Employment

When Paddy ‘Austin’ Pallin started this business in 1930, he didn’t have much – just a love of the outdoors and a thirst for his next great adventure. Over his long life he enjoyed hundreds of these journeys with his family and his colleagues, and today that 90+ year tradition of shared experience is still the heartbeat of our business. 

Paddy Pallin is a growing, dynamic and iconic Australian retailer. The name Paddy Pallin certainly means many things to many people. For some it brings to mind the genial personality of one of Australia's pioneer bushwalkers. Others will recognise the name from the label of an old sleeping bag or rucksack that has given a generation of faithful service in the outdoors. For most people however, the name is associated with a group of specialist retail stores catering for travellers and outdoor enthusiasts.

When job positions become available we will be recruiting customer centric team players who can demonstrate prior knowledge and passion in lightweight outdoor and travel activities and gear, and in assisting others to get the right gear and tips for their adventures.

 

Why work for us?

  • Iconic heritage retailer that is third generation family owned.
  • Surround yourself with colleagues and customers who share your passion for outdoor adventure.
  • Work with our expertly curated range of products and leading brands.
  • Very generous product discounts from us and our brands.
  • Upskill with our expert-led in-store training programs to better your product, service, destination, and general retail knowledge.
  • Share in Paddy Pallin’s legacy to conserve our natural environment through our Don’t Bag the Environment campaign, waste minimisation, and awareness of specific environmental issues.
  • Access to our 4-day paid Volunteer leave program for full-time employees.
  • Be acknowledged for your years of service and receive our Adventure Bonus Grant.
  • Access to Paddy Pallin’s paid Parental leave. 

 

Recruitment Form

Please fill out and include the Recruitment Form when applying for a position at Paddy Pallin. 


Current Opportunities:

Employment opportunities are not limited to what is listed. Submit your form to try your chances or check with your local Paddy Pallin store to learn what opportunities exist. 

 

Melbourne City Store, VIC - Sales Assistant (Full-Time)

Our Melbourne CBD store is looking for an enthusiastic Full-Time staff member with outdoor and travel experience. Join our friendly and inclusive team, who share our purpose of human-powered journeys in, and the conservation of, our natural and cultural heritage. Get generous employee discounts on premium gear!

If you’d like to apply, please drop off your resume, with your completed Recruitment Form, to the Store Manager or email it to melbourne@paddypallin.com.au.

 

Sydney CBD Store, NSW - Sales Assistant (Full-Time)

Our Sydney CBD store is looking for two enthusiastic Full-Time staff members with outdoor and travel experience. Join our friendly and inclusive team, who share our purpose of human-powered journeys in, and the conservation of, our natural and cultural heritage. Get generous employee discounts on premium gear!

If you’d like to apply, please drop off your resume, with your completed Recruitment Form, to the Store Manager or email it to sydney@paddypallin.com.au.  

 

Fortitude Valley Store, QLD - Sales Assistant (Casual)

Our Fortitude Valley store is looking for an enthusiastic casual staff member with outdoor and travel experience. If you’d like to apply, please drop off your CV (with cover letter detailing your relevant experience), and a completed Recruitment Form, to the Store Manager.

Due to the expected number of applicants, we will only be able to respond to those applicants called for an interview.

 

Current Opportunities:

Employment opportunities are not limited to what is listed. Submit your form to try your chances or check with your local Paddy Pallin store to learn what opportunities exist. 

 

Lidcombe, Sydney, NSW – Financial Accountant (Full-time)

Paddy Pallin’s growth means we are expanding our accounting team and seeking an experienced accountant with previous accounting in the retail or wholesale context, or auditing, to work with our Finance Manager and the accounting team. Be challenged by the diversity of technical, compliance, and practical responsibilities.

Read more and submit your application via LinkedIn.

 

Lidcombe, Sydney, NSW – Payroll Officer / Accounts Payable Officer (Full-time/Part-time)

If you're passionate about the outdoors and like to work with numbers, we have a fantastic opportunity to join the team as a payroll officer and accounts payable officer for Paddy Pallin and Outdoor Agencies (our sister company). The position can be full-time or part-time and is suited to someone who ideally has experience in a similar or accounting-based role.

If this position interests you, please see the detailed description here and send your CV and cover letter to Peter Keeley at pkeeley@paddypallin.com.au

 

Melbourne City Store [Hybrid Available], VIC - Partnerships and Activities Coordinator (Full-Time)

Are you passionate about fostering community engagement and creating impactful partnerships? We are thrilled to announce a rare opportunity for a dynamic individual to join our team as a Partnerships and Activities Coordinator in Victoria. As the driving force behind in-store and out-of-store customer-focused activities, you will play a pivotal role in enhancing our brand presence and supporting local communities. If you thrive on organising workshops, forging partnerships, and being a key liaison, we invite you to join our Melbourne City store team. This role offers a hybrid work option, allowing you to contribute both in-store and remotely. Join us in promoting adventure, conservation, and positive experiences in the great outdoors! 

See the attached job description to learn more.

If you’d like to apply, please email your resume to Emma, the Partnerships and Sustainability Manager, at ewilliams@paddypallin.com.au.

 

Melbourne City Store, VIC - Sales Assistant (Full-Time)

Our Melbourne CBD store is looking for an enthusiastic Full-Time staff member with outdoor and travel experience. Join our friendly and inclusive team, who share our purpose of human-powered journeys in, and the conservation of, our natural and cultural heritage. Get generous employee discounts on premium gear!

If you’d like to apply, please drop off your resume, with your completed Recruitment Form, to the Store Manager or email it to melbourne@paddypallin.com.au.

 

Sydney CBD Store, NSW - Sales Assistant (Full-Time)

Our Sydney CBD store is looking for two enthusiastic Full-Time staff members with outdoor and travel experience. Join our friendly and inclusive team, who share our purpose of human-powered journeys in, and the conservation of, our natural and cultural heritage. Get generous employee discounts on premium gear!

If you’d like to apply, please drop off your resume, with your completed Recruitment Form, to the Store Manager or email it to sydney@paddypallin.com.au.  

 

Katoomba Store, NSW - Sales Assistant (Full-Time)

Our Katoomba store is looking for an enthusiastic full-time staff member with a passion for, and experience in, outdoor and travel adventures. Previous retail experience is advantageous. Get generous employee discounts on premium gear. Join our friendly and inclusive team, who share our purpose of human-powered journey’s in, and the conservation of, our natural and cultural heritage.

 

Fortitude Valley Store, QLD - Sales Assistant (Casual)

Our Fortitude Valley store is looking for an enthusiastic casual staff member with outdoor and travel experience. If you’d like to apply, please drop off your CV (with cover letter detailing your relevant experience), and a completed Recruitment Form, to the Store Manager.

Due to the expected number of applicants, we will only be able to respond to those applicants called for an interview.

 

Katoomba Store, NSW- Sales Assistant (Casual)

Our Katoomba store is looking for an enthusiastic casual staff member with a passion for, and experience in, outdoor and travel adventures. Previous retail experience is advantageous. Get generous employee discounts on premium gear. Join our friendly and inclusive team, who share our purpose of human-powered journey’s in, and the conservation of, our natural and cultural heritage.

If you’d like to apply, please drop off your resume, to the Store Manager or email it to katoomba@paddypallin.com.au. 

 

We recognise that people who have completed The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award can demonstrate initiative and skills such as teamwork and communication.

Current Opportunities:

Employment opportunities are not limited to what is listed. Submit your form to try your chances or check with your local Paddy Pallin store to learn what opportunities exist. 

 

Melbourne Store, VIC- Sales Assistant (Full-time)

Our Melbourne store is looking for an enthusiastic Full-time staff member with a passion for, and experience in, outdoor and travel adventures.

Get generous employee discounts on premium gear. Join our friendly and inclusive team, who share our purpose of human-powered journey’s in, and the conservation of, our natural and cultural heritage.

If you’d like to apply, please drop off your resume, with your completed Recruitment Form, to the Store Manager or email it to melbourne@paddypallin.com.au

 

Perth Store, WA – Assistant Manager (Full-time)

We have a position available now for a customer-centric Assistant Manager, with a passion for, and experience in, outdoor and travel adventures.

Get generous employee discounts on premium gear. Join our friendly and inclusive team, who share our purpose of human-powered journey’s in, and the conservation of, our natural and cultural heritage.

If you’d like to apply, please drop off your resume, with your completed Recruitment Form, to the Store Manager or email it to perth@paddypallin.com.au

 

Fortitude Valley Store, QLD – Assistant Manager 3IC (Full-time)

We have a position available now for a customer-centric Assistant Manager 3IC, with a passion for, and experience in, outdoor and travel adventures.

Get generous employee discounts on premium gear. Join our friendly and inclusive team, who share our purpose of human-powered journey’s in, and the conservation of, our natural and cultural heritage.

If you’d like to apply, please drop off your resume, with your completed Recruitment Form, to the Store Manager or email it to fortitudevalley@paddypallin.com.au

 

Fortitude Valley Store, QLD - Sales Assistant (Casual)

Our Fortitude Valley store is looking for an enthusiastic casual staff member with outdoor and travel experience. If you’d like to apply, please drop off your resume, with your completed Recruitment Form, to the Store Manager or email it to fortitudevalley@paddypallin.com.au.

Due to the expected number of applicants, we will only be able to respond to those applicants called for an interview.

 

Lifetime Club Membership

Join the Paddy Pallin Club for $10.00 and receive a 10% discount on all future purchases.*

Benefits

Exclusive Club Member sales, promotions, and events!
*Club Member discount not applicable to gift cards and services such as repairs. Discount may not be used in conjuction with any offer