Why work at the ABS

The ABS offers you a supportive and friendly working environment, attractive conditions and a competitive salary.

Our Flex Works initiative means managers will say 'yes' to reasonable requests from employees to work flexibly in line with ABS policies, unless there is a compelling business reason not to. We have many processes in place to help employees balance their work and home lives including:
  • flexible work practices (e.g. working from home, flexible working hours, access to part-time and job share arrangements, flextime and time off in lieu, purchased annual leave)
  • supportive technology (laptops for all staff, access to skype)
  • policies and guidelines

Our commitment to flexible working arrangements was recognised this year with ABS announced on 6 June 2018 as WINNERS of the Federal Government Flexible Working Day Award!

Other benefits include:
  • competitive salary rates
  • four weeks annual leave and generous sick and carers leave provisions
  • access to 16 weeks paid maternity leave
  • generous superannuation provisions
  • flexible salary packaging, for a car, childcare or additional superannuation contributions
  • a commitment to professional development, through our learning and development programs, the ABS Performance Management Framework and secondment opportunities
  • access to a study support program for external study
  • an active social club that sponsors many annual events such as the ABS Fun Run and ABS Ball, as well as a number of sporting clubs and lunchtime activities.

Further information about the conditions of service offered by the ABS can be found in the ABS Enterprise Agreement.