IP Australia
  • Government & public services

At IP Australia we have a passion for bright ideas. We also have a passion for smart, talented people and giving them opportunities to go further.

We are responsible for administering intellectual property (IP) rights in Australia. This includes protecting inventions through patents, logos and brands through trade marks, the appearance of products through designs, and new plant varieties through plant breeder’s rights.

Join our team

IP Australia recruits graduates from all disciplines. Typically engineering and science graduates work in our patent examination teams, while graduates from all disciplines are well suited to our trade mark and design examination teams.

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At IP Australia we have a passion for bright ideas. We also have a passion for smart, talented people and giving them opportunities to go further.

We are responsible for administering intellectual property (IP) rights in Australia. This includes protecting inventions through patents, logos and brands through trade marks, the appearance of products through designs, and new plant varieties through plant breeder’s rights.

Join our team

IP Australia recruits graduates from all disciplines. Typically engineering and science graduates work in our patent examination teams, while graduates from all disciplines are well suited to our trade mark and design examination teams.

As an examiner you will have a role which is crucial to our work and you will be supported with the tools and knowledge to lead a rewarding IP career. All our examiners receive comprehensive training, and as you progress through your development program, your salary progresses too.

We also recruit graduates for corporate roles including finance, communication, legal, IT, economics and human resources. These areas provide key support to our business and operations.

At IP Australia our people are diverse in culture, skills and background, and we are proud of this diversity. We actively work to foster an inclusive workplace. We offer competitive salaries, flexible working and leave conditions, and ongoing on-the-job training and development opportunities to grow your career.

Together our examination and corporate roles work to enable and protect Australia’s innovation system. We can see you in our world. Can you?

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Areas of specialisation: 

  • chemical engineering
  • chemistry biotechnology and pharmaceuticals
  • communications, computing and electrical engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • medical devices
  • physics, and
  • law.
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Reviews by IP Australia graduate employees

  • 4.4 out of 5
    We surveyed 26 graduates working at IP Australia. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 26 responses.

Graduate Stories

Caitlin Burke
University of Western Australia
Caitlin studied Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)/Bachelor of Science at University of Western Australia
Clare McNamara
University of Wollongong
Clare studied Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts at University of Wollongong
Nahida
University of Melbourne
Nahida studied a PhD in Molecular Genetics and Plant Bio-Chemistry from the University of Melbourne.