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



  • 10/11/2019 7:08 AM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Construction   Division: Infrastructure & Assets
    $75,706 - $80,317 per annum plus superTemporary, Full-time (12 month contract) Alliance and Office overview The Infrastructure and Assets Unit sits within the Infrastructure and Operations Alliance and is responsible for: Infrastructure Design Infrastructure Maintenance Project Management Property Management Asset Management Our Unit provides infrastructure that contributes to the growth and development of the City of Perth, which includes essential building services and asset maintenance that enhances the liveability of the city. Position Objectives To...
    posted on Oct 11 by City of Perth

  • 10/10/2019 2:47 AM


    Location: Parks & Landscape Services Osborne   Occupation: Parks & Landscaping Services   Division: Operations
    $60,396 plus super per annum Permanent, Full-time Unit overview Parks and Environment Operations is responsible for the horticultural presentation of the City and management of 140 hectares of open parkland including reserves, boutique gardens, streetscapes, pocket parks and theming of horticultural displays to compliment major events in the City. Functions include materials and cost management, horticulture/arboriculture, parks (east, central and west) and irrigation/mowing. Position objectives Actively...
    posted on Oct 9 by City of Perth

  • 10/8/2019 3:15 AM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Approval/Building Services   Division: Development Approvals
    $84,331 - $89,468 per annum, plus superPermanent, Full time Unit Overview Development Approvals has statutory responsibility for processing planning and building applications for development in the city.  We facilitate optimal development outcomes for the city through an understanding of the need to find an appropriate balance between investment in our city and the protection of the community’s needs and interests. The sub-unit...
    posted on Oct 7 by City of Perth

  • 10/3/2019 4:00 PM


    Location: Parks & Landscape Services Osborne   Occupation: Trades   Division: Operations
    $1,487 per week, plus super Full Time, Temporary 12 month contract Alliance and Unit Overview The Infrastructure and Operations Alliance builds and maintains the infrastructure and related assets that underpin the growing City. The Alliance comprises specialists in construction and maintenance and approaches work with excellence and sustainability in mind. The Operations Unit is responsible for: Fleet and Depot Services Waste Management Parks and Environmental Operations Fleet and...
    posted on Oct 4 by City of Perth

  • 10/1/2019 4:00 PM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Engineering   Division: Construction
    $104,645 - $111,018 per annum plus superannuation Temporary, Full-time (12 month contract) Directorate and Unit Overview The Infrastructure and Assets Unit sits within the Infrastructure and Operations Alliance and is responsible for: Infrastructure Design Infrastructure Maintenance Project Management Property Management Asset Management Our Unit provides infrastructure that contributes to the growth and development of the City of Perth, which includes essential building...
    posted on Oct 2 by City of Perth

Alliance Manager Human Resources 
A competitive market based salary plus vehicle allowance and up to 14.25% superannuation is offered on a negotiated 3 to 5 year term. The Manager Human Resources will play a significant role in developing and implementing the City’s new People Strategy and Workforce Plan. The role requires a positive approach to problem solving and outstanding interpersonal skills. Your ability to bring teams together and positively influence organisational culture will be highly valued...

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 five Directors. These Directorates and their units are:

    Chief Executive Office

    • Governance
    • Corporate Communications
    • Strategy and Partnership

    Corporate Services

    • Finance
    • Human Resources
    • Information Technology
    • Data and Information
    • Asset Management

    Planning and Development

    • City Planning
    • Coordination and Design
    • Transport
    • Development Approvals
    • Sustainability

    Community and Commercial Services

    • Customer Service
    • Parking Services
    • Commercial Parking
    • Library
    • Community Amenity and Safety
    • Community Services
    • Health and Activity Approvals

    Construction and Maintenance

    • Construction
    • Street Presentation and Maintenance
    • Waste and Cleansing
    • Parks
    • Properties
    • Plant and Equipment

    Economic Development and Activation

    • Economic Development
    • Marketing and Activation
    • Arts, culture and Heritage
    • Business support and Sponsorship
  • 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