Australia

Creating a great place to work 

At BASF Australia and New Zealand, we aim to create a great place to work and offer our employees a commitment to diversity and inclusion and a dedication to safety, health and environment. Through our community partnerships, we also aim to improve the quality of life in the corresponding regional surroundings of our sites for everybody – neighbours, employees and their families.

Community engagement
We're proud to give back to the communities we operate in through the following programs and partnerships:

BASF Kids' Lab

BASF runs an annual Kids’ Lab program to encourage an interest in science and chemistry from an early age by conducting fun, hands-on experiments. The program is conducted in partnership with Curtin University, Monash University, University of New South Wales and Auckland University. 

Science Gallery 

BASF is proud to sponsor the Science Gallery Melbourne's mediator program, a new thought provoking art-meets-science exhibition set to inspire the next generation of innovators. 

The Smith Family 

BASF is a community partner of The Smith Family, a children's charity helping Australian children from disadvantaged  backgrounds to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. Through this partnership, BASF has donated more than $600,000 since 2007. 

Corporate volunteering

We support our employees giving back to the community through a range of corporate volunteering opportunities with our community partners. 

The scholarship for Australian-German student exchange

To foster the exchange between Australia and Germany, BASF supports the Scholarship for Australian-German Student Exchange. Each year, the society awards scholarships to Australian students to travel to Germany during their summer holidays.

Wasps feeding on Vespex. Image credit: Richard Toft

Wasp Wipeout

BASF sponsors the Wasp Wipeout program in the Nelson-Tasman region of New Zealand. The program is a community-led conservation project that aims to significantly reduce European wasp populations in the region. The control method adopted by the project uses BASF’s insecticide fipronil. 

Working at BASF Australia and New Zealand

We also support our people with:

Learning and development

We believe in fostering an environment that supports life-long learning. We are committed to developing our people so they continually learn new skills and offer a range of programs to support this. 

Diversity + Inclusion 

At BASF, we value the differences in our workforce as they are key to the success of our business. Our staff led Diversity+Inclusion council focus on fostering D+I in how we bring people into the organisation, how we develop people through the organisation and how we share knowledge throughout. 

 

Work-Life-Management

Flexible working arrangements

We offer flexible working arrangements to assist employees to balance work and life responsibilities. Options include flexible start/finish times, changed patterns of work and change from primary working location. 

Social events

We believe work should be more than just...work. We’re committed to making our workplace fun, which is why our social committee leads events and networking opportunities throughout the year.

Support and benefits 

Giving you the support you need to be your best and fulfil your personal ambitions is what helps us create chemistry. From mentoring to discounted childcare, find out more about the support and benefits we offer our employees

 

Interested in joining our team?

Whatever path you envision, BASF is a great place to build a rewarding, successful career. Come create chemistry with us!