Senior Lawyer Career in Australia

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) was established by the Fair Work Act 2009. The role of FWO is to support compliant, productive and inclusive Australian workplaces and to build a culture of compliance with workplace laws and work with stakeholders to find solutions to workplace issues.

FWO Legal Branch is one of the largest workplace relations legal practices in Australia. They are responsible for the provision of high level legal advice relating to Commonwealth workplace relations laws.

Various office locations across Australia:

Australian Capital Territory



Level 11
208 Bunda Street and cnr Akuna Street
Canberra ACT 2600

New South Wales

Level 12
255 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2001

Coffs Harbour

Level 1
73 Albany Street
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450


Suite 2
265 Wharf Road
Newcastle NSW 2300


21 – 29 William Street
Orange NSW 2800

Wagga Wagga

Ground floor 25-27 Tompson Street
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

Northern Territory



Level 3
Jacana House
39 – 41 Wood Street
Darwin NT 0800


Level 25
400 George Street
Brisbane QLD 4000


Level 1
104 Grafton Street
Cairns QLD 4870

Gold Coast

Level 3
The Gateway Building
50 Appel Street
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217


Level 1
36 East Street
Rockhampton QLD 4700


Level 1
195-197 Hume Street
Capital Place
Toowoomba QLD 4350

South Australia

Level 2
148 Frome Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Mount Gambier

38 Sturt Street
Mount Gambier SA 5290


Level 3
142 – 146 Elizabeth Street
Hobart TAS 7000


Ground floor Transit Centre
Cornwall Square
Launceston TAS 7250


Level 6
414 La Trobe Street
Melbourne VIC 3000


Corner Myers Street and
Mundy Street
(Mundy Street entrance)
Bendigo VIC 3550


6-8 Grey Street
Traralgon VIC 3844


Level 2
24-36 Fairy Street
Warrnambool VIC 3280

Western Australia

Level 10
140 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000


Unit 36
Bonnefoi Blvd
Bunbury WA 6230



Check out the latest job vacancies at  Fair Work Ombudsman by visiting:


Some things/skills that employers in Australia look before hiring a Senior Lawyer

  • A degree in Law from an Australian university (or overseas equivalent qualification) and admission, or eligibility for admission, to the Supreme court in your State and the High Court of Australia.
  • Experience providing practical legal advice on a range of complex issues in the area of workplace relations.
  • Capacity to manage and conduct litigation processes

Tip: When applying for a related position try to include the above mentioned skills in the Cover Letter


Resume Suggestion

Following is a link to a related CV sample [pdf format] courtesy Monash University Employment and Career Development which you could review to create your custom legal Resume

Note: The links mentioned on this page might change over period of time if the related organisation changes the website/webpage. Do email if you come across any broken link on this site.

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