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, attractive remuneration package including generous employer superannuation contributions (currently at 15.4%), Salary Packaging Program for employee superannuation (salary sacrifice) contributions and novated vehicle leases, PLUS an additional benefit of up to $15,900 per FBT Year to salary sacrifice rent, mortgage or living expenses - this benefit is available to eligible* staff due to AHL's status as a Public Benevolent Institution

*Casual employees, and non-ongoing employees engaged for less than 3 months are not eligible. 

View AHL's Enterprise Agreement | View AHL’s 24.1 Determination (current salaries)

Current Vacancies

Locations Position Position Documents: Closing Date
Canberra, ACT


Facilities Administrator 

VN7922 Application Form

VN7922 Vacancy Information
30 June 2022

Multiple Locations


Hostel Temporary Employment Register: 

Head and Deputy  Head of Boarding;

Residential Youth Worker;

Hostel & Assistant Hostel Managers;

Cook, Kitchenhand, Housekeeper, Night Attendant.

Application Form 30 June 2022

Multiple Locations


National Office & Operations Temporary Employment Register Application Form 30 June 2022


Eligibility for employment:

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 (predominantly NT, NSW, VIC, QLD)
  • Satisfactory Medical Assessment/Fitness for Duty
  • COVID-19 vaccinations (VIC only).

Pre-employment checks for successful applicants will require the following identification:

  • Australian state/or territory Birth Certificate or Current Australian Passport or Certificate of Australian Citizenship and three AHL nominated forms of identification. 


A number of hostel positions require mandatory qualifications/training, including:

Housekeeper (Cleaner/Domestic)Chemical Handling Training through AHL's approved supplier (currently Jaysol) (or ability to complete within the first six months of employment)

Cook/Kitchenhand Food Safety Handling Certificate (or ability to obtain in the first six months of employment)

Residential Youth Worker – First Aid Certificate (or ability to obtain in the first six months of employment); Certificate IV in Community Services – Student Residential Care provided through Boarding Training Australia, or an equivalent/higher qualification (or ability to obtain in the first 12 months of employment). A valid driver's/bus licence may also be required. 

Hostel and Assistant Hostel Manager, Head and Deputy Head of Boarding First Aid Certificate; Emergency Warden Training; Food Safety Supervisor Certificate; (or ability to obtain in the first six months of employment). A valid driver's licence may also be required.

Night Attendant First Aid Certificate; Emergency Warden Training; (or ability to obtain in the first six months of employment)


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 applications@ahl.gov.au