Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions Graduate Programs and Jobs

The office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) is an independent prosecution service that prosecutes alleged offences against Commonwealth Law. The type of offences we prosecute include fraud against government agencies, drug importation, people smuggling and slavery, child exploitation and acts of terrorism.  

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About Us

Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions


The office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) is an independent prosecution service that prosecutes alleged offences against Commonwealth Law. The type of offences we prosecute include fraud against government agencies, drug importation, people smuggling and slavery, child exploitation and acts of terrorism.  
 
The CDPP employs 430 people in offices around Australia, including Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Dawin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Townsville. In addition to lawyers, we also employ social workers, and our employees provide a range of services like litigation support, accountancy, IT services, people services, professional development and more.

Application Process

Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions


Applications should be submitted online. You will be asked to include your CV, academic transcript, referee details and a summary addressing the competencies for the role. You will also be asked a series of questions on your personal particulars, employment history and qualifications.

Eligibility Requirements

Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions


  • You must be an Australian citizen unless the Director waives this requirement  
  • Hold relevant and formal qualifications 
  • Pass a security and character check which will include a police records check 
  • Obtain and maintain a minimum of level 2 – Negative Vetting security clearance which may be cleared to Baseline Vetting upon commencement  
  • Attend a medical examination before or within one month of commencement  
  • There are arrangements in place in the Australian Public Service (APS) which limit the subsequent employment of APS employees who have received a redundancy benefit from an APS agency or the Australian Parliamentary Service 

Diversity & Inclusion

Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions


We welcome and encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experiences, and we’re committed to creating a workforce that represents the community that we serve.  

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