Job Sites: How to Find a Job at APLNG – Gladstone, QLD

Job Sites: How to Find a Job at APLNG – Gladstone, QLD

In the ‘Job Sites’ series we run over the major Australian Blue collar job sites from all over this big beautiful country of ours.  In each post we include an Overview of the site, a Location Profile, the Companies involved, potential Occupations required, the skills / qualifications that may help you to get your foot in the door and the Enterprise Bargaining Agreements – if there are any.  This will help you to stay in the loop and know how to skill up where needed.  The aim is to help you get yourself into the best position to land a start on the major job sites around Australia.

Note:  ‘Job Site’ articles are aimed to help workers looking for production, maintenance, shutdown and contracting work.  If you are looking for Major Construction Project Jobs you may want to check out our Major Project Articles.

About Australia Pacific (APLNG)

From the APLNG website

The Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) Project is a coal seam gas (CSG) to liquefied natural gas (LNG) project delivering a cleaner, greener sustainable energy source.  Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG)  is already the largest producer of CSG in Australia, supplying gas to power stations  to produce lower emissions electricity; major industrial customers, homes and businesses in South East Queensland. The Project will see an increase in domestic gas production to further supply gas-fired power stations, major industrial customers and residents throughout Queensland.

Importantly Queensland will have a new, long-term gas processing and export industry that generates significant benefits at regional, state and national levels.

The Project consists of three key parts:

  1. Further development of Australia Pacific LNG’s gas fields in the Surat and Bowen Basins in south-west and central Queensland.
  2. Construction of a 530km gas transmission pipeline from the gas fields to an LNG facility on Curtis Island off the coast of Gladstone.
  3. An LNG facility on Curtis Island off the coast of Gladstone, with the first two gas production trains processing up to 9 million tonnes per annum.

View a map of the sites


Location Profile – Gladstone & Central QLD

Gladstone, Tannum Sands, Boyne Island, Biloela, Moura, Agnes Waters, LNG, Coal, Alumina, Aluminum, Cement, Power Station, Curtis Island, Fishing, Hunting, Camping, Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Trial riding, Moto x, 4×4, Drag strip, Surf (just), Kite Surfing, Cinemas.

Population60316 (2010)

Gladstone Regional Council link

Gladstone Greater Region – Rents as at Feb 2013

2 Bed 1 Bath –  $170 – $840

3 Bed 1 Bath –  $200 – $850

4 Bed 2 Bath – $250 – $850

Gladstone Greater

Region – House Prices as at May 2014

2 Bed 1 Bath –  $179,000 – $1,100,000

3 Bed 1 Bath –  $198,000 – $1,990,000

4 Bed 2 Bath – $220,000 – $1,500,000

Climate data for Gladstone Airport
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C 37.4 35.5 41.0 33.7 30.4 29.9 29.6 31.9 32.7 35.9 36.7 39.3 41.0
Average high °C 30.7 30.5 29.8 28.0 25.6 23.3 22.9 23.7 25.9 27.5 28.7 30.0 27.2
Average low °C 23.0 23.0 21.7 19.0 15.4 13.2 11.7 12.6 15.6 18.6 20.5 22.1 18.0
Record low °C 18.0 17.0 15.0 8.7 4.9 5.2 5.0 3.5 7.2 11.0 11.0 16.7 3.5
Avg. Rainfall mm 111.8 183.9 71.1 43.4 34.1 42.6 26.3 36.6 32.1 59.2 59.3 121.0 819.1
Avg. Rainy days 11.1 12.1 8.2 5.8 5.3 6.3 4.6 4.4 4.3 7.2 7.7 10.4 87.4


Companies Involved with Pluto LNG

Note: Australia Pacific LNG is gradually moving from the construction to operations and maintenance phase.

ConocoPhillips – LNG facility operationsConocoPhillips Careers Page – ConocoPhillips Linkedin Page

Origin Energy – Gas fields operations – Origin Energy Careers Page – Origin Energy Linkedin Page

UGL – LNG facility Maintenance Services – APLNG Maintenance Services Contract Announcement – UGL Careers Page – UGL Linkedin Page

Upstream Production Solutions – Gas fields Maintenance ServicesAPLNG Maintenance Services Contract Announcement – Upstream PS Careers Page – Upstream Production Solutions Linkedin Page

Occupations Potentially Required at the APLNG sites

  • Electrical Trades
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Gas Fitters Trades
  • Production Plant Operators
  • Cleaning Staff
  • Crane Operators / Riggers / Doggers
  • Labourer / Trades Assistants
  • Health & Safety


Qualifications to help you get a foot in at APLNG sites


Interstate Licence Recognition

A helpful tool to finding out whether your trade qualification needs mutual recognition when working interstate. Check out the Cribhut Daily post – Thinking about Working Interstate – Licence Recognition


APLNG Union Enterprise Bargaining Agreements

An Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is a collective industrial agreement between either an employer and a trade union acting on behalf of employees or an employer and employees acting for themselves.

At this stage we cannot find any current maintenance agreements.  Periodically we check this and will add the appropraite EBA’s if and when they are found.


Disclaimer: Cribhut Group is not an employer or recruiter for the above mentioned site, this article is provided for information purposes only.  Cribhut provides this information with the best intentions, but purely as a guide.  Like most things in life, there are no guarantees.  Your lively hood is your own responsibility and even if following the above recommendations, it is still up to you to do your own research, to be patient, persistent and put in the hard work.  

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