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Why Choose the Port

Why Choose the Port

Spanning across the Ports of Townsville and Lucinda, and servicing Abbott Point, our team is made up of some of the most unique and diverse roles, and our people are involved in some of the industry’s most interesting and challenging projects.

With over 90 defined roles, we have many opportunities available - from working on water captaining a vessel; piloting a 20-meter ship through our narrow channel; or maintaining our wharfs and assets, to more land based roles such as engineering design; attracting trade, business and talent; or advancing our information, communications and technology, we have a role for you.

We recognise the outstanding achievements of our people through our annual Employee Excellence Awards and provide our people with unlimited access to ongoing development through our online learning portal.  We also offer a range of employee benefits including flexible working arrangements, capability to work from home and generous health and wellbeing programs, like Fitness Passport.  We value our people’s opinions and give them avenues to voice those opinions such as our employee engagement surveys and our Employee Working Group.

We are building on our current initiatives and will implement new ones to ensure that our people are equipped to meet the challenges of the future. 

This is supported through our 30 year plan – 2050 Port Vision

Competitive Salary Rates
Competitive Salary Rates

We offer a range of competitive salaries, which we negotiate under our Enterprise Bargaining Agreements. Salaries are subject to annual incremental increases for most employees.

Career Development
Career Development

Development Assistance; Internal Training; Mentoring/Coaching

Supporting families and personal lives
Supporting families and personal lives

We support families by providing generous paid parental leave entitlements, with either 26 weeks of full pay for parental leave or 14 weeks of full pay for primary caregiver leave.

Our flexible work arrangements allow you to vary your work arrangements to balance your personal and professional lives.

Salary sacrifice
Salary sacrifice

A range of salary packaging options are available to you, including superannuation, novated leases and leave.

Health & Wellbeing and the Port lifestyle
Health & Wellbeing and the Port lifestyle

We strive to provide a healthy and safe working environment for all of our People but know that your health and wellbeing doesn’t end when you leave the Port. Find out how we support your physical and mental health by combining work with a healthy outlook. From Fitness Passport access to free counselling for employees and immediate family, we support your wellbeing in many ways.