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The South Australian Government values the great contribution the veteran community makes to our state so if you are considering or have recently left the Australian Defence Force, we have many opportunities you could explore.

We recognise that the skills and experience you have gained in the Australian Defence Force are second-to-none and we value the diverse capabilities you can offer in the public sector.

By joining us, you'll continue to make a difference to our state every day. Our people are some of the state’s best and brightest, embracing new challenges every day.

Whether you’re shaping policy, saving lives or handling enquiries, we share common great benefits and value work life balance.

The South Australian Government uses a merit based recruitment process – finding the right skills, knowledge and abilities to do the job.

When you apply, highlight your transferrable skills from the Australian Defence Force to help you stand out from the crowd. 

The South Australian Military Rank to Grade Guide provides transitioning Australian Defence Force members, veterans, and their families with a better understanding of how military ranks can be compared to public sector classifications.

As the South Australian Government’s lead advocate on matters relating to veterans and their families, Veterans SA works with ex-service organisations and civic groups that provide support to community members when and where it is needed most.

The agency also plays a role in sharing information about services, programs and opportunities that are available in South Australia to families and those who have served in the Australian Defence Force.


A variety of resources are available to introduce you to the public sector’s recruitment process.

Additional transition support resources