Australian Signals Directorate

An exceptional career awaits.

Who we are

ASD is a vital member of Australia’s national security community. We work across the full spectrum of operations required of contemporary signals intelligence and security agencies. This includes intelligence, cyber security and offensive cyber operations in support of the Australian Government and Australian Defence Force (ADF).

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REDSPICE cover image


REDSPICE is the most significant single investment in the Australian Signals Directorate over its 75-year history. It will deliver forward-looking capabilities essential to maintaining Australia’s strategic advantage and capability edge over the coming decade and beyond.


We are looking to recruit and develop a curious and imaginative workforce that is not deterred by challenges or obstacles, but excited by them. ASD operates in incredibly challenging and dynamic technical and operational environments, and our success is founded in the ingenuity of our workforce. At ASD, your ingenuity has a real impact – together we keep Australians secure.

Our History Timeline

For 75 years, ASD has collected intelligence about foreign adversaries while keeping our own national secrets safe. Explore ASD’s history and trace its origins back to the Second World War, when Australian Navy, Army and Air Force personnel were brought together to intercept and decode radio signals.

Old work space of Australian Signals Directorate.
Old work space of Australian Signals Directorate.

The Future of ASD

Our future is bright – our success is based on our highly talented, innovative and agile staff, the leading-edge capabilities they build and maintain, our partnerships, and the trust Australians place in us. Our determination, ingenuity and courage has seen us deal with many complex challenges over the past 75 years and will enable us to contend with the ones we’ll face tomorrow.

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Satellite view of earth.

Interested in a Career with ASD?

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Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connections to land, sea and communities. We pay our respects to them, their cultures and their Elders; past, present and emerging. We also recognise Australia's First Peoples' enduring contribution to Australia's national security.

Authorised by the Australian Government, Canberra