Benefits and conditions

Working for us provides the opportunity, directly and indirectly, to assist members of the community and make a real and lasting impact on the national archival collection.

Being a small agency enables our employees to make meaningful connections with each other whilst making valued contributions to the National Archives’ mission.

The benefits available for our employees include:

Competitive remuneration

Salary

Employee benefits are detailed in our Enterprise Agreement 2017–20.

In June 2020, former Director-General, David Fricker, issued determination (PDF 195 KB) to extend the National Archives Enterprise Agreement 2017–20.

The determination increases salaries and allowances by 2% each year for 3 years while keeping all other conditions of the enterprise agreement unchanged.

The most recent figures are available in Salary and allowances 2020–22.

Superannuation

APS employees receive a generous 15.4% employer superannuation contribution.

Allowances

Allowances can be paid in addition to salary in particular circumstances: including higher duties, travel assistance, restriction duty allowance, motor vehicle allowance and First Aid Officer allowance.

Salary packaging

Salary packaging is available to employees on a salary sacrifice basis, including for extra superannuation contributions.

Flexible working arrangements

To help you balance work requirements and family responsibilities we support our employees with a range of flexible employment conditions such as:

  • Flex time for APS 1 to 6
  • working from home
  • working part-time
  • job-sharing.

Attractive leave provisions

Personal / Carer’s leave

Fulltime employees receive 18 days leave per year to help you manage work against illness, injury and caring responsibilities.

Christmas shutdown period

Employees receive paid time off for the working days between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day (in accordance with their Ordinary Hours of Work).

Locations across Australia

We have offices in each state and territory. View our locations.

Learning and development

Studies assistance

We offer generous financial and leave assistance for employees completing eligible study relevant to our business needs.

Professional development

We focus on growing your capability with leadership programs, coaching and mentoring, studies assistance, professional skills training and seminars. Our career development page provides more information.

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