Amazon Australia’s First Robotics Fulfilment Centre In Western Sydney Now Open

Amazon Australia’s First Robotics Fulfilment Centre In Western Sydney Now Open

April 6, 2022 at 9:00 AM EDT

Prime Minister Scott Morrison officially opened the Southern Hemisphere’s first Amazon Robotics fulfilment centre, which will create 1,500 local jobs

SYDNEY – 6 April 2022 – Today, Amazon Australia celebrated the official opening of its first robotics fulfilment centre (FC), with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres, and Mayor of Penrith City, Tricia Hitchen cutting the ribbon on the new facility which will create more than 1,500 jobs in Western Sydney.

The new robotics site is the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and offers a diverse range of job opportunities in a high-tech, industry-leading workplace. These roles range from area managers, operations and graduates to workplace health and safety, supply chain and transportation, as well as the Amazon associates who work collaboratively with technology, to pick, pack and ship items. The majority of jobs will be permanent roles, with leading pay and comprehensive benefits such as subsidised healthcare and up to 20 weeks maternity leave pay.

The FC is the largest warehouse ever built in Australia. It spans 200,000 square metres across four levels - around the land size of Taronga Zoo or 24 rugby league fields - and can house up to 20 million of the smaller items sold on including jewelry, books, electronics, pantry items and toys. It is Amazon’s second FC in Western Sydney, and sixth in Australia, helping the company to offer great selection and faster delivery to customers around the country. It has been equipped with cutting-edge technology to support the 1,500 Amazon team members who will work there. Robotic drives work collaboratively with associates by moving pods of inventory to them, reducing the time and effort that would otherwise be required for an employee to stow items for sale or pick them for new customer orders. They also save space, allowing up to 40 per cent more items to be stowed which in turn allows for increased product selection benefiting the small and medium sized businesses who use Fulfilment by Amazon to seamlessly service customers around Australia. 

“The opening of our first robotics fulfilment centre is a huge milestone for Amazon Australia, marking our continuous growth and investment in this country. We are proud to create exciting new jobs for Australians, working with innovative technology in a safe and supportive environment. Over the coming months we look forward to growing our team here and are excited to welcome people from all backgrounds and experiences as we offer more quality job opportunities to people in Western Sydney,” said Craig Fuller, Director of Operations, Amazon Australia.

“Since we launched we’ve been focused on offering customers great value, wide selection and fast delivery. This new robotics fulfilment centre helps us deliver even more on this promise. We are proud to support thousands of small and medium size Australian businesses who sell on and the addition of this FC to our network will provide even more opportunity for these businesses to better serve their customers around Australia.” 

When asked why he wanted to join the team at Amazon’s new robotics fulfilment centre, Shelven Duazo, Amazon Associate who works on inbound operations said: “I came across the opportunity and just couldn’t say no. I wanted to learn new things like how to drive a forklift, meet new people and work in a great team. Amazon has provided all the necessary training to work on such a unique site and has given me the resources to chart my own career path here at the robotics FC. I’m really looking forward to seeing what I can achieve here.”

Since 2011, Amazon has invested over A$5.3 billion in Australia across all of its businesses in Australia, with $1.9 billion in the past year. Amazon now has a local team of over 5,000 employees across, Amazon Web Services, Kindle, Audible, Alexa and Prime Video. launched in Australia in December 2017 and now offers customers 125 million products across 31 different categories including Amazon devices. The new Amazon Robotics FC located at Goodman Group’s Oakdale West Industrial Estate in Kemps Creek, Sydney will complement Amazon’s existing network of five Australian fulfilment centres launched in Dandenong South, Melbourne in December 2017, followed by Moorebank, Sydney in August 2018, Perth’s Airport Precinct in November 2019, Lytton, Brisbane in October 2020 and most recently a second site in Ravenhall, Melbourne FC in August 2021.

Since launching, more than 11,000 Australian businesses, many of which are SMBs, are now selling through Amazon, and have sold more than 25 million units across its Australian and international stores in the past year.1 



Fast facts about the Amazon Robotics fulfillment centre:

  • This is the largest warehouse ever built in
  • This is the first Amazon Robotics site in the Southern
  • Total floor area of the building is around 200,000 square metres – around the same land size as Taronga Zoo, double the land size of Bondi Beach, and the size of 24 rugby league
  • It has the capacity to house up to 20 million
  • Around 14 kilometres of advanced conveyancing equipment has been installed to move inventory and packages around the
  • Approximately 5 kilometres of Amazon Robotics safety fencing has been used to create the robotics fields.
  • The Amazon logo affixed near the top of the building exterior is approximately 9 metres long and 7 metres high.
  • The overall land size of the site including the carpark and building is 150,000
  • Around 200 workers from Amazon’s first Sydney fulfilment centre in Moorebank have been given the opportunity to further their career transferring to the new Amazon Robotics FC.
  • Approximately 4,000 workers were involved in the construction and fit out of the
  • The site is within 12 hours drive of more than 80% of the Australian
  • The building comprises 13,500 tonnes of Australian steel, 3,000 tonnes more steel than was used for Sydney Olympic Park
  • More than 200,000 nuts and bolts were used for installation of the structural steel

General Information about Amazon Robotics

  • Our global fulfilment network includes more than 200 facilities with robotics, primarily in our FCs
  • Amazon currently uses the help of more than 520,000 robotic drive units around the
  • Since we began working with robotics in 2012, approximately 1 million full-time jobs have been added by Amazon

Notes to editors

Media contact:
Jessica Makin, Operations PR Manager, Amazon Australia E: M: +61 416 292 912

Images and b-roll from existing Amazon Robotics FCs are available upon request. Contact for details.

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