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The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia's main provider of weather forecasts, warnings and advice and is one of the most widely used government services. Australian communities and essential services depend on the information we provide to help protect lives, productive and well-being, and our services and research into science and the environment contributes to national environmental, social and cultural goals. 

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Bureau of Meteorology


The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia's main provider of weather forecasts, warnings and advice and is one of the most widely used government services. Australian communities and essential services depend on the information we provide to help protect lives, productive and well-being, and our services and research into science and the environment contributes to national environmental, social and cultural goals. 

Headquartered in Melbourne, the Bureau has offices in all state and territory capitals as well field offices in the Antarctic territory. 

Why Join Us?

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It’s not just about forecasting the weather! You’ll do challenging work that positively impacts our communities and our environment, receive ongoing mentoring and professional development, as well opportunities for travel. 

Graduate Meteorology Program

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If you love tech, data and problem solving our graduate program is for you! You’ll join as a permanent employee and kick start your career with a 10-month paid training course at our Melbourne training center. This will see you qualify as a Meteorologist with an internationally recognised Graduate Diploma in meteorology.

As part of the training course, you’ll study:

  • Foundations of meteorology
  • Synoptic-scale meteorology
  • Mesoscale meteorology and forecasting
  • Weather services and procedures

Following completion of the course, you’ll move in to one of our operational sites and have the opportunity to specialise in areas like climate and severe weather.

Eligibility 

Applicants must hold Australian Citizenship and an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian university, with maths and physical science to at least second year uni level. For more information, please review our eligibility requirements.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduate Pathways 

This rotational program will give you exposure to different Australian Government Agencies, on the job training and opportunities to build your professional network. Discover more here. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entry-level employment and study program

We also offer entry-level opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the Indigenous Australian Government Development Program (IAGDP). You can learn more here. 

Application Process

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  • Online application. Depending on the application type, you may be asked to also submit a document that addresses why you’re suitable for the position, or the specific selection criteria. 
  • Applications are reviewed by a selection panel.
  •  Successful candidates will be invited to attend an interview, or further assessments like a competency test or assessment day which may be held in person on virtually. 
  • Following assessments, we’ll conduct reference checks. 
  • Verbally offers will be made to preferred candidates, followed by pre-employment checks
  • Finally, a formal written offer will be sent and a start date agreed upon.

Diversity & Inclusion

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We value diversity of thought and background and strive to create an inclusive culture. A workforce that reflects our diverse nation provides better outcomes for people, customers and our communities.

Perks & Benefits

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  • Generous salary and superannuation packages 
  • The opportunity to travel, with potential for regional and overseas assignments
  • Various leave options including; personal, carer’s, long service and purchased leave
  • Study support and ongoing learning and development
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Social groups

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