About us

Plant Health Australia (PHA) is the lead national coordinating body for plant biosecurity in Australia. As an impartial, non-profit company, PHA works in partnership with industry, governments, researchers and others to facilitate and manage improvements in biosecurity policy and practice across Australia’s plant industries, and to build capacity to respond to plant pest emergencies.

The purpose of PHA is for government and industry to have a strong biosecurity partnership that minimises pest impacts on Australia, enhances market access and contributes to industry and community sustainability.

PHA is accepting applications for the following position:

1. Project Officer

With general direction from the General Manager, Partnerships and Innovation the role of Project Officer is responsible for providing end-to-end secretariat support for a range of projects in the PHA Partnerships team, including coordination of meeting logistics, research and preparation of materials for meetings, coordination and distribution of papers, recording of minutes, follow-up on action items, and other activities. The position will also prepare and coordinate media and communications activities and facilitate stakeholder engagement.

The position is based in the PHA Office in Canberra and is available on a full-time basis until March 2024, with the potential for extension.

Position description


Please direct any enquiries to Dr Mila Bristow, National Manager, Performance and Innovation


Phone:  02 6215 7708

How to apply

Please provide your current CV/resume, along with a brief, one-page pitch (no more than 600 words), outlining your suitability for the role.