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There's nothing like working at Tourism Australia

Who are we?

Tourism Australia is the Australian Government agency responsible for attracting international visitors to Australia, both for leisure and business events. We are acknowledged as one of the most innovative and successful tourism marketing organisations in the world.

Our workforce comprises around 220 people approximately half of whom are based in our head office in Sydney, Australia and half across 11 regional offices in Auckland, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.


Our philosophy and values

At Tourism Australia we are passionate about Australia and about promoting its many unique attributes to the world. Our culture is collaborative, innovative, inquiring, fun and focused. Our organisational values are at the heart of everything we do.

There's nothing like...getting value for money

  • Be accountable in managing money
  • Plan work effectively
  • Look for efficiencies
  • Get value for money in everything we do

There's nothing inquiring mind

  • Keep our knowledge and skills up-to-date
  • Understand how we are performing
  • Solve problems creatively
  • Be inquisitive

There's nothing like...sharing for success

  • Be respectful and trusting of others
  • Collaborate freely
  • Focus on our customers


Why work with us?

The benefits of working with Tourism Australia are numerous.

  • Gain experience and insight into the marketing and research of the tourism industry
  • Work with passionate, dedicated, fun teams
  • Parental leave
  • Career break leave
  • Competitive superannuation
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Health & Well Being program

To find out more, please contact the Tourism Australia head office at

Giving back to the community

Have a look at some of the recent fun events and charity fundraisers Tourism Australia staff have participated in.

Tourism Australia takes the ice bucket challenge (Sydney, September 2014)

Tourism Australia Managing Director John O'Sullivan responded to the Canadian Tourism Commission's call to brave the ice bucket challenge in Sydney in September to raise awareness and funds for Motor Neuron Disease (MND) – a serious degenerative nerve disease that claims two Australian lives every day. Filmed against a backdrop of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour, a koala and kangaroo delivered the drenching to Mr O'Sullivan who, despite chilly temperatures in Sydney of no more than 18C, said it was a "great cause" and he was only too happy to lend his support. Tourism Australia staff are currently raising funds for the cause. To find out more visit MND Australia.

Watch the video of Tourism Australia's ice bucket challenge.

Sun Herald City2Surf race (Sydney, August 2014)

On Sunday 10 August 2014, 18 staff members from Tourism Australia joined runners from all over the globe to take part in the iconic 14km Sun Herald City2Surf. City2Surf is a 'fun run' as well as a race, attracting both competitive runners and community participants who can choose to run or walk. The event attracted 80,000 entrants in 2014.

Congratulations Team TA!

The Color Run (Sydney, 2014)

On Sunday 9 February, Team TA completed the happiest, most colourful 5km fun run on the planet – The Color Run. Twenty-one Sydney staff set their alarms for an early start and made their way out to Sydney Olympic Park to run, dance, laugh and get covered in colour. The Color Run is a 5km fun run, where participants run through a different colour every 1km as they make their way to the finish line. This event proved that running can actually be enjoyable and was a great way to kick start the New Year with a healthy lifestyle focus.

Team TA take on The Colour Run Sydney

Student Volunteer program

At Tourism Australia we believe in developing talent. Our student volunteer program gives Australian university students who are passionate about tourism and Australia the opportunity to undertake practical work experience in various business units of Tourism Australia’s Sydney office.

Students wishing to apply to take part in Tourism Australia's student volunteer program must be Australian residents enrolled in an Australian university, and in the second or third year of their relevant degree. Find out more.

Read the Student Volunteer program FAQs for more information.

Student volunteer stories

Stephanie Denman

Read about Stephanie’s experience volunteering at Tourism Australia in 2014 as part of the Student Volunteer program.

Name: Stephanie Denman

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Public Relations) combined with Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.

University: University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

Semester: Spring semester, final year.

Business Unit: Global Public Relations and Corporate Communications

I first spotted the Student Volunteer program at Tourism Australia on their website after clicking around government websites looking for graduate jobs. I've always been interested in international relations and communicating across cultures, and I realised that Tourism Australia was a perfect fit with my professional interests and my background in Public Relations. And here I am now! I get to talk about delicious food and wine, 29 year old virgin wombats and inspiring indigenous experiences every day at the office.

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Elisa Jakymin

Read about Elisa's experience volunteering at Tourism Australia in 2012/13 as part of the Student Volunteer program and her subsequent offer of full-time employment.

Name: Elisa Jakymin

Degree: Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management & Marketing), with Distinction

University: University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

Internship Business Units: Corporate Communications and Domestic Marketing

Position: Project Coordinator, Consumer Insights

Tourism Australia’s Student Volunteer program formed the perfect complement to my studies - combining my university majors of tourism management and marketing - due to its role as Australia's tourism marketing authority responsible for marketing Australia overseas.

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