Onboarding New Employees

Onboarding New Employees

Joining the Bureau is an exciting step in your career. We recognise however, starting a new job can also be a bit daunting. We aim to support you in this transition and help you succeed in your career, by offering an Onboarding program which answers your questions about the Bureau and your new role.

The Bureau’s Onboarding program is designed to introduce you to your team, your job role and your immediate work environment as well as to the Bureau enterprise and the wider Australian Public Service. Your program will cover a range of experiences, including informal meetings and networks, through to formal processes such as online occupational health and safety training.

Onboarding starts with your offer of employment, and once you have confirmed your acceptance; our Recruitment Team will contact you to arrange for completion of HR requirements. They will also advise which of the following original documents need to be presented.


For evidence of citizenship we will ask to see one of the following documents: Australian birth certificate, Australian passport or citizenship certificate.

Visa Work Rights

We require proof of a valid visa from individuals who are not citizens, but have a valid visa that permits them to work.


For positions which require specific qualifications we will want to view original academic transcripts or qualifications.

Forms to be completed

After accepting an employment offer with us, and in preparation for starting work, we require you to complete the following forms:


Employees are required to nominate their superannuation fund.
Please refer to our information sheet on Choice of Superannuation Fund Employee Obligations and complete the Choice of Superannuation Standard Choice Form.

The Bureau’s default superannuation fund is the Public Sector Superannuation accumulation plan known as the “PSSap”


Please complete the electronic Tax File number declaration (TFN) form online and return to the Bureau of Meteorology via email or print the form and bring this with you on your first day of employment.

Criminal History Check

In some instances, prior to receiving a job offer, you may be asked to undergo a security or a Criminal History Check as a condition of your employment. You will be notified by the Bureau of Meteorology prior to employment being offered if this is required.

When you start with us, the Recruitment Unit and your Manager will continue the Onboarding program.

If you have any questions regarding your first day, please contact the Recruitment Unit on (03) 9669 4401 or email jobs@bom.gov.au.

Contact Details
Recruitment Manager
Bureau of Meteorology
GPO Box 1289
Melbourne, Victoria, 3001 Australia
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