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Given our extensive experience recruiting for federal, state, and local government organisations, we have a thriving recruitment agency in Canberra. We are always on hand to provide exceptional recruitment results for those in the public sector.

We specialise in fast-tracking placements and providing top-tier talent that meets requirements and criteria. We are associated with several panels, meaning you can rely on us to understand your procedures and policies in-depth. We know how to navigate them expertly to get you the best pre-qualified talent as quickly as feasible.

At our recruitment agency in Canberra, we make it our mission to actively promote diversity and inclusion. You have access to an extensive database of diverse talent that has been previously cleared, so you can be sure you are getting the finest candidates.

Our Canberra recruitment agents have combined decades of extensive experience, so it will be a genuine relief when you put your recruitment needs in our capable hands. Plus, since we’re a nationwide recruitment agency, you can benefit from a national team of support and expertise, meaning you get top-class talent any time you hire.

At Ignite, we are committed to delivering exceptional service and building long-lasting relationships with our clients in the public sector.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your recruitment goals in ACT.

Canberra office
Level 2, 55 Wentworth Avenue
Kingston, ACT 2604

1300 481 179

Jobseekers: If you’re looking for your next terrific opportunity, check out the Canberra jobs here or send us your resume directly.

Why we're #1

With our advanced methodologies, deep industry knowledge, and strong stakeholder relationships, we have earned a reputation as Australia’s trusted talent advisor.

National footprint
a Top 10
recruitment supplier to the federal government
Australian-owned and operated
years of operation
Of our team are women
Years of long-lasting Relationship with clients
candidates registered
Languages Spoken at Ignite
Qualified IT consultants
temporary, permanent & contract
solutions provided
ASX-listed company

Our specialisations

At Ignite, we specialise in providing exceptional recruitment services for a range of Canberra areas, ensuring that we find the right candidates to meet your unique needs.

Latest jobs

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Partner Testimonials: The Proof of Our Excellence

Zarina Fitzgerald
Hiring Manager
National Library of Australia
Zarina was incredibly helpful. Having never worked through the process to transit someone from an agency contract to a permanent organisational contract I was a bit lost but Zarina explained all the steps and what was needed of me. Thanks.
Mary Farag
Hiring Manager
Movigo Group
Mary has made the recruitment process so much more pleasurable, by vet and validating pre- interview candidates. Mary has kept in contact throughout the recruitment assignment and has provided continuous updates on new potential candidates, and has successfully put forward 2 individuals who I have now offered positions to.
Michael Higgins
Hiring Manager
ANSTO - Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Michael is well versed with our organisation and requirements and has been able to source the right candidates. The employees currently working with us are of high quality.
Zarina Fitzgerald
Hiring Manager
Department of Defence
Zarina has been a pleasure to work with over the last 2 years, she has been very accommodating and open, and has delivered ideal candidates for positions we have required. I would like to thank Zarina for her open communication and friendly nature. Zarina is very approachable and personable.
Nicole Henry
Hiring Manager
Department of Defence
Nicole is easy to communicate with and has proven professional in all her conduct. Nicole delivers to meet our business needs.
Michael Knight
Hiring Manager
ANSTO - Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Michael has a deep understanding of the market conditions and our business requirements. Michael is customer focused and provides high quality candidates aligned with business expectations.
Nicole Henry
Hiring Manager
Department of Defence
Nicole is approachable and responsive to client needs. She actively engages with us as the client, and regularly checking on performance of the candidates she has placed on engagements with us. Nicole works well with us as a client to ensure we obtain best outcomes for the Commonwealth, whilst ensuring we collectively provide the best experience for highly skilled staff.
Michael Higgins
Hiring Manager
ANSTO - Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Michael is the ultimate professional, very responsive to our business requirements and goes above & beyond to search & identify suitable candidates.
Nicole Henry
Hiring Manager
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Nicole is a pleasure to deal with. She worked tirelessly to provide us a large number of suitable candidates recently to fill some vacancies. The process was so smooth, the candidates are great and everyone is happy!
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Frequently asked questions

Does Ignite have an office in Canberra?

Our office in Canberra is conveniently located on Level 2, 55 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston. You’ll find us just a short walk away from Canberra Railway Station, and there’s a bus stop right across the road for convenience. 

Drop by and say hello to our team! Alternatively, you can contact us today if you have any questions or want to discuss your needs.

Why should I work with Ignite for Government recruitment in Canberra?

Ignite is a renowned recruitment agency with a strong track record of connecting employers in local, state, and federal government with talented professionals. Here are some of the reasons why working with Ignite can be highly advantageous for your organisation:


  • Specialized Expertise: Our team at Ignite is a leader in government recruitment with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the local government landscape in Canberra. We know the unique challenges, regulations, and requirements for finding best-in-class candidates in the region. 
  • Extensive Network: Over forty years, Ignite has built a vast network of highly qualified professionals in the government sector. We have access to an extensive candidate pool, including individuals with diverse skill sets and experience levels. 
  • Rigorous Screening Process: Ignite employs a rigorous screening process to identify the most qualified candidates for your organisation. We conduct thorough background checks, assessments, and interviews to ensure that the candidates they present to you meet your specific criteria and are the best fit for your team. 
  • Flexibility and Scalability: Whether you require permanent hires, contract staff, or temporary placements, Ignite is ready to help. We have the capability to scale our recruitment services based on your organisation’s needs, providing you with the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances without compromising the quality of candidates.
  • Personalised Service: Ignite is committed to delivering a personalised and tailored recruitment experience. We take the time to understand your organisation’s culture, values, and specific recruitment objectives. This ensures that we identify candidates who not only possess the necessary skills but also fit seamlessly into your company culture.

Chat with us today to streamline your recruitment efforts and gain access to the top talent you need to build a successful government team in Canberra.

As an employer, what are the advantages of collaborating with a recruitment agency in Canberra?

As a trusted and experienced recruitment agency in Canberra, Ignite offers several advantages for employers seeking to hire qualified candidates in the area. These include access to a broad talent pool, time and cost-savings, specialised expertise, targeted candidate selection, confidentiality, onboarding support, and so much more! 

At Ignite, we pride ourselves on being a valuable resource and trusted partner for employers seeking efficient and effective talent acquisition in Canberra. We are committed to connecting businesses with exceptional talent that will contribute to their growth and success.

Contact us today to discuss your hiring needs and discover how Ignite can assist you in finding the perfect candidates for your organisation.

As a job seeker, how do I find the right recruitment agency in Canberra?

As a job seeker looking for the right recruitment agency in Canberra, there are several steps you can take to find one that aligns with your needs and career goals. Here’s a guide to help you in your search:

  • Define your goals and preferences: Understanding your own goals will help you find an agency that specialises in your desired field and can cater to your specific needs.
  • Research and gather information: Look for agencies that have a strong presence in the city, specialise in your industry or job function, and have a good reputation. 
  • Seek recommendations: Personal and professional recommendations can provide valuable insights and help you find agencies that have a proven track record of success.
  • Check the agency’s credentials: Look for agencies that are registered and licensed, as this indicates that they adhere to professional standards and ethics. Verify their credentials, certifications, and any industry affiliations they may have.
  • Evaluate the agency’s expertise: Consider whether the agencies have a deep understanding of the Canberra job market, local companies, and the specific skills and qualifications sought by employers in your desired field. 
  • Consider the agency’s reputation and success rate: Look for recruitment agencies with a solid reputation and a proven track record of success. Online reviews and testimonials can be helpful in assessing the agency’s reputation.
  • Assess the agency’s candidate support: Inquire about the candidate support services provided by the agency. A good agency will offer guidance on resume writing and interview preparation to enhance your chances of success. 

Ignite is your trusted and experienced recruitment agency in Canberra. With our established presence in the industry, we have a strong network and connections with employers giving you access to several job opportunities. Our team’s expertise allows us to provide valuable insights into industry trends and in-demand skills, giving job seekers a competitive edge. 

We also understand the ins and outs of the local job market dynamics and can help you navigate its unique needs and preferences.

Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can assist you in finding your dream job whether that’s in IT, Business Support, Information Management, Engineering, Professional Services, or Government.

What IT jobs in Canberra are available through Ignite?

Ignite specialises in connecting job seekers with employment opportunities in various industries, including IT. Ignite works with organisations to fill both permanent and contract positions, catering to different skill levels and experience.

Ignite offers numerous IT job opportunities across various sectors including but not limited to Software Developer, Systems Analyst, Network Administrator, Database Administrator, IT Project Manager, IT Support Specialist, and Cybersecurity Analyst.

Visit our Job Search page to explore all available IT jobs through Ignite. You can also contact us directly for comprehensive information on current job openings, specific requirements, and application procedures.

Contact our helpful Canberra recruitment team today. 

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