Jobs, Inclusion and Empowerment

McDonald's is looking for 14,150 new mates across Australia

05 October 2022

Take the Macca’s Burger Challenge and join the crew!

Wednesday 5 October 2022: Macca’s is on the lookout for new mates to join the crew, with 14,150 jobs to be filled across its 1,025 restaurants. From crew, barista, delivery, maintenance and management roles, there’s a fun and flexible job to suit all ages, experience levels and circumstances.

Emma Napoli, McDonald’s Australia’s Chief People Officer, said: “Whether you’re looking for your first job to see you through your studies, a casual role to tide you over in retirement, or a rewarding career in retail and hospitality, we would love to hear from you.”

“In partnership with our franchisees, we’re proud to offer a supportive working environment, outstanding training and development opportunities, and the flexibility of day and overnight shifts, to suit all circumstances.”

For the first time in Australia, people looking to apply can get a glimpse of what it’s like to work at Macca’s

through the Macca’s Burger Challenge game, available online from October 5.

Macca’s crew are well-known for their legendary speedy service, so the game tests players’ speed, coordination and memory as they build and wrap as many of their favourite burgers as they can in 45 seconds, all with the encouragement of their virtual crew mates. It’s all the fun and energy of a real Macca’s kitchen as you race the clock, challenge your mates and see if you’ve got what it takes to join the real team.

One of the things crew love most about Macca’s – apart from working with their mates – is the opportunity to grow and develop a range of skills.

As a Registered Training Organisation1 offering nationally recognised and award-winning certifications in the business, retail, food service and hospitality sectors, McDonald’s invests more than $40 million into training and development initiatives each year.

McDonald’s Australia’s Hamburger University also provides crew and management with training in areas such as leadership and team management.

“Many of our people have started their careers with Macca’s on the restaurant floor and gone on to become restaurant managers, franchisees and senior leaders at our head offices across the country,” said Emma Napoli.

“We’re proud to be one of the largest employers in Australia. In fact, we’ve given more than 1 million Aussies their first job!”

For more information about working at McDonald’s or to apply for a role, please visit

To take on the Macca’s Burger Challenge game

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1 McDonald’s Australia RTO Code 90820

Jobs available at Macca’s

NSW – 4,800

VIC – 3,700

QLD – 2,200

SA – 800

WA – 2,150

NT – 350

TAS – 100

ACT – 50

TOTAL – 14,150

For more information, please contact Mango Communications:

Chloe Loukes | | 0417 245 635

Isabella Worsley | | 0457 075 527

About McDonald’s Australia:

Australia’s first McDonald’s restaurant opened in Yagoona, Sydney, in 1971. Today there are over 1,025 McDonald’s restaurants across Australia, nearly 85 percent of which are franchised and run by local businessmen and women. The organisation employs more than 110,000 people in restaurants and corporate offices Australia-wide and is the largest employer of youth in the country. McDonald’s creates more than 3,000 new jobs each year and spends over $40 million per annum on training and people development.