MGRA Employment Opportunities

MGRA Employment Opportunities

From track and facilities maintenance and management, communications, hospitality, venue management and administration there’s a wide and varied range of employment options that offer exciting career advancement opportunities here at the Melbourne Greyhounds.

More than you’d expect when it comes career opportunities

You can be excused for thinking that all the jobs at the MGRA must relate to racing. Afterall, we’ve a race track to manage. However, we’re also a Conference and Events Centre (and a fine one at that) for the other five days of the week.

It’s this service offering by where we require many hospitality and marketing staff to keep the wheels of the the association well oiled and turning and our guests smiling. See our current list of availabilities below.


Melbourne Greyhounds: City View Bistro (Kitchen, Bar and Floor staff)

The City View Bistro sits inside The Meadows, operating as an a la carte restaurant on Saturday Race Nights and as the kitchen and function provider for all Meadows Conference and Events Centre bookings.

The recently refurbished kitchen and dining room provides a great work environment and space for those eager to create and craft delicious dishes. Right now, we’re seeking casual and part-time kitchen staff to support our head chef and his team – our busiest period of the year is now upon us. Whether you’re happy to wash some dishes, prep and prepare meals for the pass or show off your signature smile as a waiter or bar person, now it the perfect time to reach out and grab a shift! Generous Award Rates paid.


Melbourne Greyhounds: Venue & Hospitality Staff (Casual & Part-time)

Spring and summer are our busiest times at 'The Meadows’. Two weekly feature race meets (Wednesday afternoons and Saturday nights) and conference and events bookings throughout the week mean we’ve got plenty of casual and part-time roles available.

It’s the perfect opportunity to fill the bank account before the festive holiday period hits, earn some extra coin to offset the recent cost of living rises or treat yourself with a little something you’ve had your eye on. We have a variety of roles including bar work, cafe and food counter service and guest management support now available. Generous Award Rates paid.


To apply for a position please use the Job Application Link and online listing. For positions without Job Application please contact us advising us of the role you’re interested in.

Why work for the Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association (MGRA) at The Meadows or Healesville?

There’s are a long list of reasons to join the ‘Friends of The Meadows’ as a staff member, but the big one that makes a considerable difference to why our workplace environments are more inclusive, friendly and enjoyable is the fact that the MGRA is an NFP – that’s right we’re a Not-For-Profit (NFP).

If you’ve ever worked for a corporate (Eg. McDonalds, Toyota, NAB, Qantas, H&M etc) you’ll understand making a profit is the game, where as NFPs are simply looking to make ends meet and should a profit be realised the aim is to reinvest it back into the business or community. (The MGRA donates over $50,000 to local community groups annually. Take a look at our community engagement section on our website to learn more).

Chasing profits can add pressure to workplaces, and operationally causes them be run leaner and as cost-effectively as possible. Staff are usually the first causality when it comes to such operational pressures.

You may also believe our alignment to racing means we must be actively engaged in wagering. This is not true. Yes, we have a wagering sponsorship arrangement, yet this is used to fund the racing aspects of our association, where a great deal is gifted back to greyhound racing trainers and owners as prize money and managing race meets. And of course funding the welfare of our favourite Meadows venue visitors, the dogs, through initiatives such as the GAP. (To understand more about the race history of the MGRA you can read about it here on our website.)

In overview, simply think of the MGRA as a local Sports Club. We’ve a board (committee) who presides over the association, who then employee staff to run and manage The Meadows Racetrack and The Meadows Conference and Events Centre.

If you’d like to be part of this terrific Club and team, let us know! We’re sure you’ll love our culture and the community we provide as an employer.