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Premier's Priorities

Our Mob on Country

Help shape the state for our Mob

At the Department of Planning and Environment, we want more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to join us and help make NSW a great place to live, work and play. We understand and value the lived experience and knowledge Aboriginal people bring to our workplace. We are committed to embedding Aboriginal perspectives across everything we do.

Our workplace offers great benefits and a diverse range of roles state-wide.

Some of our key areas of work include:

  • Water – working with communities to provide secure and healthy water resources.
  • Housing – providing access to better housing.
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service – protecting and caring for Country.
  • Crown Lands – managing Land Claims and Native Title.
  • Planning – balancing growth and creating great places to live and work with protecting communities and environment.

The department is committed on delivering the Premier's Priority of a world class public service by driving public sector diversity through increasing the number of Aboriginal people in senior leadership roles by 2025.

Working at DPIE

Check out some of the work we do and how we support Aboriginal staff

Working at DPIE

Applying for a role

Helpful tips for getting a job.

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Our Mob at work

Work being done with communities and on Country.

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2023 School-Based Aboriginal Traineeship Program

Check out the Departments Aboriginal student school-based traineeship opportunities.

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Aboriginal Scholarship Program

The program opens doors for Indigenous students to access high-quality education in a culturally inclusive environment.

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Contact the Aboriginal People and Culture team

Complete the online form to get regular updates on roles or support with any part of the application process.

Our Mob Our Country staff

Our diverse career opportunities

View video to see the diverse career opportunities provided across NSW for Aboriginal people.