Careers at MLA

Working at MLA provides you with an opportunity to support and deliver value to Australia’s iconic agriculture industry and work with dedicated people in a professional, collaborative and innovative environment.

MLA is committed to attracting and retaining the right people to the right roles, to achieve our strategic objectives and support our culture and values. We support our people in reaching their potential with a diverse range of career opportunities, professional development, people, benefits and a flexible work environment in a number of locations in Australia  and internationally.

Employment candidate privacy collection statement

Meat & Livestock Australia (and its subsidiary companies MLA Donor Company and National Livestock Identification System Limited) (MLA) is committed to protecting personal information that we handle and to comply with the Privacy Act 1988, including the Australian Privacy Principles. This document provides applicants with important information about MLA’s collection of personal information provided as part of a job application with MLA.

How do we collect and hold your personal information?

In most cases, we collect personal information directly from you, including any sensitive information you choose to provide to us, such as information about your health.

We may also collect information about you from third parties, such as your referees or the organisations they represent, and our criminal records check provider. Referees may provide information about you on a confidential basis. In such circumstances, you are not entitled to access this information, and we will not share it with you without the referee's consent.

Our records are kept in physical and electronic form, both at the MLA office and off-site. We take steps to protect your information from interference or unauthorised access or disclosure.

When and why do we collect your personal information?

We collect personal information in order to evaluate your application for employment. We may collect personal information at different times during the application process. For example, from your initial application, at interview, and when checking references.

If you do not provide requested information, we may not be able to properly evaluate your application, and your application may be rejected.

If you choose to provide us with sensitive information, for example information about your health, you consent to us collecting and disclosing that information to carry out our functions and activities unless you tell us otherwise.

Who do we disclose your personal information to?

We will only disclose your personal information to third parties with your consent.  Such third parties may include your referees (or the organisations they represent), our criminal records check supplier and recruitment agencies or other third parties assisting us with recruitment for the position you are applying for.

We may disclose your personal information overseas if you ask us to contact an overseas referee, or if we request an international criminal records check.

MLA’s Privacy Policy

This collection statement was last updated on 10 March 2017. For more information, please see the MLA’s Privacy Policy. For more information, please contact MLA by calling 1800 023 100 or emailing

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