Australian Taxation Office
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About Australian Taxation Office

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is the principle revenue collection agency of the Australian Government. Our role is to manage and shape tax, excise and superannuation systems that fund services for Australians.

Go somewhere unexpected

At the ATO, you’ll do work you can’t do anywhere else. Work that is meaningful and delivers real benefits for all Australians. Hear from our people about how a career with the ATO can take you somewhere unexpected.


At the ATO, we believe in placing our people at the forefront of everything we do. We offer flexibility to provide work/life balance for you, generous leave (with the ability to purchase more), and other flexible workplace benefits. We also offer a competitive salary, and a generous 15.4% superannuation will be contributed to your fund. You’ll enjoy the experience of possessing a national presence and an opportunity rich environment where you can take charge of your career and go somewhere unexpected.

Our Purpose

At the ATO our purpose is to contribute to the economic and social wellbeing of Australians by fostering willing participation in the tax and superannuation systems. Our aspirations for 2024 include: • Building trust and confidence • Being streamlined, integrated and data-driven We serve our nation by educating the taxpayer, advancing our strategic direction, and contributing to systems and policies which impact the future of Australia. We also assist our economy to recover in times of need and to grow when opportunity presents itself.

Our Mission

We aim to remain Australia’s leading tax and superannuation administration. We are known for our contemporary service, expertise and integrity. We aim to contribute to the economic and social wellbeing of Australians by fostering willing participation in our tax and superannuation systems. We aim to achieve taxpayer confidence in the Australian tax and superannuation systems by helping people understand their rights and obligations, improving ease of compliance, access to benefits and managing non-compliance with the law. Our work at the ATO helps support and fund services for Australians, and our people are our biggest assets in delivering on our commitments.

Our Culture

Culture is our essence, that makes us who we are. Let’s talk about culture, and how we’ll raise the bar. Our cultural traits are: • Client-focused – putting clients at the centre of everything we do • United and connected – working as one team to bring the right outcomes to the community • Empowered and trusted – taking ownership, exercising judgment and making reasonable decisions • Future-oriented – we are flexible and adapt to meet immediate and future challenges • Passionate and committed – about our role serving the community. We bring professionalism, energy and determination to everything we do. Our teams are award-winning, highly professional, and they work within an equal opportunity environment. We celebrate and champion the diversity that reflects the community we serve. We have a vibrant, client-focused culture, positioning us to thrive in a rapidly changing world. By building inclusive teams, each with different experiences and strengths, we succeed in developing systems which benefit communities, countries, and people.

Our Vision

By hiring and developing a diverse team of individuals, experts and forward-thinkers, we aim to nurture skills that assist us in innovating, refining our existing operations, and contributing to our future. We are a high-performing, responsive, and professional workforce with the right culture and capability to deliver now and for the future. We achieve this through deliberate investment in our diverse workforce so that our people have the skills, knowledge, and attributes to meet current and emerging needs. Our culture and capability support an innovation mindset, client-centric thinking, leadership values and professional growth. Delivery of our client services will be supported by collaborative working, and modern work practices and workspaces. Our people exhibit high levels of integrity in their work, acting fairly and impartially to provide trust and confidence in the tax and superannuation systems.

Your Role

At the ATO, you’ll do work that is meaningful, diverse and challenging. You will make a difference to the lives of Australians and their economic and social wellbeing. Working with people who have vision, you’ll develop a leading tax and superannuation administration known for its contemporary service, expertise and integrity. You will contribute to significant policy changes that shift and improve our countries economic landscape for the betterment of its people As part of an ever-growing organism, you’ll assure the best is delivered to all Australians. You’ll do work that might take you somewhere unexpected.

Your Contribution

By offering your expertise, you’ll contribute to the education of the Australian taxpayer. You’ll develop their understanding of our complete tax and superannuation system. You will shape the way legislation is interpreted and applied and influence new policy. You’ll test yourself against the best minds in your field, not just here but on a global stage. You’ll become a leader, driving innovation across everything we do. We want people to know the direction we are heading. We are continually improving the client experience, making the tax system easier to use and fairer for all, while maintaining a focus on compliance. We aspire to: • Build the communities trust and confidence in us and the tax and superannuation system. We’re open about our areas of focus and clear on how we’re ensuring fairness and improving the client experience • Create a streamlined, integrated data-driven and, where appropriate automated tax and super system. Were giving you the insight, providing the ‘big picture’ for everyone so we can show how we are making a difference.

Your Opportunity

As part of a renowned institution, you will experience growth and change in a committed and innovative environment where your contributions are cherished, and your achievements celebrated. You will be empowered and relish in the opportunity to collaborate across boundaries, engaging with clients and partners here and abroad to deliver real outcomes. Our continuous investment in your professional growth and development ensures you will never stop learning. Discover more about our current opportunities and how you could support and deliver vital services to our community.

Explore a Data and analytics careers at the ATO

The Smarter Data team’s role is to develop the data and analytics capability at the ATO .Our focus is on the delivery of our five Corporate Plan initiatives – data backbone, analytics integration; data democratisation and visualisation; automation and artificial intelligence, data governance and ethics. Delivery of these initiatives will evolve how data is managed and used for the benefit of staff, clients and our partner agencies.