Why work for us?


At Wannon Water, work is more than just a job and a good salary. It’s a career that challenges, excites and rewards us. You’ll work hard to deliver high standards of service for our customers, our communities and your colleagues, and you’ll be rewarded for your efforts.

Inclusion and diversity

We’re committed to an inclusive workplace that embraces and promotes diversity and where everyone is treated with respect and feels valued.

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We've set ambitious inclusion and diversity targets because we believe we need to keep evolving our thinking and challenging our practices. We want to work with the wider community and commit to making inclusion a business and cultural norm. It’s simply the right thing to do.

We offer a range of initiatives and programs to support the delivery of our Inclusion and Diversity Plan, including:

  • Cultural awareness training and education
  • Accessibility training and education
  • Connecting with inclusion and diversity thought leaders, such as membership with the Diversity Council of Australia
  • Our Reconciliation Action Plan outlines our commitment to delivering genuine and meaningful actions and outcomes as we work in partnership with Elders and Traditional Custodians in our region
  • Our Gender Equality Action Plan highlights the specific actions we are taking to create an equitable workforce with equal opportunities for all genders
  • Creating a forum for information and experiences across the water industry, including a collective library of toolkits, resources and relevant case studies on flexible working.

We are Work180 endorsed employer for women 

We recognise the importance of being an organisation that’s diverse, inclusive and supports women in the workplace. That’s why we've been accredited with Work180 since 2019, an international jobs network that connects employers with talented women.

“WORK180 only endorses employers that are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. These organizations recognize the moral and economic necessity for gender equity, and their collective efforts are raising workplace standards to make this happen. We support, celebrate, and raise the profile of these organizations so that women can find workplaces where they can thrive.”

Our culture, policies and benefits have been vetted by Work180 to ensure that we are a workplace suited to the needs of female professionals.

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Health and wellbeing

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We’re the first Victorian water authority to achieve all six health areas in the Healthy Workplaces Achievement Program. This recognises our outstanding health and wellbeing efforts and demonstrates that we hold our people at the heart of our business.

  • Employee assistance program (counselling services)
  • Health and wellbeing program
  • Free annual health checks, skin checks and flu immunisations
  • Mental health and resilience training and education opportunities
  • Social networking opportunities via our Activities and Events team
  • Health and wellbeing events, including blood donation, R U OK day and Mental Health Week.

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Professional development and growth

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We recognise that the professionalism, capability and effectiveness of our workforce is linked to our success, providing:

  • Extensive internal training opportunities and self-paced programs including eLearning and online webinars
  • Targeted training programs for personal and professional growth
  • Support for further education, tertiary support and study leave
  • External leadership programs including the International Water Centre, Leadership Great South Coast, The Observership Program and more
  • In-house people management programs
  • Mentoring program
  • Secondment opportunities 
  • Corporate volunteering.

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Education programs and pathways

We also provide a range of education programs and pathways for those entering or new to the workforce to further support local regional jobs:

  • Engineering scholarship
  • Graduate scholarships
  • Graduate program
  • Work experience
  • Traineeships
  • Apprenticeships

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Flexibility

We believe the future of work is about creating a sustainable lifestyle and family-friendly workplace culture now.

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We are proudly certified by Family Friendly Workplaces, a community of progressive organisations united in driving global change by creating family-friendly workplaces. In May 2021, Parents At Work and UNICEF Australia developed a set National Work + Family Standards, and launched the Family Inclusive Workplace certification to recognise organisations committed to supporting employees meet their work, family and wellbeing needs. 

We aim to improve the work life wellbeing of employees and their families by implementing leading policies and practices that foster a family inclusive culture. This includes comprehensive support for flexible work, parental leave, family care and family wellbeing.

We offer a range of flexible working arrangements:

  • Rostered days off
  • Purchased annual leave
  • Part-time and job share arrangements
  • Transition to retirement
  • Work from home
  • Generous paid paternal leave (for both primary and secondary carers)

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Liveability

Why choose Warrnambool and South West Victoria? 

There is something for everyone here. Our region is full of amazing opportunities to enjoy, explore and experience, including art, culture, food, music, history, sports, nature, outdoor activities, events and more.

“Vibrant, dynamic and fast-growing...it’s easy to see why Warrnambool city is consistently ranked as one of the most liveable locations in Australia. It's Victoria's largest coastal city outside Port Phillip Bay.

Be it for the natural wonders at your doorstep, the affordable housing, or the laid-back lifestyle, you’ll enjoy being a part of amazing Warrnambool.” 

To learn more about living in our region, including information on housing, schools and healthcare explore the Regional Living website.

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