Australian Consulate-General
New York
United States of America

Temporary Employment Register

APPLYING FOR TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT

Only those already entitled to work in the United States are eligible for temporary employment. This includes US citizens, Green Card holders and holders of visas with current work authorisation. Individuals will be required to present proof of work authorisation before an offer is made.

To be considered for temporary work at the Consulate-General, applicants are required to provide the following to recruitment.newyork@dfat.gov.au

  • a completed temporary work application form (PDF)
  • an electronic copy of their current drivers licence
  • an electronic copy of the biodata (photo) page of their current passport
  • resume

Applicants should also read through the  Probity Check Form and be prepared to complete this form should you be contacted about being considered for a temporary employment opportunity.

Temporary vacancies are usually filled on a short-term contract basis from those listed on the temporary staff register. Most vacancies are full-time but less than 3 months in length. Types of temporary vacancies include executive/administrative assistant, registry/file assistant, receptionist and driver.


Occasionally, longer term temporary vacancies (6 months or more) will occur and will be advertised on Current Vacancies.

Please note that applications are kept on file for 12 months from the date the application was sent in. If you wish to remain on the employment register a new application will need to be submitted every 12 months. Your application will be considered when temporary vacancies arise and decisions are based on suitability, availability, and/or the possession of a security clearance (if required by the position). Start dates for all temporary vacancies are subject to satisfactory background checks being completed for all individuals. Only those applicants with authorisation to work in the United States will be considered for the Temporary Employment Register.