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

  • 12/7/2018 2:11 AM

    Location: Council House Perth CBD   Occupation: Human Resources   Division: Human Resources
    Temporary 12 month contract $93,942 - $99,661 per annum plus super Directorate and Unit Overview The Human Resources (HR) Business Unit is located within the Corporate Services Directorate, along with these Business Units: Finance Information Technology Data and Information Asset Managment Human Resources provides professional and specialist advice, partnership and systems that assist Directors and Managers to manage staff and provide support to all employees. The...
    posted on Dec 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?


    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 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.