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We offer exciting work opportunities at the forefront of water resource management. Our principal aim is to manage the Basin's water resources in the national interest. Our agency is responsible for planning integrated management of the water resources of the Basin.

In addition to new and exciting opportunities in water management, we offer excellent employment conditions in a relationship-based environment. We engage staff across a range of professions including:

  • environmental/biological sciences
  • natural resource management
  • water resources modelling and engineering
  • communications and engagement
  • research and knowledge
  • corporate and business services.

We also have an established register of applicants who are interested in non-ongoing (temporary) vacancies. To register your interest view our current vacancies.

Graduate program

Our highly successful graduate program has consistently been voted as one of the best programs in Australia. Each year, we attract high-achieving graduates in the fields of policy, engineering, environmental science, hydrology, social science, economics and law.

Accredited Breastfeeding friendly workplace

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority is committed to providing a supportive workplace environment for breastfeeding mothers returning to the workplace.

The MDBA is an accredited Breastfeeding friendly workplace. It is important that we support woman in their desire to maintain breastfeeding for as long as possible by combining work and breastfeeding to promote the ongoing benefits to the baby and mother.

For further information please check out the Australian Breastfeeding association where you can read the MDBA accredited workplace profile.


Updated: 14 Jan 2020