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Working for Government

The Western Australian State Government is a complex body of agencies that work together to provide the best quality services to the community. To do this, the State Government employs a diverse workforce of around 115 000 people in over 200 agencies across Western Australia.

Selection for employment is based on your skills, knowledge and abilities and the specific requirements of the position. All people including those from culturally diverse backgrounds, Indigenous people and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for advertised vacancies with the WA Government.

More information on working in the WA Government can be found on the Getting a Job website.

Am I eligible to apply for a position with the WA Government?

Anyone can apply for vacancies advertised on unless stated otherwise in the advertisement.

Australian Citizenship or permanent residency is an essential requirement for permanent positions in the public sector.

Non-permanent residents who have an appropriate visa are eligible for fixed term appointments.

For more information please visit the Overseas Visitors and Migrants section of the Getting a Job website.


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