Viva Energy is one of Australia’s leading energy companies. Every day we help Australians reach their destinations by making, importing and delivering the fuels, lubricants, chemicals and bitumen they need to get there.
We are the exclusive Shell licensee in Australia, and supply around a quarter of Australia’s fuel through our extensive network of 1,266 service stations and through our commercial partnerships with some of Australia’s biggest companies in the aviation, marine, transport, resources, construction and manufacturing industries.
Our Geelong Refinery has been part of the local community since 1954 and is one of the largest refineries
in Australia, supplying more than half of Victoria’s fuel needs. Employing around 700 people and pumping millions of dollars into the local economy through wages and services, the Geelong Refinery is a vital part of Australia’s energy solution.
And we’ve invested in improvements, and increasing storage capacity to ensure it will continue to be an important part of local manufacturing for years to come.
The diversity of our business creates real opportunities for our people. Our people are known for achieving results, working together and outstanding customer delivery. As a company, we do this through a deep commitment to safety, care for the environment and passionate support for our local communities.
We believe great ideas come from everywhere – and everyone. We employ fantastic people who want to make a difference.
From day one you will have purposeful work, be challenged to grow, feel valued and inspired by what we deliver as a team.
Our culture encourages us to be ourselves. We believe diversity in the workplace is every bit as important as it is in everyday life and we are delighted to have been awarded the WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for the second year running. Together we are committed to building Australia’s energy future.
Life at Viva Energy
Viva Energy is one of Australia’s leading energy companies. We are proud of our 110-year history in Australia helping people reach their destination. We’re with workers on their daily commute and families on their school run. We’re with industry, too, supporting the transport, mining, aviation, marine, construction and manufacturing industries.
Our career opportunities
Viva Energy offers career options that are as diverse as our business with opportunities in sales, operations, supply, logistics, marketing, retail property, finance, and much more. Following your further education, there are many ways to kick-start your career with Viva Energy whether its by taking up an apprenticeship or traineeship, or working as an Operator at our refinery. In addition, we also offer paid internships for Indigenous university students through our partnership with Career Trackers. Talk to your Careers Councillor about the many employment pathways into Viva Energy.
Be valued for who you are
We believe diversity in the workplace is every bit as important as it is in everyday life. Our culture encourages us to be ourselves. We provide all of our people access to opportunities to develop on the job and in their careers.
Our approach to sustainability
We place the highest priority on the environment and the communities where we operate and are committed to the continued improvement of our environmental performance.
We have strong processes and systems in place to reduce the risk of potential environmental impacts and aim to reduce our environmental footprint more generally by encouraging improved energy efficiency, supporting initiatives to reduce emissions, ensuring highest levels of water and land management, and minimising waste.
Embracing new energy options
At Viva Energy, we are constantly reviewing consumer trends, technological advances and engaging stakeholders in the future of transport energy and fuels. This includes the emergence of new technologies such as electric vehicles and hydrogen, as well as biofuels, fuel additives, LNG and trends in consumer mobility.
Viva Energy has been a supplier of biofuels for over a decade with Ethanol and BioDiesel blending facilities in Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland.
We are committed to building strong relationships and making a positive difference in local communities across our national operating footprint. Viva Energy is proud to have launched our Reconciliation Action Plan.
We are committed to Indigenous Participation through our partnerships with the Cathy Freeman Foundation, the Koorie Heritage Trust, and the National
Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy. Our people can also participate in our community program by donating from
Feel good about what you do
At Viva Energy, each of us has an important role to play. Our work is meaningful and matters – we help people reach their destinations! We learn and test new ideas through innovation and experimentation and our goal plans are designed to stretch us and provide growth. Our behaviours of Better Together, Deliver Amazing Results and Customer Obsessed define how we work with each other, how we think about our challenges and opportunities, and how we deliver our plans.
We have achieved some great results including acquiring Shell’s Aviation business; introducing a market-leading logistics scheduling tool; building the largest crude oil tank in Australia; launching Shell V-Power Diesel, and implemented a variety of projects to maintain and modernise our Geelong refinery.
We are proud of our commitment to our local communities where we are working to create positive social change in the areas of mental health, Indigenous participation and substance misuse.
Supporting our communities
We partner with a number of community organisations who are also making a real difference. Working with our community partners creates fantastic opportunities for people from across our organisation to have a social impact both within and outside work.
Here are just some of the community partners we support:
The Cathy Freeman Foundation – our partnership empowers young Indigenous Australians from four remote communities to stay engaged in their schooling. Nine of our employees have visited Palm Island to see the difference the Cathy Freeman Foundation are making to young Indigenous lives.
National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA) – our partnership focuses on delivering a resilience program in Western Sydney for 100 Aboriginal students. The program supports vulnerable young people by providing study support and mentoring, with the aim of improving participation in a range of educational, recreational and cultural activities.
The Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services – we support school children recovering from substance misuse issues through a numeracy and literacy program.
Headspace – our employees mentor young people and our funding provides opportunities for training and skilling sessions for young people on topics such as leadership, facilitation and mental health first aid.
Discover your true potential
Our purpose at Viva Energy, is to ‘help people reach their destination’. We recognise that each person working with us wants to grow their career based on what’s important to them. Talking about your own development and career regularly, being challenged every day and learning from the people around you form an important part of our development culture. Joining our team will give you the opportunity to develop a rewarding professional career.
We want our people to succeed. Our culture relies on passionate people. Their success will fuel the success of others and ultimately the success of our business. Most importantly, it will help create a dynamic and enjoyable place to work.
Embrace the opportunities
From our head office in Docklands, Melbourne to our Geelong Refinery or one of our many state-based offices, terminals and airports, we offer career options that are as diverse as our business.
We’re really proud to support such iconic customers such as Qantas, Virgin, Rio Tinto, Caterpillar, Carnival, Fulton Hogan and the Australian Defence Force. Being able to serve the best means that we are required to be the best. While our retail network partners include a network of key industry players, including Coles Express, Liberty, Night Owl, Westside Petroleum and more, forming a network of over 1,200 service stations across the country.
We believe great leaders help us create a great culture. You can expect real and authentic leaders that trust and support you to be your best.
Be part of a team
Being driven by people means that you will have the power to make a real difference to our business. We believe great ideas come from everywhere – and everyone. Our structure makes it easy to talk to someone about an idea you have and to get things done. We employ great people who want to make a difference.
We work in teams and respect each other because as an integrated company, we’re genuinely better together. We believe different perspectives and teamwork deliver the best results. We make sure we recognise and celebrate our successes, because our people should feel proud of the amazing outcomes they achieve together.
And we also pride ourselves on our strong safety culture. At Viva Energy safety comes first, so we will always look out for one another.
Be valued for who you are
We believe diversity in the workplace is every bit as important as it is in everyday life. Our culture encourages us to be ourselves, we provide all of our people access to opportunities to develop on the job and in their careers, and our workplace culture which promotes diversity and inclusion attracts great people.
To support our gender equity aspirations, our CEO, Scott Wyatt, is a passionate Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Pay Equity Ambassador, and helping to promote and improve gender equality as a Male Champion of Change.
Our approach and commitment to achieving gender diversity was recognised in 2018 with Viva Energy being acknowledged by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Women. And we’re proud of our work to reduce our gender pay gap and have plans to progress this even further. We have recently become sponsors of the Geelong Football Club’s inaugural AFLW team supporting women’s football, and we encourage a number of networks to further our diversity agenda, including our first LGBTIQ+ Pride Committee.
Rewards, Benefits and Flexibility
We pay competitively to attract and retain great people, including opportunities for a generous annual incentive payment and above average superannuation, plus a discount on petrol. However, to us, the most important thing is that you love what you do. Because when you love what you do, it shows in your work. Our customers benefit and you get to enjoy a fulfilling career where your accomplishments are recognised and rewarded.
We see workplace flexibility as key to our future success. This means supporting our employees to balance their personal lives with their work commitments and ambitions. We are proud that we offer a variety of flexible working arrangements which fosters an environment where people feel their needs and aspirations are supported. These include part time, job share, time in lieu, telecommuting, carer’s leave, purchased leave, and unpaid leave.
To help our new parents, we offer a generous 14 weeks’ paid parental leave and a full-time superannuation payment for up to five years during unpaid parental leave and part-time work periods. We are proud to be the first Company in Australia to provide this to our employees.
We also partner with Grace Papers, an organisation that supports new parents as they try to manage their career and their family.
Work at a great Australian energy company
Check out our range of jobs we currently have available. It can change regularly so if you don’t find what you’re looking for, set up a job alert.
Join us and you’ll have a unique opportunity to help shape our company and culture. You’ll be part of our evolution, and that’s exciting.
Change the future
Take a look at our current Job Opportunities and see if there’s a role that interests you.
We chat with Max, 4th year Mechanical Apprentice for Viva Energy
Our Indigenous Partnerships
A significant demonstration of our commitment to strong relationships with Indigenous Australians is our Indigenous Community Partnerships. Viva Energy has provided around $3million over three years to organisations that support Indigenous programs targeted at addressing issues of substance misuse or are in line with our community program strategy.
This includes projects designed to reduce the likelihood that these issues occur, such as programs that improve educational outcomes, strengthen cultural identity or enable leadership development. We prioritise this funding to Indigenous organisations to deliver projects that meet the needs identified by Indigenous communities in the areas in which we operate. In addition to the significant and tangible benefits to Indigenous peoples participating in these programs, these partnerships have provided our staff with opportunities to improve their cultural awareness and understanding of indigenous history.
We proudly partner with a number of Indigenous Community Partners including Cathy Freeman Foundation, National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy, Koorie Heritage Trust, Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services, Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
Our vision for reconciliation is a nation where Indigenous peoples have equal and equitable opportunities to reach their destinations. We envisage a business and society that is enriched by their cultural diversity.
To deliver this, we launched Viva Energy’s inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan in November 2019.