Geraldton Fishermen's Co-operative Rock Lobster Exporters


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Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative is the largest rock lobster processor in the world, employing around 400 permanent and casual staff each year.

Our peak recruitment period for casual roles, such as Seafood Processing Attendants (SPAs) and truck drivers, starts in late November and until March-April. We recruit these positions in Geraldton in the Midwest and Fremantle and Welshpool in Perth.

If you are interested in applying for a casual position, please head to our Jobs Portal Page, where you can learn more and apply online in under 10 minutes.

Common Questions about our Seafood Processing Attendant Recruitment

When does your peak season start and finish?

Western rock lobster is caught all year round, but our peak recruitment period for casual team members coincides with the peak fishing period for Western rock lobster. The high season begins around the middle of November and runs through to March-April.

If you can’t work the whole peak period, that’s ok! Come and join us for as long as possible (such as uni holidays or working visa period). Just let us know when you are available in your application.

We will have ongoing positions for some team members keen to stay on with reduced hours over the quieter period.

What locations are you recruiting?

We’re recruiting in all our main processing facility locations; these include;
Welshpool (Police Clearance Required)

What pay and benefits do you offer?

We offer an attractive starting rate of $28.26 per hour to our seafood processing team members who are 19 years of age or older. During our peak season (November to March), we pay a 10% bonus on top of the base rates. Generous penalty rates also apply for hours worked after 6 pm and weekends.

Applicable junior rates will apply in accordance with the Award legislation.

What are the hours of work like?

Our facilities run seven days a week, often from early morning to late evening. As a casual employee, you have flexibility on what shifts you accept!

We have shifts available all days of the week, and candidates that have broad availability across days and times of day during the week often find themselves with plenty of hours.

Each shift is at least three hours; depending on operational activity, shifts can run for eight to twelve hours during our busier months.

Do I need any skills or training?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences as we will provide all the necessary training to perform your job.

Some essentials include; the ability to lift up to 25kg safely, speak and read English, and have a great attitude.

Police clearance is required for our Welshpool location as we directly load cargo onto aircraft, and security requirements apply at this facility.

What tasks will I be doing as a seafood processing attendant?

Seafood attendant roles are dynamic, depending on what facility you work in. The main duties include;

– Sorting, grading, trimming, washing and packaging lobster
– Weighing, moving and preparation of lobster baskets for loading onto trucks
– Ticketing, sealing, taping and preparation of product for orders

We value our teammates and strive to develop skills and capacity of our staff. There is a structured training and advancement program for interested candidates, leading to high-level roles within the organisation.

What’s involved in the selection process?

We’ve made the application process as easy as possible for everyone. This means no interviews! Complete an application online at our Jobs Portal page, and we will reach out to discuss what location you prefer and the specific requirements (such as police clearance) around late November.

If successful, you will be sent all the necessary paperwork to get onboarded (all the necessaries like tax file declaration, contract, superannuation etc.).
Once onboarded, we will book you for a paid induction/trial shift!

After I have applied, when can I expect to start?

We routinely schedule orientation/onboarding shifts for new recruits. Once you’ve completed your application via our Jobs board, we’ll be in touch to schedule this with you.

Are You a Previous GFC Employee?

Were you a GFC employee last season working as a Seafood Processor in Fremantle or Welshpool? Are you interested in joining us for another busy, dynamic and fun season?
If the answer is YES, please click here and log in using the UKG username and password you were provided last year.  

If you don’t remember your login details, please contact our People Services team,,   and they will assist you with accessing your UKG account.

We look forward to welcoming you back to GFC.

Ready to Apply?

Click on the image below to be taken to our Jobs Portal; select the role you’re interested in and apply today!

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Other Positions Currently Recruiting

We also recruit for various roles in administration, marketing, manufacturing, transport and logistics, finance, research, and general operations. These listings appear on our Jobs Portal.

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Our Five Key Values

Our five key values help define our business and how we look after our Members, staff and communities.


The health and safety of our staff, visitors and contractors is our number one priority.


We value a strong and sustainable fishery and industry. The health and vigour of our lobster is maintained at all times.


We aim for maximum productivity and lowest cost without compromising safety or quality.


We treat others as we would like to be treated, and we act with integrity at all times.

Continuous Improvement

We constantly strive for improvement and innovation in all areas, in order to maximise returns to members.

Career Opportunities

If you are interested in working for Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative, please view a complete list of vacancies on our Jobs Board.


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