Casual Deckhand - Gladstone
Gladstone, QLD
Join an award-winning tourism and transport company


About Us


Kelsian Group, formerly SeaLink Travel Group, is Australia’s largest land and marine, tourism, and public transport service provider with established international operations in Singapore and the UK.


 With around 9000 employees, we are one of Australia’s most experienced and diverse multi-modal transport businesses operating around 4000 buses, 120 ferries, and 24 light rail vehicles, carrying over 207 million customers per year.


About the Role

SeaLink Gladstone is looking for an individual with a strong work ethic and proven leadership skills to join their team for their Gladstone Operations servicing their Oil and Gas Clients.


The Deckhand is responsible for assisting the vessel Master and Engineer to ensure the vessel is operated safely and efficiently and is presented to its best possible standard whilst maintaining the highest level of client comfort.


You will be required to work outside of normal hours and be flexible with shift times. Thorough knowledge of all aspects of the vessel is essential to all aspects of this role. They will work in close conjunction with the Operations Manager and the Operations Scheduler.


This is a key role within the organization and requires leadership, energy, commitment, initiative, teamwork, multi-skilling, and time management skills.


Key Role Requirements

  • Assist Master in the safe navigation of the vessel in adverse conditions.
  • Assist in Bridge Management and look-out duties as prescribed by the Master to ensure safe navigation.
  • Undertake a key role in vessel emergency and evacuation procedures as defined for each individual vessel’s Safety Management System.
  • Inspect safety equipment and report any deficiencies to the Master.
  • Participate in safety drills and demonstrate to meet legislative requirements.
  • Manage the deck activities of the vessel during preparation for departure and mooring at the end of the shift.
  • Assist the master in the safe embarkation/disembarkation of all personnel and clients.
  • Maintain /requisition mooring lines as required.
  • Assist the master in the maintenance of the decks and exterior of the vessel.
  • Assist the Master and/or Engineer as required.
  • Assist with cleaning of the entire vessel before, during, and at the completion of each shift.

About You

  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Able to perform autonomously and effectively delegate
  • Flexibility and reliability
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Interpersonal and relationship building
  • A ‘Safety First’ approach to all tasks.
  • Ability to get the job done, on time, accurately, and in a consistent manner.
  • Ability to develop ideas, use initiative, and work without guidance.
  • Excellent work attitude.
  • A genuine demonstrated interest in developing a career with SeaLink.
  • An absolute commitment to service excellence and continual learning.

Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Organization and planning skills
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent personal presentation and communication skills.
  • Ability to apply analytical and decision-making skills to solve problems.
  • Proven ability to handle difficult situations
  • Proven reporting and accountability


  • Elements of shipboard safety or equivalent
  • Senior First Aid and CPR
  • Recreational Boat Licence
  • Driver’s license
  • Recreational Boat Licence or higher (e.g. Coxswain or Master 5)


  • Confined Space
  • Working Safely at Heights
  • MSIC
  • Experience in the Transport Industry

How to register your interest

Click INTERESTED and fill in as much information as you can in the track record section of the application, paying close attention to each question.


We are requesting your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are the best person for this position.




Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately and the position may close earlier than stated if we have found a suitable candidate.


SeaLink Travel Group is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


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   Posted 27 Nov 23

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