Working at Gordon River Cruises

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Do you want to work with one of Tasmania's best guided touring experiences?

Gordon River Cruises is located in Strahan, on the edge of Macquarie Harbour. Our cruise experiences provide guests the rare opportunity to experience the UNESCO Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area. It is one of the most spectacular wilderness experiences that Tasmania has to offer.

Crew members are immersed in the history and secrets of the the majestic river and Macquarie Harbour and share these tales with our curious passengers.

As part of RACT Destinations, a proudly Tasmanian owned and operated tourism business, we're often looking for people to join our team. You can view our full list of available positions here.

Our Welcome to You

The Gordon RIver is one of Tasmania’s most unique destinations. Being part of an exciting tourism business in such a picturesque location is something we consider to be truly special. 

Working with our team creates opportunities to learn about multiple operational departments across the cruise business, as well as at our other regional properties. This opportunity to grow and diversify is a genuine benefit of working with RACT Destinations.

Geoff Eyers, General Manager, Gordon River Cruises

Why Work With Us?

  • Passionate, committed and supportive team
  • Tranquil natural setting 
  • Access to local experiences
  • Part of RACT Destinations, offering career progression opportunties
  • Tasmanian owned and operated
  • Access to discounted staff accommodation

Take a Look Around...

Work and Play

  • Live nestled between rugged mountains and the mighty Gordon River
  • Strahan is on the doorstep of the iconic local attraction, West Coast Wilderness Railway
  • Enjoy whisky and wine tastings overlooking Macquarie Harbour at Restaurant View 42°
  • Excellent bike riding, hiking and sand tobogganning nearby
  • Near one of the last expanses of temperate rainforests on the planet
  • Approximately 5 hours drive from Hobart and 3.5 hours from Launceston

Questions?

Do you provide accommodation for staff? How much does it cost?

Yes, all of our Destinations properties and operations have accomodation for staff. Gordon River Cruises offers a variety of staff accommodation, all located within walking distance or a very short drive of the terminal. Couples may share a double room at a discounted rate.

All accommodation is fully furnished, including bed linen and cooking equipment. Please enquire with People Services for rental prices.

Does it matter if I don't have my own transport?

Many employees, especially our seasonal staff and working holiday makers, come to Gordon River Cruises and our other properties without their own transport. We ask all new employees to make their own way to Strahan to commence induction before starting work – we can assist with transport options if required.

If your assigned staff accommodation is offsite, you will need to arrange your own transport to and from work. Having your own vehicle is useful if you wish to explore the broader area, as there is very limited local public transport.

Our People Services team will provide you with more information about induction if you are offered a position with Gordon River Cruises.

What will I need to wear? Do you have a uniform?

Yes, all of our RACT Destinations employees are required to wear a uniform. In most cases, we will provide branded items of clothing such as shirts, aprons and jackets at no charge – we ask employees to provide their own appropriate footwear.

The People Services team will provide you with more specific information regarding uniforms if you are offered a position with Gordon River Cruises.

What are your pay rates?

All of our positions are covered by the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010. Many positions are casual and are paid by the hour in accordance with their classification under the Award.

If you would like to know more about the rate of pay for a particular position, please contact the People Services team member listed at the bottom of the relevant job advertisement.

What does your recruitment process look like? How long will it be until I hear back from you?

When you apply for a position via the RACT website, your resume is uploaded to our online recruitment system and will be reviewed by the People Services team. You will receive an acknowledgement email to confirm that your application has been received.  Many of our casual positions are advertised on an ongoing basis and do not have a specific closing date, so applications are reviewed as they are received. We endeavour to contact applicants as soon as we can to keep them updated on the progress of their application, but cannot always respond immediately.

If you would like to know about the status of a vacancy, please contact the People Services team member listed at the bottom of the relevant job advertisement.

What's it like at Gordon River Cruises? What can I do in my free time?

Gordon RIver Cruises is based in Strahan, which is located on Tasmania's west coast on the edge of one of the last expanses of temperate rain forest found on the planet. Activities such as hiking, camping, four wheel driving, fishing, boating and sightseeing are popular.

Is there a reliable phone reception at Gordon River Cruises? Can I access the internet?

Telstra’s network works best in Strahan. Optus works quite well, but is more reliable in Queenstown and Zeehan.

What would I need to bring with me to Gordon River Cruises?

New employees need to bring only their personal belongings with them to property, as all of our staff accommodation is fully furnished. You may also bring your own bed linen if you wish. We recommend that you bring some warm clothing and sturdy shoes to cater for all types of weather.

Who can I talk to if I have more questions?

If you have questions about a specific position, please contact RACT's People Services team member listed at the bottom of the relevant job advertisement. For general enquiries, please contact the People Services team on 03 6236 4345 or at peopleservices@ract.com.au. Alternatively, you can contact Geoff Eyers (General Manager, Gordon River Cruises) on 03 6471 4300 or at g.eyers@gordonrivercruises.com.au.

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