Christmas Spirit at Varley


With less than a week until Christmas, Varley employees are getting into the spirit by donating dozens of gifts to The Salvation Army Hunter, Central & Mid North Coast's Christmas Appeal.

We encourage all those able to donate to the Salvos - or any other charitable organisation - to do so this Christmas, and help less fortunate families this festive season.

Merry Christmas to all!

Newcastle Central Fire Brigade at G. H. Varley

The Newcastle Central Fire Brigade - with their horse-drawn fire-fighting cart - outside G. H. Varley's workshop (left of image) in King Street, Newcastle. Image captured circa 1890.

The large Bonds Store building in the background (next door to Varley) remains today, however Varley's workshop was demolished and replaced by a brick office building many decades ago.

Browse the area as it exists today on Google Satellite here:,151.7790142,3a,56.1y,167.35h,98.13t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s-8WLUwpK2JXxn2AazFrNUA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

UoN Industry and Employability Awards 2017


The University of Newcastle recently held their annual Industry and Employability Awards for 2017.

Varley are delighted to share that Alexander Austin, a recent intern with Varley Group currently completing a Bachelor of Business/Innovation and Entrepreneurship, received a Highly Commended award in the Work Integrated Learning category.

Congratulations to Alex and all the award winners for 2017, and our thanks to UoN for allowing us to be a part of this great initiative for students!

Read more about the awards and recipients here:

You can also watch a video interview captured with Alex during his Varley internship here:

Two awards at the 2017 HMAs!


Huge congratulations and thanks to all our excellent team members for earning both the Manufacturer of the Year and Excellence in Manufacturing Process accolades at this year's Hunter Manufacturing Awards!

We have a uniquely brilliant team that has worked tirelessly to thoroughly deserve these awards.

Varley and Castle working together

An excellent feature article about Castle Personnel in today's Newcastle Herald:

Castle is a not-for-profit organisation providing disability services to people with a disability or disadvantage in the Hunter, Central Coast and Manning Regions.

We are proud to work with the team at Castle and admire their ongoing success!

Varley hosts UoN placement students

Pictured: our student interns with Justin (left) and Jan (2nd right).

We have been delighted to host a number of university students undertaking study-related placements at our Tomago HQ recently.

Qixang Zhang, Minghao Li and Yuechen Zhu undertook an internship through the University of Newcastle and the Performance Education Group – a pilot program for international students undertaking a compressed internship for business management. The group were set outcome-based research challenges and presented their conclusions back to Justin England (Financial Controller) and Jan Dobbie (HR Manager).

In addition, Summer Leckey has been undertaking HR-related work experience with Jan over the past 4 weeks on a part time. Summer has both observed and undertaken work in assessing applications for advertised vacancies, lining up interviews, conducting reference checks and preparing employment agreements.

All students were exceptional contributors to the business throughout their time with Varley and the collaboration was extremely beneficial for everyone involved. Our sincere thanks to Qixang, Minghao, Yuechen and Summer for their wonderful efforts.

Visit our website Careers page for more information about our student internship programs: