Australian Red Cross Blood Service
Profile Industry : Healthcare & Medical
SECTOR : NFP / Charity
INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS : Pride in Diversity
Australian Workplace Equality Index Tiers : AWEI Participating


The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is entrusted with the supply of Australia’s blood. We collect, test, process and distribute life–saving blood products. We also deliver world– class research and provide expertise in diagnostic, transplantation and other clinical services.


One in three Australians will need blood in their lifetime. Every year we collect 1.3 million blood donations thanks to our 600,000 voluntary donors. Our manufacturing centres then test, process and deliver the blood to hundreds of healthcare providers in Australia. The majority of blood collections are used by hospitals for treating people with cancers, blood disorders and those undergoing emergency surgery. Managing the country’s blood supply is a considerable task and our ongoing challenge is to ensure that blood products are efficiently collected and supplied at the right time and quality to meet demand.


We are committed to having the right people, in the right job, at the right time. Each employee plays a vital role in the business of saving lives. We are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workforce who are customer-focused, adaptable and thrive within a culture of continuous improvement.

As an equal opportunity employer we value workplace diversity and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates from across Australia’s diverse communities, including the LGBTI community. Not everybody gets to contribute to life-saving work, but here at the Blood Service you can be proud that your work really matters.


National office – Melbourne

Processing centres – Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth

National Contact Centre – Adelaide

Donor centres – 80 fixed sites and 38 mobile units across Australia


We offer a wide range of career opportunities across our eight divisions. We are totally committed to diversity and equal opportunity. Explore our current opportunities on our careers site.


The qualifications required will vary depending on the role and career path you choose.




We employ about 3,800 employees throughout Australia and have more than 1,800 volunteers.


We offer a range of benefits including generous salary packaging, corporate rates on healthcare insurance, health and wellbeing services, ongoing learning and development, annual reward and recognition, and high quality induction and training programs.

At the Blood Service we believe that diversity is more than just recognising difference – it is about leveraging difference and tapping into the diverse perspectives and approaches of each individual employee. We share a firm belief that people perform better when they can be themselves at work. Our employee network, GLOW (Gay, Lesbian and Other Workmates) is open to all employees, gay or straight, and is a place where people can show their support for LGBTI people at work.

Francesca Corcoran Regional Administration Team Leader / GLOW Project Group Representative

My four years at the Blood Service have been a constant learning curve, with great career progression. I have been fortunate enough to work across three major divisions – Donor Services, Medical Services and now with the Manufacturing team. I’ve always been out at the Blood Service – sexuality is a non-issue for me at work. Our values of Integrity and Collaboration resonate particularly with me. It means that every day, we are open and honest, that we treat one another with dignity, courtesy and respect, and we celebrate and encourage diversity. This makes for a fantastic, safe workplace that I am proud to be a part of.

Company Attribute
AWEI Bronze Employer
AWEI Gold Employer
AWEI Participating Employer
AWEI Platinum Employer
AWEI Platinum Qualifier
AWEI Silver Employer
LGBTI Diversity Strategy
LGBTI Employee Network
LGBTI Recruitment Policy
Pride in Diversity Member
Pride in Health Member
Pride in Sport Member
Transitioning Policy for Trans Employees
Australian Red Cross Blood Services