Working with us

Working at Melbourne Water, you will be part of a talented, passionate team dedicated to enhancing liveability in Melbourne and beyond. You’ll do truly meaningful work in a supportive, constructive culture that encourages you to make the most of your individual talents.

We provide a range of initiatives and benefits to make help our people thrive professionally and personally.

​Our culture and community

At Melbourne Water, we understand that inspired individuals contribute to the high performing teams who deliver exceptional outcomes for our customers. We live by the values of care, integrity and courage.

Some of the outcomes we are proud of are our progressive urbanisation practices, protecting our community from infection and Melbourne from floods, our contribution to healthy waterways, our award winning innovation and environmental sustainability practices, our leading commitments to safety, wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, and of course – our world class drinking water.

Your life

At Melbourne Water, we understand that our work should be equally enjoyable as the other aspects of our lives. That is why we promote a healthy work environment with collaborative open spaces and green building practices. In fact, our head office is an award winning 6 star green facility and some of our sites are located in the most beautiful parts of greater Melbourne.

We also understand that work can happen anywhere. That is why we are committed to all roles being flexible and actively encourage our teams to utilise flexible work practices that fit around the other passions in your life. Our Wellbeing program promotes a range of health and social activities, which we encourage everyone to get involved with. We also offer generous health reimbursements, corporate health insurance and an employee assistance program.

Your engagement

We are serious when we say that we want your work life to be as fulfilling as other aspects of your life. We aim to keep people connected across the business with regular events and shared stories via regular internal publications, such as OnTap. We also actively celebrate each other’s achievements via our Reward and recognition program and awards.

Your development

We believe in lifelong learning at Melbourne Water. That’s why we support our people to continue to develop themselves throughout their career with us. We offer formal traineeships, graduate program, secondments and project opportunities, leadership development programs, Training Centre of Excellence, coaching and mentoring.

Career pathways

We are building flexible and diverse career pathways to help ensure every employee can have a rewarding career at Melbourne Water. While some career pathways appear fairly established, we promote and encourage all employees to challenge the status quo and pioneer new paths in line with skills, aspiration and knowledge. We support both professional, technical and people leadership pathways.

Corporate Social Responsibility

We deliver extensive community education to build the knowledge and pride in our healthy waterways, water treatment, flood management and sustainable environmental practices. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive organisation for all and our employee led diversity work groups drive inclusion across our organisation and we . We are aiming for a 50-50 gender equality in our workforce by 2020.

We also partner with community groups to deliver tailored solutions, donate to a range of different causes, and partner with organisations such as AMES. We provide all our employee with two days off to give back to the community by volunteering with an organisation of their choice each year.


Through our Reconciliations Action Plan we are committed to building a more cultural inclusive and reconciled organisation and community. We understand that through our activities, we work on the land and waterways that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have lived on and used for thousands of years. We are committed to working in partnership with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to build a better future for all.

We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

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