Great place to work

Here, we don’t just talk about work life balance… we live it. With the flexibility to work onsite or a hybrid approach, we offer tailored flexible work plans along with a unique wellbeing program for every employee. These are just some of the perks of an organisation that truly understands its greatest assets – our people.

We offer something that most workplaces cannot – plenty of opportunities, an exciting future, work/life balance – all located along the pristine coastline of Phillip Island on the Bass Coast, Victoria.

With refreshed leadership and a positive culture, Westernport Water is leading the way as an employer of choice. We have successfully created an environment that enables our people to be their best.

We have developed, engaged and aligned high performing teams that live our values. Working with the best of the best, we have confidence in our workforce with a diverse range of capabilities and talents that reflect our community.

Together with this, we understand our responsibility in the Bass Coast and Phillip Island region as one of the largest Corporations in the area. Therefore we offer the chance to be part of a team that is passionate about making a positive contribution to its community.

Staff profiles

ChloeI started at Westernport Water over six years ago as a Customer Service Officer. It was not long before I moved into Debt Recovery & Hardship and then Revenue Coordinator. Now, I’m expanding my knowledge and working as the Asset Management Information Systems Coordinator.

That’s what I like most about Westernport Water – the professional growth that you can undertake.

The water treatment process really is amazing and I feel that you’re able to learn the business from end to end and have the opportunity to spend time with all departments, constantly learning. We’re small (in the Water Sector), but mighty!

I’m also fortunate to be the Intelligent Water Network Champion for Westernport Water which allows me to be involved in new technology trials and innovations with other Water Corps.

I have worked for Westernport Water for over 10 years, and in that time, I have had lots of opportunity to work in various roles and departments including customer service, meter reading, and even a stint at the Cowes Wastewater Treatment Plant.  I’ve also had the opportunity to further my education, completing a Certificate IV in Governance, a Diploma of Management. It’s a terrific place to work with friendly staff and a great way to interact with the community.

At Westernport Water, flexible working arrangements have been essential to balance my job responsibilities with studies. The organisation understands the importance of supporting employees who are pursuing higher education or other personal goals and has provided me with the necessary resources and accommodations to manage my workload while also completing my degree.

The customer service team’s supportive and collaborative culture makes it a pleasure to come to work each day, and I appreciate the unique perspectives and skills that each team member brings to the table.  In my current role, I enjoy being able to take on new challenges and responsibilities while also having the opportunity to make a positive impact on the community by ensuring that Westernport Water provides safe and reliable water services.

In my role at Westernport Water, I get to engage directly with the community to deliver sustainable outcomes through management of wastewater and its by-products at our treatment plants, including a recycled water scheme. Collaborations with research institutions are strongly supported by Westernport Water. One of these current trials includes the application of biosolids (a by-product of the sewerage treatment process) to repair salt affected land in our community. This assists in minimising the waste generation at our treatment plants with the benefit of improving agricultural soils.

With a family like atmosphere, Westernport Water provides a great work/life balance, enabling you to strive in your chosen field while also allowing opportunity to gain insight into other aspects of its services. You may even enjoy a morning surf before work- what a place to work!