To ensure McDonald's restaurants provide a work environment that supports the academic commitments of young people, we apply a minimum age policy of 14 years except where more stringent legislative restrictions apply.
If you are invited to an interview and are less than 16 years old, you will need a parent or guardian’s consent. Consent can be given either electronically or via a signed paper form. Parental consent must be provided before or during your interview. Information about how your parent or guardian provides their consent will be sent to you when you are invited to attend an interview.
McDonald's restaurants operate in a range of day-parts. These include:
Our most experienced crew may assist with working evening and overnight shifts. However, at all times, McDonald's will comply with all Child Employment legislation. In addition, McDonald's recommends that school students are not expected to work beyond 11pm on a school night.
While the majority of McDonald's restaurants in Australia operate 24 hours, 7 days a week, there are some restaurants whose hours may be restricted eg. Food Court restaurants.
If you do not have your own personal email address you will need to source this prior to proceeding with your application.
No, every applicant requires their own personal email address.
When you register, you will receive a metime id # and password. You will be able to view the progress of your application(s) by logging into the Careers Portal with this metime id # and password and viewing My Applications. You will also receive email notifications to your personal email address.
Yes you are able to save and return at a later date if you wish. Applications that have not been submitted will be deleted seven days after they were created.
You will need to return to apply.mcdonalds.com.au and login using your metime id # and password. Keep these handy so you can go in at any stage to review the progress of your application.
Make sure you have the following information at your fingertips: your contact details including your personal email address, right to work in Australia information if applicable, dates and details of any work history and contact details for at least 2 referees (1 personal and 1 business or academic).
Think about the hours and days that you are able to work, taking into consideration school, sports and outside commitments. Please note that these shifts refer only to the times and days you would be free to work. This allows for greater flexibility when scheduling shifts. You may not be rostered for all hours you're available.
Print off your application form and bring any supporting documentation that will be required eg. Birth Certificate, Passport, Visa, right to work permit, photo ID and if applicable, signed Parent Consent Form.
Wear something clean and smart that you feel comfortable in. If applicable, it is okay to come in your school uniform. Ensure that you wear closed low-heeled, non-skid shoes as you will be asked to participate in a short (15 min) crew audition in either our dining room / front counter or presenter booth area.
Some interviews are individual interviews, whilst others are conducted with a number of applicants in a group interview setting. Individual interviews typically last for up to 15 minutes, whilst group interviews may last up to one hour.
There are two parts to our interview process - the first part consists of a 15 minute face-to-face interview and the second part consists of a 15 minute activity in a customer facing area of the restaurant. These activities may vary from restaurant to restaurant. An example would be; handing out orders to customers or meeting and greeting customers. You will have an experienced crew person with you at all times.
No, this activity is part of the interview process and gives both the applicant and the restaurant management team the opportunity to find out if you are the right fit for each other.
Yes you can apply to up to 10 restaurants per application. However, we do recommend that you think carefully where you wish to work before applying.
We aim to contact you as quickly as possible, which is usually within seven days of submitting your application. You will be contacted via your personal email.
It will differ from restaurant to restaurant however, it should not take longer than two weeks.
Yes, you can.
Yes, there are no limits to how far or fast you can progress.
14 years old
Check that you have entered your metime id # and password correctly. If you've forgotten your metime id # or password, please go to the log in page of the Careers Portal and click on the forgotten metime id # or password link.
At McDonald's the safety and wellbeing of all our employees is paramount, therefore offers of employment for applicants over the age of 18 will be conditional upon the completion and satisfactory outcome of a criminal background check.