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Automotive Jobs in Australia

Automotive jobs in Australia is producing innovative products are high paying and attractive. As the automotive sector in Australia is expanding, manufacturing of cars, two-wheelers like motorcycles, scooters, bikes, passenger cars, trucks, tractors, defense vehicles and buses, etc. require trained human resource. Moreover, newly rich class Australians are looking for better and expensive models of vehicles which in consequence would boost the demand for automobile products.

History of Automobile in Australia

The country first came face to face with Automobile in 1897 when cars made by Tarrant Motor & Engineering Co. were sold. Later on the popular car making company Ford started its Australian operation and built the first car in the country. Today, there are many small companies which manufacture automobile products; whereas some have crossed the boundary limits of Australia and have started overseas operations, some are still small time spare parts producers.

Leading Automotive Companies in Australia

Ford Australia

Pioneer in Australia's automobile industry, Ford Australia is the Australian subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. The company came and established its first production unit at Geelong, Victoria in 1925. The company has an in-house tuning division called Ford Performance Vehicles. Currently there are two factories located in Victoria e.g. Geelong suburb of Norlane and the northern Melbourne suburb of Broadmeadows.


Coming into existence in 1856, GM Holden Ltd is an Australian automaker. Located on the Port Melbourne, Victoria, the company has controlling charge of vehicle operations for GM in Australasia. The firm also has control over GM Daewoo in South Korea. Moreover, Holden is known for its comprehensive range of original, locally produced vehicles including of Holden Commodore.


Toyota Motor Corporation Australia (TMCA) was formed in Australia in 1958 and today it manufactures a comprehensive range of automotive products which are not only sold in the country but also are exported to various Asian and Latin American countries. A subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, TMCA produces and manages motorsport, advertising and business operations for Toyota Motor Corporation in the country.

Chrysler Australia

It was a leading automotive company in Australia till its merger with Mitsubishi in 1981. After the merger the name was changed to Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd (MMAL). The merger benefited the MMAL and today it has become a major importer of road vehicles in Australia.

Mitsubishi Motors Australia

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation of Japan owns Mitsubishi Motors Australia and produces a wide range of automotive products in Australia. Headquartered at Tonsley Park in South Australia, the company has branch offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

Australian Automotive Sector

An overview of Australia’s automotive sector shows that the country has one of the most successful automobile industry where the facilities to design and produce a car from clean sheet to dealer sale are available. Besides exporting automobiles to overseas market, the country has a huge consumer base in Australia itself where it sold nearly 171,432 vehicles for domestic sale in last couple of years. Moreover, the country is best known for designing and producing 'large' sized passenger vehicles.

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