Let the good times fly.

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When we started back in 2000, we had one route, two aircraft and a dedicated team of just 200 people. Today, we have over 70 aircraft flying to more than 30 destinations across Australia and team of 6000 (and counting).

With travel well and truly back, we are united by our ambition to be the most loved airline in Australia, and always go one step further for our customers, colleagues and our wider community.

Join the team to today and be part of something big.

Job Overview

  • Work type:

    Part Time

  • Location:


  • Job type:

    Ground Operations

  • Applications close:

    E. Australia Standard Time

Pit Crew

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

We’re the airline that’s always done things a little different. Our way. The Virgin way. For us, flying is so much more than simply taking off and landing (although we understand that is quite important). It’s about going the extra mile, in the air and on the ground, to create authentic experiences that put guests firmly at the heart of everything we do. 

And with flights beginning to ramp up again, now’s the perfect time to join a great team in a role that’ll literally help your career take off.  

Who we’re looking for:

Don’t mind a bit of hard work and manual labour? Happy to work outside - in rain, hail, or shine when necessary? We need strong, adaptable and reliable people to join the Virgin Australia Pit Crew team. It’s a challenging role, with a lot of responsibilities – from helping ensure our planes are turned around on time, to making sure everyone’s baggage gets where it needs to be, on time (and in one piece).

What you’ll be doing:

  • Carefully loading and unloading bags
  • Moving and loading freight
  • Pushing stairs and helping to open aircraft doors
  • Correctly handling cargo, oversized items and pets
  • Driving those little baggage tugs
  • Work in different teams, make new mates, and have a great time doing it
  • Loads more…

We’re looking for someone who…

  • Has brains AND brawn
  • Is legally able to live and work in Australia
  • Holds an unrestricted Australian Drivers Licence
  • Can work under pressure in an ever changing environment
  • Can work a rotating shift roster (including early starts, late finishes, weekends and public holidays)

What you’ll get from us:

Our people make Virgin Australia what it is. They’re the warm welcome at check in, the bright sparks who light up our aircraft cabins, the legends at Virgin HQ, and the cheeky grinning faces having a ball on the tarmac. In other words, the living embodiment of Virgin’s fun laid back, authentic spirit.

That’s why we’re committed to looking after you, with some of the best benefits and conditions in the industry – including (but not limited to):

  • Heavily discounted air travel for you and your loved ones (including $1000 worth of travel credits per year)
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Plenty of opportunities for career progression
  • Extensive training (No experience? No dramas!)
  • Recognition program Virgin Flair program with ability to earn velocity points
  • Family friendly policies
  • Competitive hourly salary, shift allowances and extra shifts (if available).

Equality rules:

You might end up wearing our uniform, but underneath you’re all individuals. We love that. And want you to be yourself. Whoever that is. That’s why we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, those of you with disabilities, people from diverse cultural backgrounds, our friends in the LGBTQI community, and anyone else who wants to join our rich, diverse family.


It’s kept us grounded for far too long. But we can’t ignore the impact it’s having, and will continue to have, in our industry. At Virgin Australia, the safety and security of our people, guests and operations comes first. Always. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive ‘Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Policy’. In a nutshell, to work with us, you’ll need to comply with our (and the airport’s) rules and regulations. And be fully vaxxed.


Ready to apply?

Read everything carefully, get your CV and references ready, fill out the application and submit it here.

If you have any questions about the process, check out our FAQ’s.


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