Change lives for the better

Choose a career at Starlight and use your skills to make a difference. You’ll be part of something special, positively impacting the lives of seriously ill children, young people and their families. Ask anyone in our team and they’ll tell you it’s an incredible feeling when you see the real difference Starlight makes for yourself.

They’ll also tell you it’s a workplace like no other, full of “only at Starlight!” moments.

We know when we’re at our best, we can be our best for the kids we support. That’s why growth and wellbeing are such a priority, with our enriching Grow@Starlight and Positivity@Starlight initiatives a big part of everyday life at Starlight.

Inspiring and positive work

Ours is an inclusive and innovative team. We work to our strengths, we care about each other, and we work collaboratively. We’ve always been flexible and are now re-inventing flexibility, which means working where you work best, including the potential to work from overseas.

We’re proud to be one of the very first organisations to champion the science of positive psychology at work. In fact, it’s embedded into everything we do! Our mental health and wellbeing are nurtured through extra Best Self leave and other successful initiatives.

Be part of an exceptional team

We bring our best selves to Starlight each day, achieving exceptional outcomes. Not only that but we take feedback, thanks and recognition to the next level! We’ve been recognised and awarded as a Great Place to Work, we’re one of AFR’s Most Innovative Companies and we are the most trusted children’s charity in Australia.

Family friendly leave

Additional carers’ leave, plus leave to support reproductive health.

Extra leave to help support you for those challenging life events.

Leave options for pet owners – because Fluffy the pooch is family too.

Our commitments

Safeguarding children and young people

We are committed to providing positive experiences in an environment that’s caring, nurturing and safe. Successful applicants will therefore undertake a Working with Children Check and a National Police Check. Read more about Safeguarding children and young people at Starlight.

Diversity and inclusion

Starlight is a place where people can be their best self and their true self every day. We seek out diverse thinking, perspectives and experiences, which we know enhance our creativity and collective intelligence.

Further, our vision for reconciliation is to embed values of awareness, acknowledgement and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and their culture within our organisation. We welcome applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.

How we recruit

As you’d expect from an accredited Child Safe Organisation, our recruitment process is a rigorous one. Our talented recruiters will do all they can to ensure you feel supported, informed and comfortable, so let them know if you need any adjustments made to our process. It’s important to us that all our candidates have a positive Starlight experience, and that starts now!

Diversity, equity & inclusion

Starlight's vision for diversity, equity & inclusion

Safeguarding children and young people

Starlight's most important responsibility.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan

Starlight’s vision for reconciliation for a brighter, more inclusive future.