IP Australia

At IP Australia we have a passion for bright ideas and the protection of them. 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, which includes the protection of inventions through patents, logos and brands through trade marks, the appearance of products through designs, and new plant varieties through plant breeder’s rights.

By granting IP rights, we help to:

  • create a secure environment for investment in innovation
  • enable businesses to build brand value and business reputation
  • encourage the disclosure of inventions, and the transfer of knowledge and technology
  • provide a legal framework for trading intellectual assets.


Join our team

Our people are culturally diverse and we are proud of this diversity and actively work to foster an inclusive workplace. We offer competitive salaries, leave conditions and ongoing on-the-job training and development opportunities to help you gain key work skills to build your career.

We recruit graduates from all disciplines. Typically engineer and science grads work in our patent examination field, while grads from all disciplines fit well in our trade mark and design examination teams.

Our examination roles are crucial to our work and we’ll provide the tools and knowledge you need to succeed and lead a rewarding IP career. As one of our examiners, you’ll receive comprehensive training and as you progress through the program your salary progresses too.

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

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

Explore your opportunities, vist our website. 

Areas of specialisation: 
Chemical engineering & related, Computer science and IT, Electrical & electronic engineering and related, Mechanical engineering and related, Mining engineering, Sciences