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Living and Working at the South Australia Regional Office (Adelaide)

The wine and festival capital of Australia, Adelaide is a place to experience the buzz, culture and convenience of a big city without the frustrations. The city centre, surrounded by parklands, is a charming blend of historic buildings, wide streets, shops, street cafes and restaurants.

Adelaide is also an easy gateway to the Outback, the dramatic Flinders Ranges, the natural beauty of Kangaroo Island, the River Murray and the many South Australian vineyards that produce some of the world’s great wines. The combination of low living costs, affordable housing, great amenities and entertainment events enables Adelaide to offer an enticing mix of great lifestyle and employment options.

Picture: South Australia

Adelaide enjoys one of the highest standards of living anywhere. Adelaide has been rated as one of the world's top five cities in which to live for lifestyle. This is a place where you can have both a career and a family life. Adelaide is a perfectly sized city of one million people with everything in easy reach of the city centre. There are many kilometres of metropolitan beaches, the scenic Adelaide Hills and over 400 year-round events (hence the term ‘The Festival State’).

Useful websites

South Australia Central - www.sa.gov.au
South Australian Tourism Commission - www.southaustralia.com


South Australia Office, Adelaide

The South Australia (SA) Regional Office is located in the heart of Adelaide's CBD, close to shops (Rundle Mall), transport (train, tram and bus) and food (Central Market).
The SA Regional Office is located on the Level 9, ANZ House, 11 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, South Australia.

The SA Regional Office has experienced some exciting changes since relocating to a new 'state of the art' building in February 2007. The SA Regional Office has a wide range of functions which ensures a constant flow of diverse work for staff and the office has also established a number of health and safety initiatives. The SA Regional Office has an active social club which holds functions at least once a month.

As at February 2012, ABS Adelaide employed approximately 250 staff in collecting, compiling, analysing and disseminating a wide range of statistics along with supporting corporate and computer services functions. Some staff are also involved as interviewers for ABS Population Surveys.

The SA Regional Office has numerous positions which provide challenging career opportunities. In particular the national project centres provide opportunities to participate in a variety of projects (both clerical and technical) as well as research and development work.

Career Prospects and Promotional Opportunities

The SA Regional Office has numerous positions which provide challenging career opportunities. In particular the national project centres provide opportunities to participate in a variety of projects (both clerical and technical) as well as research and development work. Staff members are encouraged to participate in the extensive range of training courses available to develop their statistical, management and personal development skills. There is good opportunity for promotion with bulk recruitment rounds being held most years.

Social Activities

The SA Regional Office has a very active social club which holds monthly 'happy hours', regular lunches, an annual Melbourne Cup lunch, ABS fun day, quiz night, mid year dinner, picnic in the parklands, office Christmas party, and numerous other activities. The social club aims to create a good social environment within the office and an atmosphere where colleagues and their friends and family can mix together and get to know each other.


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