Do you want to make a real contribution to the success of our country and the everyday lives of Indigenous Australians?

What We Do

Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL) provides and facilitates safe, culturally appropriate and affordable accommodation for Indigenous Australians who must live away from home to access services and economic opportunity.

AHL’s key vision is to improve Indigenous quality of life through the delivery of accommodation and wrap-around support services that give clients access to education, employment, health and other services. It does this informed by values of:

  1. communication (listening to communities and planning with them to achieve quality outcomes for Indigenous Australians)
  2. access (giving Indigenous Australians access to services to enhance their life quality)
  3. responsiveness (seeking to understand and respond to Indigenous individual and community needs)
  4. equity (giving Indigenous Australians a fair and reasonable opportunity to reach life goals
  5. efficiency (delivering quality accommodation outcomes at an affordable cost)
  6. results (seeking the best results for our clients).

What We Offer

A diverse and inclusive workplace and attractive remuneration packages, including generous employer superannuation contributions, currently at 15.4% and Salary Packaging Program, including up to $15,900 per FBT Year for rent or mortgage payments.

Fulfilling work providing or facilitating accommodation services that are operational 24/7, seven days per week for Indigenous Australians who must live away from home to access services and economic opportunity.

View AHL's Enterprise Agreement.

Current Vacancies

Note: When sending applications via email to applications@ahl.gov.au there is a 25 megabyte attachment limit.

Region Position How to Apply Closing Date
South Hedland


Hostel Workers    
Application Pack (doc)
Vacancy information (pdf)
28 July 2019
Sydney, NSW


Night Attendant

Application Pack (doc)
Vacancy information (pdf)

4 August 2019
Nhulunbuy, NT


Assistant Hostel Manager    
Application Pack (doc)
Vacancy information (pdf)
31 July 2019

Temporary Employment Register for Hospitality Roles

Non-ongoing and Casual NSW / NT / QLD / WA / SA / VIC

The temporary employment register is open for candidates to register an expression of interest (EOI) for employment in out hostels across Australia. AHL may offer from time to time non-ongoing or casual employment opportunities for up to 18 months.

For further information and please click Temporary Employment Register for Hospitality Roles

How You Can Contact us

If you have any questions concerning employment in AHL, please contact the AHL Recruitment Team on (02) 6212 2084 or Recruitment@ahl.gov.au

More information about our hostels and locations can be found below:

Each year AHL provides more than 460,000 beds to people living away from home. We provide three meals a day to most of our customers and ensure that they make contact with or are engaged with the services they need.

AHL operates more than 50 hostels across Australia, offering more than 2,000 beds to Indigenous Australians each night of the year in urban, regional and remote areas.

Our hostels offer safe, secure and affordable accommodation where positive behavior in a social and learning environment is encouraged.

After forty years of service, the company maintains its commitment to delivering short term accommodation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who need to be away from their country to access services and economic opportunity.

Need a place to stay?

Our hostels are like a home away from home, so whatever your reason for staying with us - visiting friends, cultural business, studying, working or attending community events - you’ll always feel welcome.

Find a place to stay.