Employment Application Guidelines

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Our recruitment process

The Goulburn-Murray Water recruitment process is designed to give you the best opportunity to express your suitability for the vacant positions that are advertised or to indicate your interest in future positions.

Stage one - Applications

Applications for specific positions advertised

Apply using the GMW application form. For each position advertised there will be an application form attached for completion. The application form must be completed accurately and in full. Please forward your CV and completed application form to  recruitment@gmwater.com.au. It is important to provide all the details required at this stage.

Please click here to view all current vacancies.

Submitting your application

Applications marked 'Confidential' must be sent to recruitment@gmwater.com.au

Or via post to:

Recruitment (People and Culture)
Goulburn-Murray Water
PO Box 165
Tatura VIC 3616

Acknowledgement of application

When you apply for a job or express interest in future opportunities with GMW, you can expect to receive a confirmation email that your application or expression of interest has been received. Please note this is not applicable for postal applications. 

Stage two - Interview process

Review the application

GMW will review your application form and CV and determine a shortlist of applicants.

If you are selected to proceed through the selection process you will be contacted and advised of the next stage. If you are unsuccessful at this stage, you will be notified by email.

Candidates who are short listed are invited to attend an interview with relevant company and Human Resources representatives. Objectives of the interviews are to:

  • Enable the interview panel to determine the person best suited to the position
  • Provide the candidate with information about the company and position.

On completion of the interview stage, the interview panel will determine the most suitable candidate based on the person’s fit to the position requirements. Unsuccessful candidates will be advised by phone on the outcome of their interview.

Stage three - Background checks


Reference checks are completed as part of the selection process to confirm the interviewer's assessment of the candidate. The candidate's permission must be obtained before formal reference checks are carried out. The purpose is to confirm factual information about the candidate's previous work history and achievements, and to assist in determining suitability to our business.

National police check

Recommended applicants will be required to undertake a national police check. The cost of such will be reimbursed by Goulburn-Murray Water.

Pre-employment medical

We are strongly committed to maintaining a healthy workplace. Prior to a final selection decision candidates may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical examination. This may also include a functional capacity assessment and a check of prior Work Cover claims to ascertain whether you can perform the inherent requirements of the position without endangering, or posing a risk to the health and safety of yourself or others. If a medical check is required, our service provider will contact you to arrange an appointment with a medical centre nominated by GMW. The cost of which will be paid for by GMW.


Additional Information

Your application must be received by the position close date, as specified in each advertisement. We cannot guarantee that late applications will be accepted.

If you require further technical information with regard to the position, there is a contact name within the position description/advertisement for further information.

GMW is an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. GMW encourages people with diverse backgrounds, experience and perspectives to apply.


Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) protects your privacy by collecting and handling your personal information in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014. Personal information collected in relation to your employment application will be used to process and assess your application. If you do not provide GMW with your personal information, GMW may not be able to process your employment application.

Disclosure of such information is usually limited to GMW employees, agents and contractors. At times, GMW may be legally required to disclose personal information, for instance to the police, courts or other authorised organisations such as the Australian Taxation Office and Centrelink.

When you provide information about another individual such as a referee, you acknowledge that you are authorised to provide that information and the individual has been made aware that they may be contacted by one of our representatives. Any health information provided in your application will be handled in accordance with the requirements of the Health Records Act 2001.

You may gain access to and correct your personal information under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic). For further information regarding GMW’s privacy statement please refer to our  privacy webpage.