Receptionist jobs

Receptionists are a pivotal member of staff in any company. They are the first point of contact for any visitors to the office or anyone calling so being well-presented and polite is pivotal. A Receptionist will maintain security by logging all visitors and possibly issuing visitor passes. This role will also provide support to the HR team as required.

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  • Diary management and management of meeting rooms
  • Possibly handling event coordination, both internally and externally.
  • Handling queries and complaints via phone, email and general correspondence.
  • Greeting all visitors
  • Transferring calls as necessary
  • Possibly managing office supplies such as stationery, equipment and furniture.
  • Performing ad-hoc administration duties
  • Maintaining office services through engaging such as cleaners and maintenance companies as required
  • Receiving and dispatching deliveries
  • Assist with mail as required
  • Taking and ensuring messages are passed to the appropriate staff member on a timely basis
  • Assisting the HR team with recruitment, on-boarding and termination processes


It is not mandatory to have a higher education degree to undertake a receptionist role. However, a Receptionist does need to have good organisational skills, have attention to detail and be an exceptional multitasker. It is also imperative that a Receptionist has good communication skills, a polite telephone manner and is well-presented at all times.
Some companies might want candidates who have previous clerical, administrative or receptionist experience.

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Receptionist salary

A Receptionist earns an average salary per year of: AU$50,500.

Receptionist salaries range from AU$43,000 to AU$60,000.

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