Defence Intelligence Organisation

Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO), as part of the Defence Intelligence Group, is where national and international information is transformed into reliable insights that help defend Australia and protect its interests.

DIO is on the forefront of world-altering events – as they happen and sometimes even before they happen.


Applicants to the Intelligence pathway who select to work at DIO, need to nominate one of these role types in the application form.

  • Corporate and policy analyst - Produce timely and accurate intelligence assessments to assist the awareness and decision making of the Minister of Defence and senior Defence officers.
  • Generalist analyst - Work with some of the best strategy minds in the country. Become a subject matter expert, making a difference to national security every day.
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) analyst - Evaluate available data on weapons systems and defence-related technologies, using initiative, creativity, strong analytical skills and technical expertise.