Apply for a government graduate position

If you're a university graduate, you can apply for the Northern Territory (NT) Government graduate program.

The program is for one or 2 years and provides full-time employment for eligible graduates.

To find out more, including eligibility, go to the NT Government early careers website.

How to apply

Applications are open between March and April each year. Graduates usually start in January the following year.

Apply on the NT Government's jobs website. Find the program details by searching for 'graduate'.

What to include

With your application, attach:

  • a cover letter explaining why you're interested in the program
  • your resume with 2 referees
  • your most recent Australian university results and a copy of your degree (if you have already graduated)
  • proof of an appropriate visa (if you're not a permanent resident or Australian citizen):
    • if you're on a student visa, you will need to provide details of any bridging or graduate visas that are pending
  • a declaration (if you're eligible under special measures) - read more on the Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment website.

Incomplete applications may not be accepted.


Call 08 8999 4164 or email

Last updated: 01 December 2022

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