Looking for a seaside summer job? Searoad Ferries is heavily recruiting following a $15.9m terminal makeover

Subscribe to Forte Magazine


Looking for a seaside summer job? Searoad Ferries is heavily recruiting following a $15.9m terminal makeover

This marks Searoad Ferries’ biggest recruitment drive in its 35 year history.

Searoad Ferries’ multimillion-dollar Queenscliff terminal expansion is set to open in December and the company is searching for more than 25 new staff to operate its new state-of-the-art passenger terminal, café, events space, and is also recruiting for ferry operational positions.

“It’s the biggest recruitment drive in the company’s 35-year history,” says CEO Matt McDonald. We’ll be increasing our workforce by 25% and assembling a team that will deliver a range of unique experiences. “If you’re keen to join an innovative and award-winning tourism and transport operator, then a career at Searoad Ferries could be just the ticket.”

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around the region here

Renowned for its fun and vibrant work culture, a wide variety of roles are available. In the Hospo team, prospective staff can choose from jobs including chefs, duty managers, events supervisors and front-of-house team members. There are customer service roles, marine operations manager, marketing and accounts positions, and traineeships. Not to mention a range of casual summer job opportunities.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Searoad Ferries (@searoadferries)

Situated beachside on the stunning Bellarine Peninsula, the brand new, architecturally designed venue, is a hospitality setting and contemporary ferry terminal unlike anything else in the state.

The redevelopment of the Queenscliff Ferry Terminal has been in the works for more than 10 years, with the Geelong City Deal greatly helping to bring the project to life. The new building design will give ferry passengers a world-class experience including better visitor facilities, improved disability access, safer access for pedestrians, a revitalised café and new boardwalk.

Matt and the team are extremely proud of the reputation Searoad Ferries has established in the tourism and transport sectors and he says around one million people travel the ‘sea road’ crossing Victoria’s Port Phillip Bay 365 days a year.

“Our customers are our inspiration, and we are focused on connecting people and places through excellent experiences. We offer a vibrant workplace where we consistently exceed customer expectations and support the local community.”

Searoad Ferries has operated the Queenscliff-Sorrento Ferry service, linking Victoria’s Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas, since 1987. It’s continued investment and commitment to excellence has seen the business grow to become the busiest car and passenger ferry service in Australia.

Ferry services provide 150 jobs and generate $176 million in tourism and visitor activity, supporting a further 850 jobs. The terminal has supported 63 new jobs in the construction phase and an additional 22 new ongoing jobs within the ferry operation.  These new ongoing jobs will bring economic growth to the Borough of Queenscliff and the Bellarine Peninsula.

Browse the unique job opportunities on offer here