to hear from you. We offer rewarding and diverse career opportunities where you’ll make a difference to people’s lives.

Check out our Current Vacancies page and sign up to Job Alerts for future openings.

Current vacancies



What our people have to say about us

Being a Fair Work Inspector is an important role. I’m actually serving the public and getting a lot of personal satisfaction helping people and getting real outcomes. This is an established place to work, and I get job security, career progression, training, and genuine work life balance. It’s a great job, so much better than I expected.

- Inspector, based in regional South Australia

What I find most fulfilling about working at the FWO is the genuine effort made to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and respected regardless of their background. It’s inspiring to see how our cultures aren’t just acknowledged but celebrated, creating a workplace where every individual’s uniqueness and perspectives are valued.

– Assistant Director, based in Queensland