Office for the Public Sector



Facilitating better employment pathways for transitioning Australian Defence Force personnel.

If you are considering, or have recently exited the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and are looking for your next career move, then there are opportunities with the South Australian Government.

Join us and work with other dedicated South Australians who make a difference to our State every day. Whether we’re shaping policy, changing lives or handling enquiries, we all share the common goal of making South Australia a great place to live now and into the future.

Working for the South Australian Government means belonging to a network of capable and forward thinking people who care about and respond to the changing needs of our community. Our people are some of the State’s best and brightest. We embrace new challenges every day. We recognise that the skills and experience you have gained in the ADF are second-to-none and value the diverse capabilities you can bring to the table.

We share common values that align with those of ADF. We incorporate our values into our daily working practices, ensuring they form the base of our culture and vision. Our values and ethics are the foundation for everything we do.

The South Australian Government fosters a merit based recruitment process – finding the right skills, knowledge and abilities to do the job. When applying, consider how your unique ADF experience can help you stand out from the crowd.
Discover more below.


This guide has been developed to help you understand more about SAGOV. Like what you read? Want to join us? Then the resource

Australian Defence Force to South Australian Government: A guide to translating your skills and applying for roles in the South Australian Public Sector

will help you do just that. Read up on how you can polish you application, translate your ADF skills to the South Australian Government and how you can find roles to apply for in the South Australian Government.

Agencies and HR Practitioners

This guide has been developed to assist HR Practitioners or those able to employ personnel to consider what veterans can bring to the role. Read more about what skills veterans can bring to a role and the value they can add to your team.

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