Amazon Australia has unveiled its new logistics site located in Geelong, Victoria. The new site will serve as a distribution point for Amazon packages, enabling the fast, seamless delivery of customer orders in-and-around the Geelong area, while creating operational jobs and flexible work opportunities for local residents.
Opening in time for the festive season, the new Geelong hub will speed up deliveries to Geelong customers, enabling delivery in as fast as one day on Prime eligible items. The site has the capacity to process “up to 6000 packages daily” and is part of the company’s investment in its Victorian operations network to enable a fast and reliable delivery experience.
New team members celebrated the opening with an Indigenous Smoking Ceremony, conducted by a local Wadawurrung elder. The arrival of the logistics site provides new work opportunities for the local area in the lead up to the festive period and beyond, with local operational jobs available, as well as flexible earning opportunities delivering packages with Amazon’s delivery service Amazon Flex.
Amazon Australia Logistics Country Leader Tim Coventry.
Amazon Australia Logistics Country Leader Tim Coventry says, “We’re thrilled to be contributing to the Geelong local economy through the creation of jobs and flexible earning opportunities with our new logistics site, and look forward to being an active member of the community.
“We’re also excited about what this means for local customers who will have an enhanced delivery experience, with delivery in as fast as one day with Amazon Prime. Especially, at a time when people are known to leave their shopping until the last minute. Building infrastructure closer to where our customers live, enables us to deliver to them more efficiently,” Mr Coventry said.
City of Greater Geelong Mayor Cr Trent Sullivan says, “The site has a huge amount of potential to support a new generation of jobs and economic activity. Amazon’s arrival will accelerate the revitalisation of the precinct and is a clear signal to other investors that Geelong is a great place to do business.”
Site Lead Nigel Tauro says, “The opening of the Geelong site is very exciting for us, I jumped at the opportunity to help launch it. It’s a great community and team to be part of, and we are looking forward to delighting local customers through our delivery promises.”
Amazon logistics sites power the ‘last mile’ of the order process and help to improve the delivery experience for Amazon customers in the surrounding areas. Packages are shipped to the Geelong site from Amazon fulfilment centres, and are then picked up by Amazon Flex delivery partners to be delivered directly to customers.
For Australians who want to supplement their existing income, they can sign up to Amazon Flex and deliver Amazon packages to customers using their own vehicle. Amazon Flex provides drivers the opportunity to work when it suits them and earn extra money in their free time. Opportunities across the country vary based on region and vehicle type. Visit flex.amazon.com.au for more details.
The Geelong site is Amazon’s 12th logistics site in Australia and joins its two Melbourne sites to support the Victorian region.