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Transport and Despatch Clerk

Find out how to become a transport and despatch clerk in the logistics sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Transport and Despatch Clerk is $50,000 - 63,400 annually


Transport and despatch clerks are responsible for managing the incoming and outgoing of goods from their business to another. Employment for this role is expected to grow strongly to 2022, from 39,400 workers in 2017 to 42,600 by 2022. 24,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

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Key skills

Transport and despatch clerks must be well-organised, have a good sense of customer service and an excellent ability to communicate and work well with others.

  • Have a keen attention to detail – must ensure that outgoing goods meet specifications and are in good condition
  • Have excellent organisational skills for arranging the export and import of product in an efficient and timely manner
  • Good understanding of customer service for dealing with multiple clients and businesses
  • Knowledgeable in WHS policies, ensuring that all procedures are carried out safely
  • Can communicate well and work collaboratively within a team to ensure smooth operation of tasks
  • Able to solve problems and identify risks

Quick facts

Transport and despatch clerks can find work in most regions of Australia, with a majority working full-time positions. Here are more key facts on the role.

  • Average Hours Worked
    39.3 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Transport, postal and warehousing; manufacturing; and wholesale trade
  • Average qualification level
    29.2% Certificate III/IV

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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