Bring on wonderful careers.

We're on a mission to bring new and uplifting experiences to our guests, transforming flying from simply 'nice', to something wonderful.

Like any good mission, this one starts with our people.

Which is why we encourage our team to embody the fun, laid back, authentic spirit we've become famous for. Because when they're free to be themselves, they're better able to own their personal responsibilities and go the extra mile to help our guests.

Job Overview

  • Work type:

    Full Time

  • Location:


  • Job type:

    Flight Operations

  • Applications close:

    W. Australia Standard Time

A320 First Officer - Expression of Interest

  • A320 First Officers - Expression of Interest
  • Perth based.
  • 28-day roster period
  • Most nights at home base

Hello. We’re Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA). And we’re back (in a big way).

Shortly we will be recruiting Pilots to join the VARA team as First Officers on the Airbus A320 fleet.

Be part of a success story that is getting better day by day. We’re driven by our ambition to be Australia’s most loved airline – with on-going strong demand for resource-industry flying, and for services to regional centres, and flying activity that exceeds pre-pandemic levels.

Why join now

This is a role for commercial pilots who are motivated by having outstanding work-life balance and being part of an airline that puts safety first. You’ll also enjoy.

  • Guaranteed weekend off per roster, plus minimal overnight trips
  • Six weeks of annual leave
  • Flexible roster options, including part-time, 60% or 80%
  • Long-term career pathways within the Virgin Australian Group

As a VARA employee, you’ll access our extensive benefits including heavily discounted travel for you and your loved ones on the Virgin Australia network and international airline partners, discounts on insurance, car hire, accommodation, and insurance worldwide.

You’ll be great in this role if you have…

  • A current Australian ATPL or Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and passes in all Australian ATPL theory subjects
  • Current Australian Instrument Rating with MEA, IAP 2D and IAP 3D endorsement
  • English language proficiency Level 6
  • A valid Australian Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • MCC Certificate
  • Have the following relevant experience:
    • Have a minimum total flight time of 1000 hours.
    • Have a minimum multi engine command flight time of 500 hours, or
    • Have a minimum total flight time of 500 hours as First Officer on Multi Engine Transport Category Aircraft

Apply today

We’re now actively recruiting and processing applications quickly. Apply today so one of our team can be in touch.

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