The share market has closed at a 20-month high, with only the mining and utility sectors losing ground.
The market edged higher at the open and climbed further after .
The All Ordinaries added a third of a per cent to 4,780 while the ASX 200 gained 0.4 per cent to 4,757.
Oil and gas producer after its Pluto liquefied natural gas plant in Western Australia started production.
Woodside also said sales jumped 30 per cent in the period.
But investors appeared unmoved by the announcement; its shares closed flat at $35.20.
Shares in Woodside's smaller rival Santos fared better, rising 0.7 per cent to $11.72.
Santos revealed a 10 per cent rise in its annual output for last year and said sales revenue reached a record in the period.
Iron ore miners wavered after the spot price of the steelmaking commodity on speculation that Chinese demand would ease.
Rio Tinto lost 1.5 per cent and Fortescue Metals lost 4.2 per cent.
BHP Billiton, which is more diversified, rose a quarter of a per cent.
Elsewhere on the market, retail stocks were in favour.
Takeover target Billabong surged 4.7 per cent to $1.01.
The department store rivals gained; David Jones rose 0.9 per cent and Myer gained 1.3 per cent.
They both closed at $2.36.
The major banks, meanwhile, all saw solid gains.
ANZ fared the best, up 0.8 per cent.
But Qantas shares lost 1.3 per cent to $1.52 despite the for five years.
In currency trade, the Australian dollar took a dive against most of its major counterparts since the jobs figures were released.
About 5pm (AEDT) it was buying 105.1 US cents, 79.1 euro cents, 93.3 Japanese yen and 65.7 British pence.
Spot gold was lower at $US1,679 an ounce, West Texas crude oil rose to $US94.30 a barrel and Tapis crude slipped to $US115.60 a barrel.