Why work at Sustainability Victoria?

Last updated: 14 September 2022


One of the greatest things people value about working at SV is knowing that we’re making a difference for the environment and the inspiration of working with other SVers who are passionate about what they do. At SV, you have the opportunity to work on exciting projects that encourage innovation, investment and growth in a new, low carbon economy.

We support professional development and continuous learning. We value our employees and encourage them to stay healthy and maintain a strong work-life balance. We also support our employees to live and act more sustainably in their homes and communities.

Our benefits include:

  • Commuter club – myki (discounted rates for public transport)
  • Bug-a-lug (bike user group & leg user group) activities and knowledge sharing
  • Onsite weekly yoga class
  • Onsite weekly massage ($15 per 15 minutes)
  • Regular speakers on climate change, energy and resource recovery topics
  • Confidential counselling service (Employee Assistance Program )
  • Working parents wellbeing program
  • Reward and recognition program
  • All roles flex (flexible working options)
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Monthly social event
  • Scholarships to Victorian leadership programs (competitive process)
  • Career connections and opportunities within the Victorian Government environment portfolio

We support our employees to develop skills and career goals through performance and professional development planning and provide access to study leave and flexible work arrangements.


SV is a great place to work, where people skilled in science, education, law, economics and behaviour change work together to solve the sustainability issues of our state.

We consciously build our culture, aiming for a workplace that is achievement oriented and encouraging. SV is committed to providing an environment where all our staff feel they can proudly bring their full and authentic self to work and have their talents recognised.

SVers have named seven core behaviours that build the culture we want to work in.

  1. I am honest and professional in my interactions
  2. I challenge the status quo to improve our culture and outcomes
  3. I am accountable and do what I say I will do
  4. I listen to people’s ideas and am constructive, respectful and inclusive
  5. I can articulate SV’s offer and narrative proudly and confidently
  6. I contribute to the success of the organisation wherever I am needed
  7. I seek to reflect stakeholder needs in the services I deliver

SV champions the values of the Victorian Public Service and demonstrate responsiveness, respect, integrity, human rights, leadership, impartiality and accountability in the work that we do.