Amazon Australia will open a sort centre at Goodman Group’s new Amaroo Business Park in Craigieburn, Melbourne this year. 

The operations site will sort customer orders to specialist roles including human resources, workplace health and safety to team leader positions. The new purpose-built site will be the company’s first dedicated sort centre in Australia, enabling Amazon to further enhance delivery speed for customers in Victoria and around the country.

Amazon Sort Centres are where already-picked-and-packed customer orders are sorted by final destination and then consolidated and shipped to last mile sites for delivery to customers. 

The 15,600 square metre sort centre has commenced construction in Craigieburn generating over 700 construction jobs. 

Commenting on the company’s investment in Melbourne, Amazon Australia director of operations, Craig Fuller said, “We chose Melbourne as the home of our first Australian fulfilment centre in 2017 and have continued to invest significantly in Victoria, providing employment for hundreds of Melbournians and improving delivery promises for our customers. 

“Opening our first sort centre in Melbourne signifies further our commitment to the state. It will create around 200 new local jobs for Melbourne ranging from entry level positions with on-the-job training to roles in IT, HR, and operations, all working in a safe and supportive environment, with competitive pay.

“We know the past few years have been tough for Melbournians and we’re grateful to have had the opportunity to support our Victorian customers by helping them get the items they need delivered to their homes and supporting thousands of small and medium sized Australian businesses in reaching their customers more efficiently,” he said.