The South Australian public sector is one of the most diverse workforces in the state, comprised of key government departments and numerous agencies. The contribution we make can be seen every day, in our schools and hospitals, our environment and the justice system, emergency services and public transport.

We are the largest employer in the state - employing more than 100,000 people from a range of backgrounds and vocations, from entry level to mid-career and leadership professionals as well as graduates, apprentices and trainees. As a public sector employee, you can be proud that the work you do is supporting the prosperity of the state.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to reflecting the diverse community the public sector serves, while creating an inclusive workplace for all its people.

The South Australian Public Sector Diversity and Inclusion Strategy provides an overarching vision, priority areas and principles for adoption sector-wide. The strategy recognises agency contexts and circumstances vary and therefore, it provides the strategic umbrella which enables agencies to prioritise activities and approaches according to their needs.

Read the strategy

Reward and recognition

The Premier's Excellence Awards acknowledge South Australian public sector employees and teams who demonstrate excellence in their work.

Senior public sector leaders are invited to identify and nominate eligible individuals and teams within their agencies. Any employee or team can be put forward that were a finalist or recipient of an agency-based reward and recognition program and/or meet the awards’ categories and criteria.

View previous award recipients

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