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Motor Mechanic Career Information

Occupation statistics

98,000 motor mechanics in Australia1

22,344 motor mechanics in Victoria (22.8%)1

Average gross weekly earnings AUD$8502

Average weekly hours 41.83

View the Job Outlook website for career and labour market research information about this occupation.

A motor mechanic working on a motor cycle 

Licensing and registration

There are no licensing or registration requirements for motor mechanics working in Victoria.

Industry contacts

Professional bodies and industry associations are a good source of information about motor mechanics in Victoria.

  • Automotive Centre of Excellence provides customised automotive training and research and development in the one precinct. It is the largest and most advanced automotive training facility in the southern hemisphere.
  • The Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) represents small and medium sized businesses in the Victorian motor industry. It provides advice, technical assistance and jobs information.

Finding a job

Motor mechanics are employed across several industries including: Other Services; Retail Trade; Transport, Postal and Warehousing; and Manufacturing.3

Specialty job seeker sites


We suggest that you only apply for jobs when your visa to live and work in Australia has been issued. The visa application process can take time, and employers are less likely to employ you if you don’t know when you will arrive in Australia and don’t have a work visa.


To search for Victorian recruiters who specialise in motor mechanics, visit the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association's Member Index.

For more general information on Victoria’s job market, including where and how to find jobs, and workplace culture, visit our Working and Employment section.

Migrating to Victoria

If you are not an Australian citizen you will need a visa to enter Australia. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is responsible for all Australian visas.

Some visas require state nomination.  Victoria offers state nomination for eligible skilled migrants and business migrants

Australian skills assessment 

For information on obtaining an Australian skills or qualification assessment, and the licensing or registration requirements for practicing your occupation in Australia, see the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

1 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Job Outlook – Occupation pages – Employment levels. Retrieved March 23 2012 from

2 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Job Outlook - Occupation pages. Retrieved March 23 2012 from Please note that wages will vary according to your level of skill and qualification. For more information about your wage earning potential, visit the job seeker sites listed above under Finding a Job.

3 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Job Outlook - Occupation pages - Prospects for Employment. Retrieved March 23 2012 from