Jobs and careers

Do you want to contribute to Melbourne’s future health and wellbeing?

We provide an essential service. We directly contribute to the famous Melbourne lifestyle and community wellbeing with world-class water and sewerage services, healthy waterways, integrated drainage and flood management services and outstanding natural community spaces.

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Why work for us...

  • we actively align our work with values of care, integrity and courage
  • we foster innovative and sustainable work practices
  • we offer a flexible, healthy and rewarding work environment
  • we have a range of wellbeing programs, health and social activities and generous leave entitlements
  • we support ongoing learning and career development

How to join the Melbourne Water team

You’ve looked through our job vacancies and have applied for a job that sounds right for you.

So what happens next?

  • selection criteria – we’ll contact you if your application meets the role’s selection criteria
  • job interview – the job interview will follow the STAR (situation, task, action, result) format
  • psychometric assessment - you’ll be asked to complete a  psychometric assessment.  We use Hogan Assessments.
  • reference checks – we’ll conduct reference checks with your two referees
  • additional checks – you may be asked to complete a medical assessment, a national police record check, fitness test (firefighter program), provide identification documents and evidence of eligibility to work in Australia
  • your offer – we’ll call and send you an employment agreement if your application has been successful
  • commencement paperwork – complete the online form and you’re ready to start work with us

You can track your progress using the candidate applicant portal.

Consider our career programs

Other ways you can be a part of Melbourne Water:

  • apply for our two-year engineering graduate program (create a job alert to be notified) – the next program is in 2019, advertising from late 2018
  • find out about industry-based learning placements (ask your university’s career advisor)
  • be a seasonal Melbourne Water firefighter (create a job alert to be notified)

Note: we currently do not offer vacation or internship programs.

How to become a Melbourne Water firefighter

We advertise for seasonal firefighters from August to September. The fire season generally runs from November to April.

Find our more about becoming a Melbourne Water firefighter.

Last updated:
9 October 2017