Stevedore – casual, entry level

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DP World Australia

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About DP World Australia

DP World Australia is the country’s leading container terminal operator. With a dedicated and professional team of more than 2,000 people, we operate container terminals in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Fremantle. DP World Australia is part of the DP World global group of companies, one of the largest stevedoring businesses globally with over 28,000 employees. To find out more about DP World Australia, visit our website:

Supporting equality

As an organisation with a focus on workplace diversity, we are committed to changing a traditionally male dominated industry by promoting gender balance in the workplace. We are proud of our positive workplace culture that is founded on values of respect, pride, courage, gratitude and genuine collaboration.

About the role

The current stevedoring opportunities are entry level roles. You will start as a casual, with an opportunity to move to more permanent arrangements in future. You will receive generous remuneration including shift premiums and overtime.

As a Stevedore you will be assisting in the loading and unloading of cargo being handled at the DP World Melbourne terminal. Your main tasks will include:

  • Manual tasks – you will work in teams to perform manual tasks including lifting up to 25kg.
  • Operate heavy vehicles – you will operate heavy vehicles to  transport shipping containers around the wharf.
  • Driving light vehicles – You will drivea manual, 12 seat light vehicle to transport personnel around the terminal.

You will work 8-hour shifts across day, evening and night, Monday to Sunday. Notification of your shifts will be made available to you one day in advance.

A paid comprehensive induction and training program will be provided .

Experience, skills and qualifications

DP World is looking for people who share our values of respect, pride, courage and gratitude.

You will also have the following:

  • A current and valid full Driver’s licence (manual desirable)
  • A current and valid Forklift licence (or willing to obtain a licence prior to commencement)
  • Able to work safely and as part of a team
  • Able to work flexible and irregular hours including nights and weekends at short notice
  • Able to work at heights
  • Physically capable to undertake heavy manual tasks

Nice to have, but not essential:

  • Experience with shift work across 24 hours, 7 days per week
  • Experience with physical work or labouring
  • Experience operating heavy machinery

These opportunities won’t last long – apply now.