Working in Australia

The success of BP in Australia goes hand in hand with the success of our people

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.  In everything we do, safety, reliability and efficiency are absolute priorities.

Careers Working in Australia

The diversity of our activities is reflected in our workforce of more than 7,000 people. We take on people from a range of backgrounds – talented men and women who bring their own particular strengths and personalities to an environment that fosters trust and collaboration.

Our Downstream business in Australia includes Kwinana refinery in Perth. Kwinana has a capacity of over 140,000 barrels of crude oil per day and is located within a few kilometres of the city, making it 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 21st century, 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. Find out more about joining our outstanding retail team and what opportunities are available.

GBS Australia & New Zealand

GBS Australia & New Zealand provides business services to BP group in Australia and New Zealand and is part of GBS, a global function set up to serve BP's businesses across the world.

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. 

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. 

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, developing your skills in line with your interests and ambitions, building your trust in BP and helping you to realize your full potential.

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 and opens up a wide array of future career possibilities for all employees.

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 in Australia is an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity and inclusion in our workforce. We work as one team, bringing together people from a range of backgrounds whose different perspectives enrich our business. That’s why we value diversity and inclusion. Everyone at BP is treated fairly, with respect, and is encouraged to voice their opinion. Each member of the team knows what is expected of them and is given every opportunity to realize their potential in a pleasant, supportive and collaborative environment. 

Both in our industry and outside, we’ve been recognized 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

Interested in student and graduate opportunities in Australia?