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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

General Manager Infrastructure and Operations
Location: Council House, Perth CBD
As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, you will be responsible for the development of a vibrant, connected and progressive city through the successful delivery of the City’s capital infrastructure projects and programs.   
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  • 1/26/2021 4:00 PM


    Location: Council House, Perth CBD   Occupation: City Design   Division: Transport & Urban Design
    $106,214 per annum, plus super Permanent, Full-time. The City of Perth is a vibrant Local Government. To achieve continued success, we recruit the very best people who help make the City a great place to live, work and visit. To continue planning for the community we are seeking the support of a knowledgeable, strategic and future...
    posted on Jan 27 by City of Perth

  • 1/19/2021 8:03 AM


    Location: City of Perth Car Parks   Occupation: Parking Operations   Division: Commercial Parking
    $62,778 per annum pro rata plus super Permanent Part Time Vibrant, connected, progressive – that’s our vision at the City of Perth. To continue delivering our vision we are seeking Car Park Officers to provide hands on, customer focussed services within our City of Perth Parking Car Parks. The successful candidates will support the City by: Promptly attending to...
    posted on Jan 19 by City of Perth

  • 1/17/2021 4:00 PM


    Location: Citiplace Childcare Centre, Perth CBD   Occupation: Community Services   Division: Community Services
    $847.77 per week (pro rata) plus super Fixed Term, Part-time(3 days per week, 6.5 hours per day) The City of Perth is committed to delivering high quality child care for our youngest members of the community and peace of mind to their care givers. To continue delivering services at the Citiplace Childcare Centre we are seeking a motivated Childcare...
    posted on Jan 18 by City of Perth

  • 1/17/2021 4:00 PM


    Location: Perth Town Hall, Perth CBD   Occupation: Community Services   Division: Community Services
    $32.19 per hour plus 25% casual loading Vibrant, connected, progressive - that’s our vision at the City of Perth. To continue delivering our vision and welcoming guests to the Perth Town Hall we are seeking a casual Venue Supervisor to assist during peak periods. Based in the 150 year old building, you will assist the City by: Managing bookings...
    posted on Jan 18 by City of Perth

  • 1/17/2021 4:00 PM


    Location: Council House, Perth CBD   Occupation: City Design   Division: Transport & Urban Design
    $118,318 per annum, plus super Permanent, Full-time. The City of Perth is an ambitious Local Government. To achieve our aspirations, we recruit the very best people who understand the City exists to enable and deliver the aspirations of the community. We work together and are proud to be part of Perth’s story. We look to tomorrow with...
    posted on Jan 18 by City of Perth

  • 1/17/2021 4:00 PM


    Location: Council House, Perth CBD   Occupation: Planning & Development   Division: Development Approvals
    $70,325 per annum plus super   Permanent, Full-time Vibrant, connected, progressive - that’s our vision at the City of Perth. To continue delivering our vision we are seeking a highly organised and self-motivated Administration Support Officer to provide quality administrative and project support within the City’s Development Approvals Unit. The successful candidate will support the City by: Providing administrative and project support Being the first point...
    posted on Jan 18 by City of Perth

  • 1/13/2021 4:00 PM


    Location: City of Perth Depot, Osborne   Occupation: Parks & Landscaping Services, Horticulture   Division: Operations
    $61,301 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. To continue delivering our community aspirations, we are seeking two motivated and enthusiastic Parks Operators to join our Parks maintenance team. The team is responsible for the preservation and management of 150 hectares of...
    posted on Jan 14 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.

    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