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Pathways to joining us

Find your pathway to a rewarding career with the us

Our entry pathways

Do you want to be part of a team committed to protecting Australians and Australian interests?

You'll have a job that offers you room to move and grow as your interests and skill sets develop. We have over 200 role types across a wide range of areas, and we're looking for people with different backgrounds, life and work experiences and skills. Each of our entry pathways provide detailed information on how to apply and the steps involved. 

We advertise all roles on our Jobs portal.

Police officers - national

Combat crime with one of the most advanced police forces in the world.

Police officers - ACT Policing

Join us as a police officer with the community policing arm of the AFP.

Protective service officers

Join our team and help protect important facilities and people.

Specialist and support

Apply your expertise to support and enable the work we do.

First Nations

Our Directions Program offers First Nations people a range of fulfilling and varied roles.


Our Graduate Program offers university graduates a range of challenging and rewarding roles.


Our Lateral Program is for current or recently serving police officers from Australian state or territory forces