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Employment Philosophy

Central Petroleum recognises that its major investment is its people. It also recognises that employee happiness and job satisfaction are the prime contributing factors to the building of a well-knit, efficient and enthusiastic work force that are keen to bring about the successful achievement of Company objectives.

Central Petroleum acknowledges the opportunity to recruit people who match its culture and direction. In an industry where labour turnover can fluctuate, it is critical to attract these locally based jobs to those local people with the best skills and more importantly the desired attitudes.


The Culture

Family Values for Working Families

Central Petroleum addresses this strategy through maximising the number of employees who can commute from their homes to their place of work. For our operations in the Northern Territory we encourage employees to live in Alice Springs.

Northern Territory for Northern Territorians

Under this strategy, where Central needs to employ people at remote locations in the Northern Territory, to the maximum degree possible those employees, over time, will be based at Alice Springs and “bussed” in from there rather than depending on Fly-In Fly-Out workers from elsewhere in Australia.

Traditional Values for Traditional Owners

Central Petroleum is committed to training and employing people on whose land we operate and indigenous employees generally. As at 31 March 2021, 31% of our employees working in the Northern Territory are indigenous.


Why work for Central?

Flexible work and lifestyle balances

Central can consider a number of flexible work arrangements for employees as part of your initial employment agreement, or by following the appropriate Company process as advised by Human Resources. These arrangements may include:

  • Flexi-time, being the adjustment in work start and finish times
  • Part-time work, on account of other family/personal commitments that requires staff to be periodically away from attending their work on a full time basis
  • Job share
  • Time in lieu
  • Taking additional unpaid leave
  • Study leave
  • Scheduled working from home arrangements (by exception only)

Training and development

There is a strong focus on the training and development at Central, allowing employees to be the best that they can be.

Social club

Central Petroleum Social Club membership is available to all employees, with regular activities and events.


Super Guarantee contributions are paid to employee’s super fund of choice.

Salary Sacrifice

Salary sacrifice options are available for employees, e.g. vehicles, superannuation.

Short Term Incentive Plan

  • As a part of the pay for performance culture adopted by Central Petroleum, the company has designed this program to recognise employee performance
  • It is an annual scheme that provides opportunity for eligible employees to earn a cash or equity initiative on top of their Total Fixed Remuneration
  • The bonus is determined by corporate and individual Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), which includes safety and environment benchmarks
  • Corporate KPIs are transparent across the company
  • KPIs are reset annually.

Long Term Incentive Plan

To view details of the Company’s LTIP, please click here.

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