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



  • 11/16/2018 5:41 AM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Marketing/Communications/Events   Division: Communication & Engagement
    $84,331 - $89,468 per annum, plus superannuation Temporary 12 month contract Directorate and Unit Overview The Office of the CEO 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 plan goals. One of these key objectives is policy development which will confirm the...
    posted on Nov 16 by City of Perth

  • 11/16/2018 2:00 AM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Accounting/Finance/Payroll/Procurement   Division: Finance
    Negotiated Salary Starting at $125,000 per annum plus super  Fixed Term (5 Years), Full-time Directorate and 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...
    posted on Nov 15 by City of Perth

  • 11/15/2018 8:00 AM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Planning & Development   Division: Transport
    $116,570 - $123,668 per annum plus super Permanent, Full-time Directorate and Unit Overview The Transport Unit sits within the Planning and Development Directorate, along with these business units: Coordination and Design Development Approvals City Planning Sustainability The Transport Unit is responsible for the planning, design and management of the City’s streets and transport networks, as identified by the City’s strategic plans and vision. The Transport...
    posted on Nov 14 by City of Perth

  • 11/15/2018 8:37 AM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Administration/Personal Assistant/Secretarial   Division: Health and Activity Approvals
    $69,286 - $72,793 per annum, plus super Permanent, Full-Time  Unit Overview Health and Activity Approvals is comprised of two areas: Activity Approvals maintains the coordination and overview of activities, whilst collaborating with internal and external customers and stakeholders. Activity Approvals obtains, facilitates and collates all relevant technical and legislative advice and approvals for events, obstruction permits, bonds and activities in public places...
    posted on Nov 14 by City of Perth

  • 11/13/2018 9:36 AM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Marketing/Communications/Events, Approval/Building Services   Division: Health and Activity Approvals
    $84,331 - $89,468 per annum, plus super Permanent, Full-time Directorate and Unit Overview The Health and Activity Approvals Business Unit sits within the Community and Commercial Services  Directorate, along with these business units: • Community Amenity and Safety • Customer Service • Commercial Parking • Community Services • Library • Parking Services The Health and Activity Approvals Unit is comprised of Activity Approvals and Environmental Health.   The Activity...
    posted on Nov 13 by City of Perth

  • 11/12/2018 8:18 AM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Approval/Building Services, Administration/Personal Assistant/Secretarial   Division: Health and Activity Approvals
    $83,085 - $88,146 per annum, plus superannuation Permanent, Full-time Directorate and Unit Overview Community and Commercial Services provide direct services and facilities for the enjoyment of the community.  The Directorate ensures that it meets the expectations of the community and does so in a commercially sustainable way. Health and Activity Approvals is located within Community and Commercial Services, alongside:   Commercial Parking Community Services Library Parking Services Customer Service Community Amenity and...
    posted on Nov 12 by City of Perth

  • 11/8/2018 6:33 AM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Arts & Culture   Division: Arts, Culture & Heritage
    $69,286 - $72,793 per annum plus super Permanent, Full-time Directorate and Unit Overview Economic Development and Activation delivers opportunities and vitality to our City; striving to create and maintain the conditions for a vibrant, yet sustainable lifestyle for our community. This Directorate brings the world’s best to our doorstep; by developing and deploying strategic policies, plans and projects to guide the...
    posted on Nov 8 by City of Perth

  • 11/7/2018 3:00 AM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Information Technology   Division: Data & Information
    $104,645 - $111,018 per annum plus super Permanent, Full-time Directorate and 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 Nov 7 by City of Perth

  • 11/7/2018 3:00 AM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Information Technology   Division: Data & Information
    $104,645 - $111,018 per annum plus super Permanent, Full-time Directorate and 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 Nov 7 by City of Perth

  • 11/7/2018 1:00 AM


    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Environmental Health   Division: Health and Activity Approvals
    $84,331 - $89,468 per annum, plus super Permanent, Full-time The City of Perth has finalised the reorganisation of the Environmental Health Business Unit and are looking for an Environmental Health Officer to join our dedicated team. If you are looking for your next challenge in an innovative, exciting and diverse Local Government then this may be for you. With over...
    posted on Nov 6 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.

     
  • 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?
  • 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

    Positions may be offered in the following disciplines

    • Accounting
    • Administration
    • Community Services
    • Engineering
    • Environmental health
    • Human Resources
    • Landcare and Conservation
    • Library Services
    • Marketing
    • Planning and Development
    • Information and Technology
  • 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