Working in Australia

Join more than 5,000 employees in Australia and add your energy and innovation to build and deliver the BP brand

Today, BP in Australia is involved in a whole range of activities, such as refining and marketing petroleum products and lubricants, as well as exploring for and producing natural gas and crude oil. 

Careers Working in Australia

Our interests in Australia encompass a range of activities. Further details on our range of corporate opportunities can be found below.

Our Downstream business in Australia includes two refineries. Kwinana in Perth has a capacity of over 140,000 barrels of crude oil per day and Bulwer Island in Brisbane has a capacity of approximately 100,000 barrels per day. Both are located within a few kilometres of the city which make them equally appealing from a professional and lifestyle perspective.

We have more than 20 fuel terminals located around the country. Our storage capacity and distribution reach allows us to serve our customers through a combination of road, rail and marine transportation options.

Castrol, a BP brand, produces some of the world’s best lubricants. Its products are synonymous with quality – Castrol’s motor oils are particularly well known, but Castrol also makes lubricants for every conceivable application on land, at sea and in the air. Our Kwinana refinery also developed and produces Opal fuel, a low-aromatic unleaded petrol which has been a key success factor in reducing petrol sniffing in remote communities.

We sell consumer fuels and lubricants through our network of almost 1,400 retail sites across Australia. BP Ultimate is the highest quality automotive fuel product available in Australia.

Our Upstream work includes the North West Shelf Venture which accounts for 80% of Australia’s liquefied natural gas production (LNG) and almost 25% of Australia’s crude oil production. Our work in the Great Australian Bight, off the coast of South Australia could lead to some of the most exciting hydrocarbon discoveries of the 21stcentury, opening up a completely new deepwater oil and gas province. It’s an incredible opportunity, not just for BP but for the whole of Australia. 

Professional, technical and corporate opportunities


Your challenging and rewarding career with BP could span the following disciplines:

  • Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Geosciences
  • Health, safety, security and environment (HSSE)
  • Mechanical trades
  • Electrical and instrumentation trades
  • Transport and logistics
  • Sales and marketing
  • Accounting and finance
  • Human resources
  • Procurement
  • Information technology
  • Retail

Retail opportunities


As one of the fastest growing retailers we offer customers convenience that spans food and drinks, convenient groceries, innovative services and a variety of products.

BP Connect

Whether customers are looking for groceries, confectionery, phone cards, newspapers or even ATM banking, BP Connect is the place to go.

Wild Bean Cafés

It’s where people on the move go for great Barista style coffee and fresh food.  Wild Bean Cafés are open now at BP Connect, seven days a week, 24 hours a day in many markets.

BP Express

Offers our customers quality food and beverages, groceries, magazines and much more.

BP Shops

Sell a variety of consumption goods, such as soft drinks, newspapers, confectionery and chips.

BP Fuels

At every site around the country we sell a full range of quality fuels, including BP Ultimate which offers more power and fewer emissions than any other fuel.

We are seeking customer focused and performance driven people who are committed to being the best in their field. To join our successful retail team and find out what opportunities are available, click here

Elite Customer Solutions


Elite Customer Solutions is a nationwide organization, providing business services to the BP Group of Companies in Australia and New Zealand. Elite forms part of BP’s Global Business Services organization.

Our Locations


Australia is widely regarded as a wonderful place to live given the climate, size and diversity of the country. Outdoor lifestyle, dining and entertaining is a huge part of our culture. Sport and outdoor recreation go hand in hand with most families and individuals – from surfing, swimming, cycling, beach activities to team sports plus the arts and entertainment festivals. Australians are passionate about locally grown food and produce and we are also avid watchers of sports including rugby, cricket, Australian Rules football, soccer and netball, to name a few.

We have employees in over thirty locations across Australia. Our head office is in Melbourne, a city that is often reported to have the highest quality of life in the world. It is the cultural capital of Australia, offering a variety of sporting events to watch or participate in, festivals of art and entertainment, extensive shopping options, an enviable food and café culture surrounded by large parks and beautiful gardens. Melbourne’s infrastructure, cycling and public transport schemes and economic prosperity contribute to its reputation as a superb place to live. 

Sydney is home to the Australian wing of our Castrol lubricants business. It is the largest city in Australia and one of the most cosmopolitan and attractive cities in the world, with an enviable lifestyle.

Our Bulwer Island Refinery is located in Brisbane, one of the world’s most laid back and friendly cities. It is full of culture and life, including award-winning restaurants, a vibrant arts scene and a city beach.

The Kwinina Refinery is located in Perth. Here you can enjoy a lifestyle that is dominated by the miles of pristine sandy beaches that surround the city. This is where most locals tend to spend their free time, although there are plenty of other things to do in the city, including shopping, restaurants and a celebrated live music scene.

Learning and development

Your development, both professionally and personally, is vital to ours as a company. We need your talent and drive to help us stay ahead of the competition. So we’re committed to investing in you and developing both your skills and your trust in BP. 

At all levels, our employees benefit from a huge amount of support, in both a formal and informal context. It’s built into the way our business is structured.

All employees can access myLearning, BP’s main training and development site. It’s full of learning and development information and details about optional courses that can be taken.

Our people prepare their own personal development plan with the help of myPlan, an intuitive performance management tool that can be used to identify areas that need development.

Diversity and inclusion

BP Australia is an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in our workforce. BP Australia encourages women, people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and people of culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for vacancies with BP.

Both in our industry and outside, we’ve been recognised for our commitment to making BP a great place to work.

We have been awarded a citation as an EOWA Employer of Choice for Women for three consecutive years – 2011, 2012 and 2013.

We are also a participating partner in the National Association of Women in Operations (NAWO) – the leading body that champions women in Australian operations.

Students and graduates

Students and graduates

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