Aboriginal Hostels Limited’s (AHL) purpose is to provide safe, comfortable, culturally appropriate and affordable short-term accommodation for Indigenous Australians who need to be away from home to access medical services, education and economic opportunities.

A career with us will provide you with a chance to contribute to improving the quality of life and economic opportunity for Indigenous Australians. We offer rewarding experiences and rewarding employment conditions.

What We Offer

A diverse and inclusive workplace and attractive remuneration packages, including generous employer superannuation contributions, currently at 15.4% and Salary Packaging Program, including up to $15,900 per FBT Year for rent or mortgage payments.

View AHL's Enterprise Agreement

View AHL’s 24.1 Determination

Current Vacancies

Region Position How to Apply Closing Date

Multiple Locations:



Roving Hostel Managers

VN 5621 - Application Form (doc)

 VN 5621 - Vacancy Info (pdf)

27 April 2021
Canberra, ACT

EL 2 Director,

Business Strategy

VN 5821 & 5921  - Application Form (doc)

 VN 5821 & 5921 - Vacancy Info (pdf)

22 April 2021
Darwin, NT

APS 5 

Work Health, Safety & Rehabilitation Officer

VN 5721 - Application Form (doc)

 VN 5721 - Vacancy Info (pdf)

18 April 2021
Katherine, NT


Hostel Workers

VN 5421 - Application Form (doc)

 VN 5421 - Vacancy Info (pdf)

18 April 2021
Darwin, NT


Operations Manager

VN 5325 - Application Form (doc)

 VN 5325 - Vacancy Info (pdf)

27 April 2021


Temporary Employment Register for Hostel Roles

Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time, Part-time, Casual NSW / NT / QLD / WA / SA / VIC



How to Apply

NT -  Darwin, Alice Springs, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Wadeye

NSW – Tamworth, Sydney, Newcastle, Dubbo
VIC - Melbourne

QLD - Brisbane, Cairns, Mackay, Townsville, Rockhampton, Thursday Island
SA - Adelaide
WA – Perth, Derby, South Hedland, Kalgoorlie, Broome, Kununurra

Head/ Deputy Head of Boarding

Residential Youth Worker

Hostel Manager/Assistant Manager

Hostel Worker (Cook/Kitchenhand Housekeeper & Night attendant)

Please submit a completed Application for Temporary Employment with your Resume to Applications@ahl.gov.au

Eligibility - To be eligible for employment with AHL, applicants must meet AHL’s requirements for the following conditions:

  • Hold Australian citizenship;
  • Satisfactory National Criminal History Check;
  • Satisfactory Working with Children Check in the relevant state or territory;
  • Satisfactory Medical Assessment; and,

Temporary Employment Register for National Office (corporate roles)

Non-ongoing, Phillip ACT

The Temporary Employment Register is open for applicants to register their interest in employment with Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL).The Register enables us to access appropriately skilled and experienced individuals at short notice for non-ongoing or temporary positions. Your application should indicate the areas of work you have expertise and experience in, the types of work you are interested in, and also your qualifications. The positions will be located in our National Office in Canberra. 

Positions may become available in the areas: 
•    Executive Support
•    Operations Team: Business Manager, Assistant Business Manager, Operations Manager
•    Human Resources Generalist
•    Work Health & Safety 
•    Learning & Development 
•    Payroll 
•    Rehabilitation Management 
•    Administration 
•    Finance &, Accounting 
•    Property &, Facilities 
•    Procurement 
•    ICT

To apply, complete our Application for Temporary Employment (National Office).docx

How You Can Contact us

If you have any questions concerning employment in AHL, please contact the AHL Recruitment Team on (02) 6212 2001 or Recruitment@ahl.gov.au

Need a place to stay?

Our hostels are like a home away from home, so whatever your reason for staying with us - visiting friends, cultural business, studying, working or attending community events - you’ll always feel welcome.

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