Australia Post Graduate Program

Applications for our 2021 Graduate Program have now closed.

Applications for our 2021 Graduate Program have now closed

You might think you know us, but we’re transforming.

We’re looking for innovative graduates to help shape our future.

We’ve been part of Australia’s DNA for over 200 years, but in this rapidly evolving commercial landscape, we’re changing too.

We’re no longer just a letters business. With more people buying and selling online, recently we’ve been delivering almost two million parcels every day. But beyond mail, the shift to digital communication and online transactions has already created many new opportunities for our business.

Change isn’t always easy, but it’s critical to our business’s future. And what better way to put your hard-earned knowledge and skills to the test than by joining one of Australia’s most iconic brands, undergoing one of the most significant transformations in its history?

We know the fresh, innovative thinking and unique experiences you bring, are vital to our success. And we’re excited about the role you’ll play in helping us carve out an inclusive, profitable and sustainable future.

We’re looking for graduates who have or will have completed an undergraduate degree or postgraduate studies between October 2017 and February 2021.

We’re after:

  • self-confessed data geeks who understand how digitalisation is transforming the business landscape
  • innovation enthusiasts who love coming up with new ways to solve problems
  • people who like to get it done right, the first time
  • adaptable communicators, who can sell a story or idea to any audience
  • commercial acumen, no matter what you’ve studied
  • big picture thinkers who aren’t afraid of rolling up their sleeves and chipping in to get the job done.

Program overview

Our two-year Graduate Program is structured around rotations within each stream, tailored to develop adaptable, big picture thinkers. The number of rotations may vary between business units, according to the length of the projects you’ll be working on. Our program is typically based in our Melbourne HQ, with opportunities to visit and gain experience at our facilities, but due to the COVID-19 environment and government guidelines, we may need to get creative in how we facilitate your rotations. Rest assured we’ll still be creating opportunities for you to develop the skills and experiences to fast-track your career.

We take a 70-20-10 approach to our program design

70% on the job learning
We know one of the best ways to learn is simply to get stuck in and start doing. We see your potential as a future leader and can help you on your journey by giving you opportunities to get involved in a range of projects, with measurable objectives and lots of feedback along the way.

20% making connections
Forming professional relationships will be key to your future success. That’s why you’ll get the chance to participate in our buddy-mentor program, as well as to meet alumni and current graduates who know exactly what it's like to be in your shoes. You’ll also get to connect with senior management and learn from their rich experiences.

10% formal training
Some things are best learned when taught by others, which is why we dedicate a portion of your development to formal training. You’ll get technical training relevant to your role. You’ll also get access to workshops focused on developing your soft skills, like effective communication and presentation skills.

Our streams

What our grads say

What matters to us

As one of Australia's largest and most trusted businesses, our power to make a positive difference is stronger than ever. We’re already looking to 2030 to imagine what impact we want to have then. In 2016, we were one of the first Australian organisations to embrace the UN Sustainable Development Goals. One of those goals is to be a $10 billion revenue company, so that we can reinvest more back into society.

We’re committed to a future where

Everyone prospers

by delivering responsibly and profitably; and providing great customer experiences.

Everyone is included

by helping create vibrant, inclusive communities; and providing safe, fair and fulfilling work for our extended workforce.

Everyone thrives

by reducing our environmental impacts and facilitating a circular economy.

Other goals include becoming a recognised leading diversity and inclusion workplace, and ensuring gender equality at all levels.

Will you help us get there?

Learn how we’re harnessing our power to make a difference (PDF 8.62MB).

With a reach across Australia and beyond, we're working hard to build an inclusive workforce that's as diverse as the communities we serve.

We welcome applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. Watch this video to learn how we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for our 2021 Graduate Program, you must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen (as a minimum, you must have a letter with a confirmed citizenship ceremony date when applying), or an Australian permanent resident on the date of application
  • have completed undergraduate or postgraduate studies between October 2017 and February 2021
  • be available to commence our full-time two-year graduate program in February 2021
  • have a credit average
  • upload your proof of working rights and copy of your academic transcript as part of the application process
    Working rights documents we will accept:
    • Birth certificate if born prior to 10 Aug 86
    • Australian or New Zealand Passport
    • Perm Residency documents
    • Proof of citizenship

For more info please visit the Immigration and Citizenship website.

  • have completed a degree in one of these fields:
  • Accounting
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Commerce
  • Communications
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business 
  • International Relations
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Politics and Economics
  • Public Policy
  • Software Engineering

Key dates and application process

17th August

Applications open

11.59pm 30th August

Applications close

Early September

Online assessments

Mid September

Video interview

Late September

Virtual engagement centre

Mid October

Virtual final interview

Early November

Offers made


Graduate Program starts


How many roles are available in the 2021 Australia Post Graduate program?
There are nine roles in total across the 2021 program intake.

Where is the program based?
Melbourne, Victoria.

When does the program start?
February 2021.

Will late applications be accepted?
Applications cannot be accepted after applications close at 11.59pm 30th August.

How will engagement centres and interviews work in the current environment?
At Australia Post, safety is one of our core values and our top priority. All federal and state government guidelines in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic will be adhered to during recruitment and onboarding. This means that some activities may need to happen virtually, but we will keep you updated at every step of the way.

How can I get feedback on my application?
We will keep you updated on the status of your application at each stage of the recruitment process. If your application is not progressed and you’d like more detailed feedback, you can reach out to us at to schedule a feedback conversation. Feedback conversations will occur in October 2020.

What happens when the program finishes?
We aim to retain great talent and we’ll work with you to explore your career options towards the end of the program. 

Got more questions?

You can get in touch with us at

If you’re an applicant with a disability and require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to the application process, please contact our diversity team at Learn more about diversity and inclusion at Australia Post.