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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



  • 1/20/2020 9:54 AM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Project Management, Corporate Development   Division: CEO Unit
    $106,214 - $112,683 per annum, plus superannuation Permanent, Full time  Alliance and Service Unit Overview The CEO Alliance is responsible for the establishment of a strategic plan that will enable the organisation to deliver the City's vision and implement various objectives to achieve the strategic goals. Position Objectives Review processes, systems and culture of the City’s Customer Service (both internal and external customers), focused...
    posted on Jan 20 by City of Perth

  • 1/17/2020 7:00 AM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Project Management, Engineering   Division: ICT Services
    $118,318 - $125,523 per annum plus superannuationPermanent, Full-time Alliance and Service Unit Overview Corporate Services has responsibility for overall governance and corporate matters and provides corporate and related matters to all other Alliances. It also provides a range of value for money services and systems that ensure that the organisation is able to do what it needs to do...
    posted on Jan 17 by City of Perth

  • 1/17/2020 3:20 AM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Information Technology   Division: ICT Services
    $106,214 - $112,683 per annum plus super Permanent, Full-time  Alliance and Service Unit Overview Corporate Services has responsibility for overall governance and corporate matters and provides corporate and related services to all other Directorates.  It also provides a range of value for money services and systems that ensure that the organisation is able to do what it needs to do and...
    posted on Jan 17 by City of Perth

  • 1/17/2020 1:05 AM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Information Technology   Division: ICT Services
    $106,214 - $112,683 per annum, plus superannuation Permanent, Full time Alliance and Service Unit Overview Corporate Services has responsibility for overall governance and corporate matters and provides corporate and related services to all other Alliances. It also provides a range of value for money services and systems that ensure that the organisation is able to do what it needs...
    posted on Jan 16 by City of Perth

  • 1/20/2020 2:23 AM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Engineering   Division: Transport
    $70,325 - $73,885 per annum plus super Permanent, Full-time Alliance and Unit Overview Planning and Economic Development plans for and regulates the development of the City’s natural and built environment and many of the activities that happen within the City and is responsible for the development and growth of the City of Perth’s economy.  The Transport and Urban Design Unit is...
    posted on Jan 14 by City of Perth

  • 1/15/2020 1:41 AM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Engineering   Division: Transport
    $95,351 - $101,156 per annum plus super Permanent, Full-time Alliance and Unit Overview Planning and Economic Development plans for and regulates the development of the City’s natural and built environment and many of the activities that happen within in the City and is responsible for the development and growth of the City of Perth’s economy.  The Transport and Urban...
    posted on Jan 14 by City of Perth

  • 1/10/2020 2:48 AM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Corporate Services/Governance   Division: Marketing and Communications
    $85,596 - $90,810 per annum plus super Full-time, Fixed Term (12 months) Alliance and Service Unit Overview The City of Perth is looking for an experienced expert to contribute to the City’s creative development and style. We need someone with broad skills in graphic design and motion graphics, who likes to do a bit of everything. This position will be...
    posted on Jan 10 by City of Perth

  • 1/9/2020 9:20 AM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Planning & Development, City Design   Division: Transport & Urban Design
    $95,351  - $101,156 per annum, plus super Permanent, Full-time  Alliance and Unit Overview  Planning and Economic Development plans for and regulates the development of the City’s natural and built environment and many of the activities that happen within in the City and is responsible for the development and growth of the City of Perth’s economy.  The Transport and Urban Design Unit...
    posted on Jan 9 by City of Perth

  • 1/7/2020 4:00 PM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Project Management   Division: Infrastructure & Assets
    $135,000 per annum plus super Permanent, Full-time The City is a leader in delivering core local government services and is proud of its rich history. The City is a productive and highly valued organisation that is keen to meet the challenges of increased urbanisation while balancing the needs of businesses and residents. Alliance and Service Unit Overview Infrastructure and Operations builds and...
    posted on Jan 8 by City of Perth

  • 11/27/2019 1:29 AM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Community Development   Division: Community Services
    $85,596 - $90,810 per annum plus superannuation Temporary, Full time 1 x 3 year contract and 1 x 12 month contract Alliance and Service Unit Overview The Community Development Alliance provide direct services and facilities for the enjoyment of the community. The Alliance ensures that it meets the expectations of the community and does so in a commercially sustainable way. Community...
    posted on Nov 27 by City of Perth

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.


    *The City of Perth Council is currently suspended as outlined under section 8.19 of the Local Government Act 1995. Commissioners have been appointed by the Minister for Local Government to fulfil the role of the suspended Council.

     

  • What are the City’s vision and goals?

    Vision

    Vibrant, connected, progressive; a friendly and beautiful place to be.

    Goals

    • A city for people.
    • An exceptionally well designed, functional and accessible city.
    • A city connected to its natural beauty.
    • A future focused and resilient city.
    • A prosperous city.
    • A city that celebrates its diverse cultural identity.
    • An open and engaged city.
    • A city that delivers for its community.
  • 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 & Audit
    • Advocacy
    • Strategy
    • Marketing and Communications

     

    Corporate Services Alliance

    • Human Resources
    • ICT Services
    • Strategic and Transactional Finance
    • Governance

     

    Planning and Economic Development Alliance

    • City Planning
    • Transport and Urban Design
    • Development Approvals
    • Economic Development

     

    Community Development Alliance

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

     

    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