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Why choose us?

We exist to deliver reliable, high-quality water, wastewater and waste recovery services to ensure the economy and liveability of the central Gippsland region.

Our service area is diverse in area and needs, from the fast-growing towns in the west, to the transitioning economy of the Latrobe Valley and providing water and wastewater services to some of Victoria’s largest industrial water users.

We’re focused on:

  • Maintaining quality water and wastewater services for our customers at an affordable price
  • Our sustainable future and the future of the region
  • Continuing to strengthen the important role we play in our local communities

If you're new to the area, you'll find Gippsland offers a wide range of lifestyle opportunities in a regional setting, with excellent education and health facilities.

    What we have to offer

    There are many benefits in working for us:

    • Competitive salary
    • Ongoing training and development opportunities
    • Work variety
    • A positive team environment
    • Work/life balance, with the opportunity to negotiate flexible working arrangements

    Our people

    Our people play an integral role in our ability to achieve successful outcomes for our customers, the community and the environment.

    We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applications from experienced women and men, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ+, ATSI, culturally and ethnically diverse candidates to best represent and engage with communities we live and work in.

    Read some stories about our people to get a feel for who we are.

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    We support our people to achieve their potential by providing the flexibility to achieve the right work-life balance and to learn, explore and pursue what’s important to them. Some of the ways we do this include:

    • Varied start and finish times
    • Working from alternative locations
    • Part-time work and other flexible arrangements
    • Time-off-in-lieu
    • Job share
    • Family responsibilities leave
    • Study support
    • Training and development programs

    We also understand the importance of social connection and offer:

    • Social club
    • Employee assistance program
    • Wellness Organisational Workgroup
    • Free weekly fruit deliveries for all team members
    • A closed social media group
    • Running group

    We focus on building the capability and culture of our people into a more highly skilled, professional, customer focused and efficient organisation. Some of our initiatives include:

    • Our leadership program in partnership with Swinburne Professional.
    • Formal and on-the-job training and development programs.
    • Study assistance for tertiary and post graduate studies.
    • Supporting the local STEM Sisters program which allows young women to make better informed choices about education and careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    Our reward & recognition framework has been developed to support a constructive culture and is focused on consistently recognising and encouraging the demonstration of our values as well as outstanding performance at the individual, workgroup, departmental and organisational level.

    We do truly meaningful work within a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to make the most of your talents. Some of the benefits we can offer to make your experience with us rewarding, both personally and professionally, include:

    • Corporate volunteering
    • Involvement in community events
    • Site tours and community engagement activities

    We also know how important it is to reflect the community we serve. Some of our initiatives include:

    • Partnering with a local disability employment service provider to host unemployed local people with disabilities and other barriers to employment as part of their annual Job Shadow Day.
    • Partnering with Fulham Correctional Centre’s community transition program where over 60 prisoners are gaining workforce experience at our Organics Recycling Facility.
    • Providing financial support for local community projects through our community support program.

    Recruitment Process

    The position description

    The position description outlines the duties of the position and the selection criteria. The selection criteria is based on the qualifications, licences, skills and experience needed to undertake the role effectively.

    Shortlisting applicants to interview

    All applicants are advised by mail or email that we have received their application. Short-listing then takes place, which involves assessing the applications against the selection criteria and selecting the most suitable applicants to interview. The short listing and interview phase can take 2-3 weeks, so please do not be discouraged if you have not heard anything in this time.


    Interviews will be conducted by a panel of three staff members, who will ask a series of questions relating to the selection criteria. We conduct behavioral-based interviews, which means that questions will ask for examples to demonstrate the applicant's ability in each specific area.

    Police and Medical Checks

    For some positions, shortlisted applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment medical and/or a Police Check. We will cover the cost of these checks.

    Reference checks

    At least two reference checks are undertaken for the preferred candidates.

    Offer of employment

    The successful applicant will be offered the position verbally followed by a written offer.

    Unsuccessful applicants

    Interviewed applicants are notified by phone after the successful applicant has been appointed. All unsuccessful applicants are advised of the outcome of their application in writing.

    How to Apply

    Cover letter

    This letter should include your full name, address and contact daytime phone number and the title of the position you are applying for. It should also include why you are applying for the role and a summary of your skills and experience that meet the selection criteria.

    Response to the selection criteria

    Provide a brief statement on how you meet each of the Selection Criteria e.g. qualifications, knowledge, skills, abilities and work experience. Remember to give examples of how you have had experience in these areas throughout your life.


    An up-to-date resume which includes:

    • Education, qualifications and licenses;
    • employment history (with your most recent position first) detailing period of employment, position and responsibilities; and
    • at least two recent work-related references with daytime phone numbers.

    If you want to attach any supporting material such as certificates/licence, please do not attach originals.

    There are a variety of ways you can submit your application to us, including online.

    Ready to apply?

    If we share the same values, we want to hear from you.

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    Graduate & Student Programs

    Each year we offer employment for post-secondary students undertaking studies in a range of disciplines. Starting in November each year, these are 12-week placements that offer students valuable experience in their chosen field, supervised by experienced mentors.

    Applicants for vacation placements must provide a cover letter stating which position they are applying for and why, a transcript of results, a resume and a response to the key selection criteria. The program is aimed at students studying a Bachelor Degree, Certificate or Diploma.

    Vacancies are advertised each September, with interviews held in October. The placement begins in late November and finishes in mid February.

    All opportunities will be advertised on this site, and will also be circulated by the various university careers portals.

    About us

    Get ahead with your application by reading more about who we are and what we do in our key strategies, corporate documents and more.

    Read about us

    About Us

    Gippsland Water supplies fresh clean drinking water to more than 70,000 customers, and wastewater services to more than 63,000 customers across an area of more than 5,000 square kilometres. It maintains a $1 billion infrastructure network, which includes more than 2,000 kilometres of water mains, 15 water treatment plants, over 1,700 kilometres of sewer mains and 14 wastewater treatment plants.

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    Free drinking water initiative

    Did you know that you can access free tap water at refill locations across the Latrobe Valley?

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    Contact Us

    55 Hazelwood Road, Traralgon, VIC, 3844

    Phone: 1800 050 500

    Fax: (03) 5174 0103

    Interpreter service: 1313 450

    TTY: 1800 555 677