Careers with JDRF


Why work at JDRF Australia?

This is what our staff say:


Benefits available to our staff

Salary packaging

Australian taxation laws provide generous tax concessions for not for profit organisations like JDRF Australia. One such concession is an exemption for Fringe benefits tax (FBT).

This means that JDRF Australia is able to pass on to their employees a proportion of their wages as a reimbursement of personal expenses and no income tax is payable on this money, in effect a proportion of your salary each pay is tax free. (Salary packaging)

You may choose to package a range of items, such as your mortgage, rent, school tuition fees, private health insurance or even a personal loan repayment, or you may decide to use our convenient Salary Packaging Payment Card to package everyday living expenses including groceries, petrol and utility bills.

You can currently package up to the allowable maximum of $15,900 each FBT year. If you choose to package your salary (it is an option) money is deducted from your salary pre-tax. You pay tax only on the remaining portion of your salary not the salary packaged money, significantly reducing the income tax you pay.

Additional Paid Leave over Christmas

All of our offices close down over the Christmas period (25th December to 1 Jan) and none of this time is taken from your annual leave entitlement. This leave is provided to all employees as a time to reconnect with family and friends, in order to return to work refreshed and renewed in the New Year.

Employee Recognition and Reward Program

At JDRF our 5 Values are PASSION | INTEGRITY | VISION | IMPACT | COLLABORATION and we aim to reflect these values in a positive work environment that benefits the organisation as well as employees. We believe that motivated and happy employees are our most valuable asset.

Our recognition and reward program recognises the extraordinary achievements and behaviours of our staff that positively contribute to the overall culture and mission of JDRF. We have a number of recognition programs that include a monthly recognition award and a more formal program that occurs bi-annually.


JDRF encourages employee participation in development opportunities to enhance job performance and contribute to professional growth.

We have an excellent Development resource facility on our Intranet, which provides all employees with access to a wide range of development tools, training courses and articles.


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