Job Sites: How to Find a Blue Collar Job in the Australian Dairy Industry

Job Sites: How to Find a Blue Collar Job in the Australian Dairy Industry

In the ‘Job Sites’ series we run over the major Australian Blue collar job sites from all over this big beautiful country of ours, plus a few other exotic locations.  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 the Australian Dairy Industry

Dairy products are Australia’s fourth most valuable agricultural export, which it is estimated generates approximately $13 billion across the supply chain and employs about 39,000 people.

Quick Facts:

  • Major players in the dairy industry and their facilities are:
    • Bega Cheese
      • Dairy Products Unit – Bega, NSW
      • Process and Packaging Plant – Bega, NSW
      • Production plant – Coburg, VIC
      • Process and Packaging plant – Strathmerton, VIC
    • Fonterra
      • Manufacturing Sites:
        • Bayswater, VIC
        • Cobden, VIC
        • Darnum, VIC
        • Dennington, VIC
        • Stanhope, VIC
        • Wynyard, TAS
        • Spreyton, TAS
    • Lion Dairy & Drinks
      • Dairy, Milk and Cheese Processing facilities
        • Crestmead, QLD
        • Malanda, QLD
        • Wetherill Park, NSW
        • Leeton, NSW
        • Chelsea Heights, VIC
        • Morwell, VIC
        • Burnie, TAS
        • Salisbury, SA
        • Bentley, WA
    • Murray Goulburn
      • Processing Plants:
        • Erskine Park, NSW
        • Cobram, VIC
        • Kiewa, VIC
        • Koroit, VIC
        • Laverton North, VIC
        • Leongatha, VIC
        • Maffra, VIC
        • Rochestor, VIC
        • Edith Creek, TAS,
        • Smithton, TAS
    • Warrnambool Cheese & Butter
      • Processing facilities:
        • Allansford, VIC
        • Mt Gambier, SA

Occupations Potentially Required for Jobs in the Dairy Industry

  • Instrumentation & Electrical Trades
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Boilermakers
  • Plant Operators
  • Mobile Plant Operators
    • Truck Drivers
    • Forklift Operators
  • Cleaning Staff
  • Labourer / Trades Assistants
  • Health & Safety
  • Supervision

Qualifications to Potentially Help you get in the Dairy Industry

Companies Involved with the Dairy Industry


We will continually update this list overtime and share any further announcements.  

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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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