Employment with the Victorian Government requires you to have Australian citizenship or to be a permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand or to have a valid visa that provides work rights.

You can gain employment with the Victorian Government if you are:

  • an Australian citizen: a birth certificate, citizenship certificate or current passport is proof of eligibility
  • a permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand citizen who has entered Australia on a valid passport: you are allowed to stay and work in Australia without restriction
  • a non-citizen with a valid visa that provides work rights: a current passport containing the visa is proof of eligibility. As the visa has an expiry date, non-citizens can only engage in casual, temporary or fixed term roles that do not extend beyond the expiry date. Visitors on a Working Holiday visa are permitted to work in temporary or casual roles, but for no longer than six months with any one employer.

Documents that are a proof of Right to Work

  • Full Australian Birth Certificate (if born before 20 August 1986) and a form of photo ID
  • Full Australian Birth Certificate (if born on or after 20 August 1986), a form of photo ID and evidence that at least one parent was an Australian citizen or permanent resident at the time of the child's birth
  • Australian Citizenship Certificate
  • Australian Passport
  • New Zealand Passport
  • New Zealand Birth Certificate and a form of photo ID
  • Certificate of evidence of resident status
  • Valid visa with work rights.

Documents that are not a proof of Right to Work

  • Tax File Number
  • Driver's licence
  • Medicare card
  • Bank account
  • Referrals from employment agencies
  • References from previous employers.