The Bureau of Meteorology is one of the few organisations that touches the lives of all Australians and all of Australia, every day. The Bureau works across Australia and remote islands, providing services from the Antarctic to beyond the equator, and from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific.
We are Australia's national weather, climate and water agency, in the Agriculture, Water and Environment portfolio of the Australian Government, operating under the authority of the Meteorology Act 1955 and the Water Act 2007. We provide data, information, knowledge, insight and wisdom to help Australians prepare and respond to the realities of their natural environment, including droughts, floods, fires, storms, tsunamis and tropical cyclones.
Our products and services include observations, forecasts, analysis and advice covering Australia's atmosphere, water, oceans and space environments. We undertake focused scientific research in support of our operations and services. Through regular forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice, we provide one of Australia's most fundamental and widely used public services.
We have strong relationships with our customers, partners and stakeholders in Australia, including the Australian Community and the emergency services sectors, all levels of Government, and focus sectors including aviation, agriculture, energy and resources, national security and water.
Purpose-driven impactful work that brings real benefit to the Australian Community, businesses and industry.
A deeply passionate and highly skilled workforce that continuously challenges the status quo to achieve greater impact and experiences for our colleagues and customers.
A world-class organisation with excellent workplaces in great locations, access to cutting-edge technology and a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.
A commitment to professional development and growth, backed by clear career pathways and training opportunities, and complimented by a competitive remuneration package.
The Bureau is an equal opportunities employer. We will support applicants with disability through our RecruitAbility Program and will provide reasonable adjustments such as access, equipment and other practical support at relevant stages of the recruitment process.
We recognise the need for our workforce to reflect the community we serve and provide an inclusive environment that respects and values diversity and is described in our Diversity and Inclusion Statement of Commitment. We strongly encourage qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Our Recruitment Process
The Bureau of Meteorology is an Australian Public Service (APS) organisation. Our recruitment process and selections are based on merit, as defined in the Public Service Act and Regulations.
You don’t need to have studied meteorology to work at the Bureau of Meteorology. Grads with degrees in Computing, IT, Physical Sciences, Applied Mathematics and Science are welcome to apply. Candidates who are innovative and flexible and who have strong communication and problem-solving skills are also preferred.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation
We offer affirmative measure positions as part of our commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment outcomes.
We’re looking for graduates who will help us transform the way that we bring environmental information to the Australian community.
What we’re looking for
Do you have a record of strong academic achievement, an interest in working with the latest technology—from supercomputing to ever-evolving modelling software—and a passion for weather, climate, water, ocean and space weather information?
We are inviting applications from graduates from the following subject areas:
Areas of Specialisation
If you thrive in an environment where great communication, problem-solving, innovation and flexibility are valued, and teams collaborate to achieve the best outcomes, you’ll fit right in at the Bureau.
Have a look at the steps below to get an understanding of our recruitment process for our Graduate Meteorology Program.
The first step is completing your online application, this will include your resume, academic transcript, and answers in the application form regarding the selection criteria on BOMCareers.
The next step after your application has been found successful is our assessment activities:
If suitable, we'll conduct a reference check and a number of pre-employment checks. This includes a police clearance. Any offer of employment will be subject to the results of these enquiries being satisfactory.
If you are successful, we will make you a formal offer.
Starting salary $57,706 per annum + 15.4 % superannuation. On successful completion of the training course, Graduates will advance to $61,166 per annum + 15.4% superannuation. Meteorologist will progress under the salary advancement process to $93,456 per annum.
Starting salary $61,166 per annum + 15.4 % superannuation with salary progression up to $81,240 per annum.