The Australia Institute is one of the country’s most influential public policy think-tanks. Based in Canberra, we conduct high impact research that combines rigorous fact-driven material with cutting-edge communication strategies.

When we talk about ‘research that matters’ we are talking about making real, tangible changes that would not have happened if we were not there to make them happen.

Join the Australia Institute team!

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

The Australia Institute is recruiting Postdoctoral Research Fellows. Postdoctoral Research Fellows will use the skills and knowledge gained in their PhDs to work on Australia Institute research projects and learn how to extend their research past academia and create real impact.

Download the Position Description and apply at

Applications are reviewed on a rolling, three-monthly basis.

The Anne Kantor Fellowship Program

The Anne Kantor Fellowship is a unique program providing on-the-job training to help equip and encourage new voices in Australia’s future policy and democratic debates.

Applications are sought from interested individuals who would like to participate in the Anne Kantor Fellowship program.

The Anne Kantor Fellowship program has two sections: the General Fellowship (download the Position Description) and the Young Women Environmentalists Fellowship (download the Position Description).

To apply, please follow the instructions on the relevant Position Description and email your application to by midnight on 31 May 2023.