About Golden Opportunities

Golden Opportunities (GO) is a national initiative of Job Centre Australia Ltd, working with McDonald’s Australia to assist people living with an injury, illness or disability in gaining employment.

Job Centre Australia has a long standing relationship with McDonald’s dating back 25 years, however our large scale program officially launched in March 2010 with the first pilot group of client’s commencing work on the NSW Central Coast.

Now as a preferred partner of McDonald’s Australia, Job Centre Australia has placed hundreds of clients with an injury, illness or disability into employment opportunities within McDonald’s restaurants.

With increased requests coming through from McDonald’s owners and operators across the country and the growing need to be able to service more regions, the GO program was born in 2015.


Golden Opportunities is a collective of Disability Employment Service (DES) providers, operating the McDonald’s Australia endorsed Job Centre Australia program, to the same high standards in various locations throughout Australia.

GO aims to be servicing McDonald’s restaurants across Australia and beyond by 2018.

McDonald’s restaurants currently serviced by GO


Jennifer St Ledger, Chief People Officer at
McDonald’s Australia Limited:

“We are committed to providing opportunities in the communities in which we operate, and we have been working with Job Centre Australia for a number of years
to provide tailored employment for people living with a disability, injury or illness.

The robust training program we offer builds competency and confidence in employees placed through Job Centre Australia, and through our partnership,
we have seen people thrive and develop into valuable long standing employees.

Over 100 McDonald’s restaurants have worked with Job Centre Australia to place more  than over 700 people into employment, and we look forward
to continuing this partnership to build on these numbers into the future.

We are proud to work with Job Centre Australia to find valuable new employees and help nurture a diverse and inclusive working environment.”

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Make a difference in your community by joining the Golden Opportunities Program.