Australian Embassy
Russian Federation
Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Work with us

General Recruitment Information

Who do we recruit?

Alongside diplomats posted from Australia, the Embassy employs a number of local staff with a wide range of skills, backgrounds and experiences.

Local staff can be Russian citizens, dual nationals or hold other nationalities (including Australian). However, applicants for local positions must have existing work rights in the Russian Federation as the Embassy cannot sponsor candidates for Russian work visas or permits.

Exemplary ethical conduct is a requirement of any prospective employee as this contributes significantly to the standing of Australia and the overall effectiveness of our work.

How do we recruit?

The Embassy advertises vacancies on this page with details of the roles and associated selection criteria, and further instructions on how to apply.

Please do not submit unsolicited CVs or Résumés if no vacancies are advertised, as these are not kept on file. Keep checking this page for vacancies.

The Embassy's recruitment decisions are made in a transparent manner, are based on merit and do not take into account an applicant's gender, age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or disability.

The Embassy strives to ensure that our employees enjoy a professional, equitable, respectful and fair workplace.

Vacancies for Local Positions



The Australian Embassy in Moscow is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified candidates for adding to their Temporary Employment Register (TER).  The TER is used by the Embassy to make offers of casual employment for periods of up to twelve weeks to assist with work load surges and the back-filling of absences.  Note that this is not an offer of full time employment.  Applicants must be willing to undertake short term work offers of varying lengths of time based on the operational requirements of the Embassy.


Skills Required

Applicants with experience in one or more of the following areas will be considered:  Administration; Finance (especially experience with SAP); Human Resource Management; Property; Visa Processing; Reception Duties; and Political/Economic Research; Translation (English to Russian and visa versa).  Please identify the area/s you are applying for at the top of your Expressions of Interest .


Salaries and Conditions of Service

Salary rates commensurate with the position will be paid. 


How to Apply

Expressions of Interest must be limited to a one page summary in English of the work experience and knowledge of the area of interest.  CVs in English are to be attached to the one page summary.  Applications or CVs in Russian will not be considered.  Offers to be added to the TER will be made based solely on the written application.


Resume should be submitted by email to

For further information about the position please contact the Embassy using the email address above.

Successful applicants will require a police clearance before commencing employment.


Opportunities for Internships

There are currently no opportunities for internships at the Australian Embassy in Moscow.

Careers in the Australian Overseas Service

If you are an Australian citizen and are interested in joining the Australian overseas service, please check the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's careers page for requirements and how to apply.