Veolia Environmental Services (Australia) Pty ltd trading as Veolia Australia and New Zealand

Exemption no: 21/08/065

Date granted: 6/10/2021

Date of expiry: 06/10/2024

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 13/10/2021

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(d)


This exemption was granted to permit Veolia Australia and New Zealand to advertise, recruit and employ female waste collection drivers through a targeted recruitment and driver training campaign at operational sites across Tasmania, on the basis that:

  • The targeted campaign aims to appoint 6 of the 12 current vacancies of waste collection driver positions to female applicants;
  • The remaining 6 positions will be open to all applicants;
  • Subject to vacancies, the targeted campaign will be run each year until 2024 with the aim of creating an improved gender-balanced workforce at its Tasmanian operational sites;
  • Participants will be offered ongoing roles upon successful completion of the training program, increasing the female participation and retention in its Tasmanian operational workforce; and
  • Veolia Australia and New Zealand continues to promote, encourage and support women in the industry to improve the recruitment and the retention of women in its workforce.