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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

  • 5/29/2020 9:01 AM

    Location: Works and Services Osborne Park   Occupation: Waste Management   Division: Operations
    $85,596 per annum plus superannuationPermanent, full-time The City of Perth is an ambitious Local Government. We work together and are proud to be part of Perth’s story. We look to tomorrow with optimism ready to listen, lead and support the community. Together, we are moving through a once in a generation transformational change and are seeking the support...
    posted on May 29 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?


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


    • 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.