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Expressions of Interest are sought from a suitably qualified and experienced person to join the City of Perth’s Audit and Risk Committee as an independent external member for a two-year term. 

The role of the Audit and Risk Committee is to provide guidance and advice to the Local Government, in relation to: 

  • Risk management and internal controls.
  • External and internal audits.
  • Status of audit recommendations.
  • Financial management.
  • Compliance with laws, regulations, standards, and best practice guidelines. 

The appointment process will follow Council Policy 1.7 Independent Committee Members and will consider the qualifications, skills and expertise required for the functions of the Audit and Risk Committee. Exposure to local government is not essential but will be highly regarded. 
The Audit and Risk Committee currently comprises of six members, made up of four Elected Members and two external Independent Members. The Audit and Risk Committee meets once a quarter, and each meeting runs for approximately two hours at Council House. 

Each member must attend in person and ensure they have capacity to adequately consider the Agenda papers prior to each meeting. In adherence to relevant legislative requirements, members will be eligible for reimbursement of reasonable expenses relating to their duties. 

The successful candidate will be recommended to the new Council in November for appointment to the Audit and Risk Committee. Unsuccessful candidates will be added to a pool for future consideration when independent member positions become available. 

To be considered for appointment, please submit your resume and cover letter to by 12pm on 21 September 2023. Please direct any queries to Natasha Balderston (Manager Audit and Risk) at 9461 3119 or

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