Current vacancies and application details for careers within the department.
The Attorney-General's Department (AGD) can offer a range of work experience, volunteering, and job opportunities to people from a vast array of backgrounds, experiences, and educational levels.
There are opportunities to work directly with a wide range of people, or to undertake support roles in administration, research, project management, or policy development. Full-time or part-time opportunities exist for ongoing, temporary, contract or casual vacancies, with a variety of employment conditions and flexible working arrangements, depending on the job and the agency you work in.
The Government of South Australia (including AGD) is an equal opportunity employer, meaning that it provides equal opportunity for all existing and potential employees, regardless of:
- marital status
- physical or intellectual impairment
- family or carer responsibilities.
Equal employment opportunity affords people the right to be considered for a job, for which they are skilled and/or qualified.
The principle of recruitment and promotion on merit is fundamental to the South Australian Public Sector. Fair selection processes ensure that we recruit or promote the right person for the job, from the widest possible pool of suitably skilled applicants.
You can find out more about working for the Government of South Australia including the opportunities that exist and career pathways by visiting IWORKFOR.SA.gov.au.
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Applying for vacancies
Applicants for ongoing positions must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status.
Applicants for contract positions must have a visa which allows them to work in Australia for the period of the contract. More information about migrating to South Australia and gaining permission to work is provided by Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Sessional commissioners are appointed through the Attorney-General’s Department by the Governor of South Australia.
You can find out more in the Information for Prospective Sessional Commissioners - ERD Court (PDF 239KB) booklet.
Contact us to express your interest:
- email: attorney-general [at] agd.sa.gov.au
- phone the Deputy Registrar: (08) 8204 0289.
The South Australian Public Sector aims to identify and employ eligible people with a permanent disability in Public Sector agencies. This includes AGD.
For more information about employing people with a disability see Disability WORKS Australia.
The South Australian Government encourages people with diverse backgrounds, knowledge and skills to consider working in the SA Public Sector. AGD is seeking to enhance the diversity of its workforce and ensure that the right people are recruited and promoted. The SA Public Sector and AGD strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for vacancies and to register with the employment programs listed below.
All applicants and employees will be given fair consideration during the recruitment process, regardless of their age, gender, race, marital status, sexuality, pregnancy, physical or intellectual impairment, or family or carer responsibilities.
For more information about employment, work experience or volunteer opportunities with AGD for Aboriginal people please use the links provided above or contact AGD by submitting a web form, or by phone or email.
Aboriginal Employment Network
The Aboriginal Employment Network provides support for Aboriginal people looking for work. If you register as a job seeker, you will receive regular updates about training and employment opportunities. Aboriginal engagement coordinators across the state can also support you in securing and staying in a job or training.
To join the Aboriginal Employment Network or for further information about the support and programs available please click here: Aboriginal Employment Network.
Career Pathway into Law Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
For students interested in a career in law, AGD’s Career Pathway into Law Program aims to employ a high school graduate who has participated in the Power Cup. Upon their completion of the traineeship, AGD will then support them through a Bachelor of Law by way of a cadetship, then into a paralegal role and ultimately into an ongoing legal role.
Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS) program
If you are a full time Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander tertiary student, the federal government’s ICS program can link you with employers who can provide paid work placement, with the possibility of ongoing employment when you finish your studies.
For more information about the ICS program please click here: ICS program.
The Graduate recruitment program seeks to increase the number of university graduates achieving employment in the South Australian Public Sector.
The graduate recruitment program is a 12 month training and development program that provides a comprehensive and challenging induction into a South Australian Public Sector career path. AGD actively seeks graduates through this program, particularly suitably qualified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander graduates.
State Government traineeship and graduate opportunities
Maxima (previously the Jobs4Youth program) offers young people the opportunity to gain employment within the Government of South Australia as a trainee or university graduate, which involves a combination of study and 12 months full time employment.
For more information please click here: Traineeships and graduate opportunities.
General traineeship program
As a trainee with AGD, you can gain a nationally recognised qualification while you work in paid employment. Trainees usually complete a Certificate III course and are employed for a 12 month period.
For more information about traineeships and how to apply please download the information sheet: AGD Traineeships - Information Sheet (Word 133KB)
School-based apprenticeships and work experience
All vacancies are advertised through the IWORKFORSA website.
More information about school-based apprenticeships is provided by the Local Government Association (LGA).
Opportunities for high school students to undertake a work experience program are available in the:
Other career information
myfuture is an Australian career website which contains information about the justice, legal and corrective industry. For more information: