Tasman Butchers: Where Passion and Tradition Meet for the Best Meat in Melbourne!

Welcome to Tasman Butchers, where we take pride in our time-honoured butchery skills and commitment to offering our customers the tastiest, most affordable meat in Victoria. With nine stores located across Melbourne's Eastern, South-Eastern, Northern, and Western suburbs, we're one of the largest independent butchers in the region. Our team is passionate about the progression of the meat industry, especially the art of butchery. Come experience the difference that passion and tradition make in every cut of meat at Tasman Butchers.

We're currently looking to fill the below job roles:

(Full job descriptions below the listings.)

Meat Service Assistants (Melton)


Meat Service Assistants (Moorabbin)


Meat Service Assistants (Mount Waverley)


Meat Service Assistants (Oakleigh)


Meat Service Assistants (Werribee)


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Job Descriptions

Our Butchers

We are looking for experienced, high quality butchers to join our professional team across our network of stores.

The right person will be/have:

  • experience as a qualified butcher
  • a willingness to coach and develop aspiring butchers
  • an absolute commitment to customer service
  • a passion for meat and sharing that passion with customers


  • processing traditional cuts & trimming quality meat
  • preparation of carcass stock & value-add products
  • high quality customer service
  • high standard of personal presentation, hygiene and safety

What do we offer in return?

  • flexible working rosters
  • above award rates of pay, subject to experience
  • 10% discount on all in-store purchases
  • Career development and progression for high performers
  • Multiple sites with re-location opportunities

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Our Apprentice Butchers

Tasman Butchers supports and encourages the growth and development of the butchery trade by developing the best apprentices in a ‘traditional’ butcher shop environment. All of our meat is prepared from full-bodies, enabling our apprentices to gain full exposure of the end-to-end process of butchery.

What does an apprenticeship with Tasman Butchers look like?

As an apprentice at Tasman Butchers, we will support you through completing an apprenticeship in Retail Butchering to help you gain the nationally recognised trade’s qualification - Certificate 3 – Retail Meat Processing (Retail Butcher). We will fund your training, as well as provide you with the support and knowledge you need to succeed. You will work alongside our store managers and butchers, who are some of the best in the business.

The apprenticeship itself can take up to 4 years to complete, however with dedication and commitment, it can be completed in a much shorter time period.

Why do an apprenticeship with Tasman Butchers?

  • we fund your training
  • we pay above award rates of pay
  • we fund and provide your starter kit which includes your knives, steel, pouch, belt and personal protective equipment; including a metal mesh glove and apron
  • we offer fulltime stable employment whilst you undertake your apprenticeship or offer a part-time apprenticeship, whilst still completing your school studies
  • upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will receive a nationally recognised trade’s qualification ‘Certificate 3 – Retail Meat Processing’ (Retail Butcher)
  • career path opportunities exist within the business into roles such as lead butcher, store management and head office positions

What are we looking for from you?

  • commitment and reliability – as with attaining any qualification, you need to be committed to learning and apply yourself
  • a passion for food and customer service

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Our Store Management

What is the role of store management?

As a member of store management in our business, your overall key objectives will be to maximise store performance in terms of customer satisfaction, sales, profit, team building and development, alongside controlling costs. You will draw on your own skill and experience to coach and hone the skills of our butchers and apprentices, to produce the freshest quality meat products for our customers. You will also guide and develop the store team to delight and deliver on our customer'growing expectations.

What do you need to be part of our store management?

  • prior experience in a management role, preferably in fresh foods
  • prior experience as a butcher who has progressed through to meat manager in a large supermarket or their own business, will be looked upon very favourably
  • a proven ability to successfully deliver in all aspects of the role; driving sales, managing costs, profit, stock control and people management
  • a passion for providing excellent customer service
  • highly motivated with a 'can do' attitude
  • can motivate and drive your team
  • can work in a fast-paced environment and think on your feet
  • have a genuine passion for meat and our butcher/apprentices and the time-honoured skills of our butchery trade

What do we offer in return?

  • above award rates of pay, overtime and 10.5% super
  • flexible working roster
  • staff discount offering 10% off all in-store purchases
  • career development and progression for high performers
  • multiple sites with re-location opportunites, including head office positions

As Victoria's meat specialists, we can offer career paths through to store and head office management for those with a passion to perform and succeed.

If you are looking for a new challenge which gives you the autonomy to drive change, add value and really make a difference in this business, we'd love to hear from you!

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Our Meat Service Assistants

At Tasman Butchers, we recognise the crucial role our store Meat Service Assistants play in the ongoing success of our business. Store Meat Service Assistants are typically the first point of contact for all our customers and are crucial to our customers' first impressions of the business and service standards.

What is the role of a Meat Service Assistant?

As a Meat Service Assistant, your top priority will be the customer. Your duties will include assisting with customer enquiries, serving customers on the register, preparing and packing fresh meat products to our customers' exacting standards, replenishing stock in the store and ensuring safe, clean and hygenic presentation across the store and selling area.

Why become a Meat Service Assistant with Tasman Butchers?

We are seeking individuals with experience in fresh food and/or supermarket environments, a positive attitude, a strong willingness to learn and above all, a love for providing exceptional customer service. To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • a passion for food and sharing that passion with customer
  • great communication skills
  • excellent presentation
  • a strong work ethic and desire to learn
  • the ability to work as part of a team

What do we offer in return?

  • flexible working rosters
  • full-time, part-time and casual employment
  • staff discount offering 10% on all in-store purchases
  • career developement and progression for high performers
  • multiple sites with re-location opportunites, including head office positions

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Tasman Butchers... The Meat Specialists!

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