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Career opportunities

The City of Perth is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to provide employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. The City strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for any position advertised.

Current Opportunities



  • 11/30/2022 4:00 PM


    Location: City of Perth Depot, Osborne   Occupation: Parks & Landscaping Services   Division: Operations
    $65,716 per annum, plus super Full-time, permanent  The City of Perth Parks Team is responsible for the preservation and management of 120 hectares of open parkland, including reserves, heritage gardens, pocket parks, and streetscapes, all in a CBD environment.  We are seeking motivated and proactive Parks Operators to join our Parks Maintenance Team. This position will actively assist with the...
    Posted on Dec 1 by City of Perth
    Closing date: 15/12/2022

  • 11/29/2022 4:00 PM


    Location: Council House, Perth CBD   Occupation: Economic Development   Division: Economic Development
    $100,787 per annum, plus super Full-time, permanent The City of Perth is an ambitious Local Government passionate about delivering a bold vision for the capital city of WA. To achieve our ambitions, we recruit the very best people who understand the City exists to create a liveable, sustainable and prosperous city that enables and delivers the aspirations of...
    Posted on Nov 30 by City of Perth
    Closing date: 14/12/2022

  • 11/29/2022 4:00 PM


    Location: Council House, Perth CBD   Occupation: Marketing/Communications/Events   Division: CEO Alliance
    $111,976 per annum, plus super Full-time, fixed term Are you a seasoned communications professional who is passionate about Perth? Then we have the role for you. The City of Perth is on the hunt for an experienced Senior Media and Communications Advisor to join our amazing Communications and Marketing Unit. You need to be comfortable providing high-level media and communications...
    Posted on Nov 30 by City of Perth
    Closing date: 14/12/2022

  • 11/27/2022 4:00 PM


    Location: Council House, Perth CBD   Occupation: Property Management Services   Division: Properties
    $90,739 per annum, plus super. Full-time, permanent. The City of Perth is an ambitious Local Government. To achieve our ambitions, we recruit the very best people who understand the City exists to enable and deliver the aspirations of the community. We are seeking a Project Officer to assist the Properties Unit by completing projects that include carrying out investigations into...
    Posted on Nov 28 by City of Perth
    Closing date: 13/12/2022

  • 11/27/2022 4:00 PM


    Location: Council House, Perth CBD   Occupation: Property Management Services   Division: Properties
    $83,238 per annum, plus super Full-time, permanent As the Capital City of Western Australia, the City of Perth is a local government that is ambitious for the future. Our aim is to grow our city to 55,000 residents by 2036, embed sustainability into everything we do, and facilitate a prosperous and thriving City. The City of Perth is seeking...
    Posted on Nov 28 by City of Perth
    Closing date: 13/12/2022

  • 11/24/2022 4:00 PM


    Location: City of Perth Depot, Osborne   Occupation: Waste Management, Street Cleaner/Sanitation Worker   Division: Operations
    $67,273 per annum, plus superannuation (Nightshift attracts an additional penalty for all hours worked) Full-time, permanent Every day the City of Perth delivers essential services behind the scenes that allow residents, ratepayers and visitors to enjoy our capital city. To help deliver essential sanitation services, we are seeking a Waste and Cleaning Plant Operator to join our team. This position...
    Posted on Nov 25 by City of Perth
    Closing date: 09/12/2022

  • 11/24/2022 4:00 PM


    Location: Council House, Perth CBD   Occupation: Planning & Development, Engineering   Division: Transport & Urban Design
    $111,976 per annum, plus super Full-time, permanent As the Capital City of Western Australia, the City of Perth is a Local Government that is ambitious for the future. Our aim is to grow our city to 55,000 residents by 2036, embed sustainability into everything we do and facilitate a prosperous and thriving city. The City is looking for an...
    Posted on Nov 25 by City of Perth
    Closing date: 09/12/2022

  • 11/24/2022 4:00 PM


    Location: Council House, Perth CBD   Occupation: Engineering   Division: Transport & Urban Design
    $81,721 per annum, plus super. Full-time, permanent. The City of Perth is an ambitious Local Government. To achieve our ambitions, we recruit the very best people who understand the City exists to enable and deliver the aspirations of the community. We are seeking a Graduate Transport Engineer with a Civil Engineering or similar degree to assist in 2023...
    Posted on Nov 25 by City of Perth
    Closing date: 09/12/2022

  • 11/24/2022 4:00 PM


    Location: Council House, Perth CBD   Occupation: Human Resources   Division: Corporate Services
    $90,739 per annum plus super Full-time permanent Ranked ninth in the world of the 23 Best Places to Travel in 2023, Perth truly is a city for everyone and a wonderful place to live and work. The City of Perth strives to be a workplace that understands what employees value and aspires to be liveable, sustainable and prosperous...
    Posted on Nov 25 by City of Perth
    Closing date: 09/12/2022

  • 11/24/2022 5:46 AM


    Location: City of Perth Depot, Osborne   Occupation: Waste Management   Division: Operations
    $81,721 per annum, plus super Full-time, permanent. Liveable, sustainable, and prosperous - this is our aspiration for Perth. To continue delivering our vision we are seeking an Assistant Supervisor Waste and Cleaning to lead a team and provide administrative and operational support to the Supervisor to ensure the City’s waste and cleaning works are completed. Reporting to the Supervisor...
    Posted on Nov 24 by City of Perth
    Closing date: 08/12/2022

  • 11/22/2022 4:00 PM


    Location: Council House, Perth CBD   Occupation: Planning & Development   Division: City Planning
    Join the City of Perth in 2023  Take your career to the next level! As the Capital City of Western Australia, the City of Perth is a local government that is ambitious for the future. Our aim is to grow our city to 55,000 residents by 2036, embed sustainability into everything we do and facilitate a prosperous and...
    Posted on Nov 23 by City of Perth
    Closing date: 07/12/2022

  • 11/21/2022 4:00 PM


    Location: Council House, Perth CBD   Occupation: Economic Development   Division: Economic Development
    $75,010 per annum, plus super Full-time, permanent The City of Perth is an ambitious Local Government passionate about delivering a bold vision for the Capital City of WA. To achieve our ambitions, we recruit the very best people who understand the City exists to create a liveable, sustainable and prosperous city that enables and delivers the aspirations of...
    Posted on Nov 22 by City of Perth
    Closing date: 06/12/2022

Selection criteria

The selection criteria can be found by downloading the Position Description document that is attached to each vacancy. Please address the selection criteria with a small, succinct paragraph addressing each point. Remember to read and check the How to Apply details within the Position Description document.

  • What is the City of Perth?

    The City of Perth is the capital city of Western Australia. The capital city area is in many respects the symbol of Western Australia’s relationship with the rest of the nation and the Asia Pacific region. The City is also the focus for the greater metropolitan area. 

    The City of Perth is a statutory entity constituted under the Local Government Act 1995. Its role is to administer the affairs of the City and establish a policy framework that serves the City community. The City of Perth incorporates the Perth Central Business District together with the suburbs of East Perth, West Perth, Northbridge and part of Crawley. 

    The governing body of the Council consist of nine elected members including the Lord Mayor. Local Government elections are held in October with half the Council up for re-election every two years. The Lord Mayor is elected by popular vote every four years. 

  • What are the City’s vision and goals?

    Vision

    Vibrant, connected, progressive.

    Goals

    People 
    A safe, activated and welcoming city that celebrates its diversity and sense of community, providing unique educational, cultural, sporting and lifestyle offerings.

    Place
    A well-planned and functional built form environment, promoting world class architecture, appreciation of heritage, diversity of land use and a sustainable, affordable and accessible integrated transport system.

    Planet
    A city that respects, protects and fosters its natural environment, embraces the principles of sustainability and acknowledges the impacts of our changing climate.

    Prosperity
    A city with a diverse and resilient economy capitalising upon its unique competitive advantages and creative reputation, attracting sustainable investment in education, tourism, entertainment, commerce, technology and trade.

    Performance
    A city led by a Council and supported by an administration that is committed to sound strategy and governance, excellence in customer service and effective and sincere engagement with all stakeholders.

    Partnership 
    A City that has earned the respect and support of the local industry through strong partnerships with state bodies, industry and community groups and other key stakeholders.

  • What are the City’s values?

    The City of Perth's corporate values were selected for best reflecting the culture employees want to see. These values (and taglines) are now being rolled out across the City of Perth and embedded into everything we do. 

     

    They are:

    • Commitment — Think It, Say It, Do It
    • Courage — Speak Up, Stand Up, Persevere
    • Respect — Listen, Consider, Support 
    • Teamwork — One City: Stronger Together 

     

     

  • What is the organisational structure of the City of Perth?

    The City has a Chief Executive Officer and four General Managers. These Alliances and their units are:

    CEO Alliance

    • Legal Services
    • Audit & Risk
    • Executive Services
    • Governance
    • Corporate Communications

     

    Corporate Services Alliance

    • Financial Services 
    • Strategy & Reporting
    • Human Resources
    • ICT Services
    • Property Services
    • Information & Records Management

     

    Planning and Economic Development Alliance

    • City Planning
    • Development Approvals
    • Transport & Urban Design
    • Economic Development
    • City Future

     

    Community Development Alliance

    • Customer Experience
    • Community Services
    • Activation and Cultural Experience
    • Community Safety and Amenity
    • Marketing

     

    Infrastructure and Operations Alliance

    • Infrastructure and Assets
    • Operations
    • Parking Services
  • How can I get involved in local government?
    • Volunteering opportunities: Youth Advisory Council and Visitor Info Centre.
    • As an Elected Member.
    • Traineeships/apprenticeships.
  • What traineeships/apprenticeships are currently on offer?

    To obtain further information or submit your interest in undertaking a traineeship/apprenticeship at the City, send an email to the Human Resources Unit to notify the HR team of your interest.

    Email: careers@cityofperth.wa.gov.au