Code for Australia is a passionate and skilled community that works with governments across Australia to develop tech-based solutions to solve public sector problems. Through our work, we believe we can lend not only our voices, but our hands to drive collaboration and transparency, accelerate economic growth and reanimate citizenship.

We are looking for 9 civic-minded, talented and driven Fellows to join government agencies in discovering new ways to solve civic challenges. 

+ Who are fellows?

The Code for Victoria Fellowship is a paid, full-time six-month period of government service for experienced technologists. Cross-functional teams of three are embedded in Victorian Government departments and agencies to develop digital tools that help the Government deliver key public services in the health, economic development, and safety and justice sectors.

While the technology is what most applicants are interested in, we focus on getting people involved in digital transformation; encouraging innovation, reducing technology risk, and increasing public sector capacity for transparency and efficiency. The successful Fellows will join the hundreds of Fellows in more than 140 cities globally, that are working to show what's possible through invest in civic technology.

+ Why become a fellow?

A fellowship is your chance to use your skills to directly impact the lives of Victorians. Previous fellows have helped to improve the collection and availability of biodiversity data to scientists and citizen-scientists, organise government construction contract data and connect vulnerable Victorians to legal support.

+ What makes a good fellow?

Fellows come from a range of fields including software development, design, data science, product management and GIS. Fellows are curious, creative, entrepreneurial and have a demonstrated commitment to teamwork and respectful communication. We welcome and support technologists from traditionally underrepresented communities. You must be eligible to work in Australia in 2017 and 2018.

+ Where do fellows work?

Fellows are predominantly based at their state government partner office and also spend extensive periods of at the Code for Australia HQ in Melbourne.

+ Dates and Timeline

The fellowship will be split into several phases:

  • June: Fellowship Training and Orientation
  • July-November: Fellowship Residency
  • December: Fellowship Transition and Sustainability

Key dates are outlined below:

  • Applications close: 21 April 2017
  • Fellowship: 19 June 2017 - 15 December 2017

+ The fine print

  • Fellowships run for 6 months and are a period of full-time civic service.
  • Typically, Fellowship teams include a developer, designer and community organiser.
  • Expressions of interest will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will close on 14 April.

+ Salary

  • The salary for fellows is a $6,250 per month stipend, including super.




Thank you for your interest in the Code for Victoria Fellowship. Applications have now closed but you can check out other Code for Australia Fellowship opportunities here.

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