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Laundry Worker (General)

Sorts, cleans, irons, folds and packages linen, clothing and other garments in a commercial laundry.

Tasks Include:

  • sorting articles for cleaning according to the type, colour, fabric and cleaning treatment required
  • placing sorted articles into receptacles and onto conveyor belts for moving to repair and cleaning areas
  • checking and removing stains from garments, and replacing buttons and making minor repairs
  • loading and unloading washing machines, driers and extractors
  • adding cleaning agents and starches to articles
  • smoothing articles and guiding them through cleaning and pressing machines
  • stopping and starting machines to untangle, straighten and remove articles
  • ironing and pressing clean articles
  • placing articles on shelves and hanging articles for delivery and collection
  • Folding Machine Operator
  • Linen Sorter
Job prospects for Laundry Workers in Victoria

Occupations in the Laundry Workers group include Drycleaner, Ironer or Presser and Laundry Worker (General).

Employment prospects
There are currently 3,300 Laundry Workers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

Average weekly wage

Hourly earnings

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website.

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