East Sale Region


The city of Sale and the surrounding region, has a long and proud relationship with the RAAF stretching back more than 65 years. RAAF Base East Sale is very much part of the Sale and Gippsland community. RAAF Base East Sale personnel and their families make up a large part of Sale’s population.

The economy of the region is rich and diverse with significant employment in oil and gas, power generation, construction, education, medical, public service and retail. There are many employers seeking skilled and willing staff.

Wellington Shire Council is often seeking staff in a broad range of areas and has a record of employing partners of Defence personnel. Council jobs can be found at

Wellington Shire Jobs

The district surrounding Sale has strong employment in dairy, vegetable and timber industries with Maffra being the home of Murray Goulburn and Heyfield having a state-of-the-art timber mill. It also has strong employment in medical professions and services, and social services such as aged care as well as correctional services.

Latrobe City, 45 minutes drive from Sale is the third largest city in regional Victoria. It contains the regional offices of many state government departments and also includes federal government agencies such as ASIC.

Bairnsdale is 45 minutes north of Sale and is the home of Patties Foods (Four and Twenty Pies) and One Harvest as well as a hospital and a strong retail sector.

Employers are constantly seeking staff as evidenced by the job advertisements in local newspapers. They would welcome expressions of interest and CVs from partners of Defence employees.


A great way to make connections and to maintain professional skills while waiting to enter the workforce is to join the many volunteers in our communities. Visit the website www.volunteeringwellington.com.au to see the many opportunities.


This program provides funding towards training and employment services for partners of Defence personnel


The best way to access Defence Community Organisation services is to contact the all-hours Defence Family Helpline on DefenceFamilyHelpline@defence.gov.au or 1800 624 608.


WorkHire and GBS Recruitment, operate in Sale and the surrounding region placing temporary and permanent staff with a broad range of employers.


Work Hire Australia Pty Ltd is a personnel agency based in Sale, Victoria providing a professional and realistic placement service to the oil and gas industryemergency serviceslocal shires, and many other businesses in the local area.

If you are looking for work, whether it is full time, part time, temporary/casual employment, Work Hire Australia will take the time to provide you with advice on career development, identify training opportunities, provide interview techniques and assist with resume preparation.

With staff experienced in a wide range of industries, they are able to identify job opportunities for the individuals that are often outside the box.

For more information on how Work Hire can help you, call them now on 5144 7488 or register on their website: http://workhireaustralia.com.au/ 

GBS Recruitment

GBS Recruitment has offices and clients throughout Gippsland. The company recruits permanent, casual and contract staff for a broad range of businesses.

GBS Recruitment has had very positive experiences in assisting the partners of personnel from RAAF Base East Sale connect with local employers. 

To check out their vacancies or register with them as a job candidate call them on 5144 2344 or visit the website GBS Recruitment

DFP Recruitment

DFP Recruitment Services is a leading recruitment company. Established in 1981, DFP has developed a reputation for delivering specialist services in temporary, permanent and volume staffing services combined with ethics, integrity and professionalism.

DFP offers a broad range of recruitment solutions aligned with best practice methodologies, leading edge assessment tools and Consultants whose expertise have been developed over the longevity of their tenure at DFP.

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