Working with the City

Current job vacancies

To find out about jobs available and how to apply visit: 

Current Vacancies

Employment benefits

Here are just some of the great benefits of working at the City of Cockburn:
  • Parking and location
    • Close to the beach and shops 
    • Free parking
  • Health and wellbeing
    • Free membership to Cockburn ARC
    • Free wellness programs, counselling and health assessments
    • Private health insurance corporate discounts.
  • Working hours and leave
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Nine-day fortnight
    • Flexi time (time off in lieu)
    • Two extra days of leave per year
    • Generous long service leave and paid parental leave.
  • Salary and superannuation
    • Salary packaging 
    • Generous superannuation
  • Professional growth and education
    • Professional development opportunities
    • Study program, including 50 per cent of relevant university and TAFE fees.
    • Recognition awards.
View the City of Cockburn Code of Conduct.

Work experience 

Where possible, the City of Cockburn provides opportunities to undertake work experience.

Before you apply for work experience, we recommend visiting to determine what type of local government positions appeal to you.

To apply, simply send a brief resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Remember to outline your area of interest and the dates and times you are available for work experience. Your request will be sent to the relevant area manager to assess. We will contact you to let you know the outcome. 

Important note: If your work experience application is granted, you will be required to undertake your own insurance cover. If you are a student, your school or training provider will usually provide insurance for you. Further information will be provided upon acceptance of your application.

Applicants with a disability

The application process for applicants with a disability is the same as it would be for anyone applying for a position at the City of Cockburn.
If you have a disability, you can choose whether or not to tell us in your application or at any time during the application process. For example, you may wish to include some information about your disability and discuss any required work-related adjustments, in your cover letter.
If you work with a Disability Employment Service, you can have them contact us directly to discuss any specific needs you may have. We can also advise your Disability Employment Service on the progress of the application.

Adjustments for the interview

If you have been offered an interview, you are encouraged to discuss any special requirements with the recruiting officer at this point.
The City will take all reasonable steps to ensure accessibility requirements will be available for you at your interview. 

This could include:    

  • Making provisions for an Auslan interpreter to attend the interview
  • Providing information about wheelchair access and ACROD parking
  • Granting access to the City’s hearing loop system.

Adjustments during the interview

If you have not mentioned your disability in your application, you may want to discuss this at your interview. 

This could include:

  • How your disability may affect your ability to perform certain duties 
  • Any adjustments you feel would assist you in performing your duties.

You can discuss any adjustments in more detail at any time during the recruitment process.

Adjustments after employment

You can discuss any needs you may have, or changes to those needs at any time during your employment at the City. Adjustments can be made as long as you are able to fulfil the requirements of the position.

More information and contact

For information about employment at the City of Cockburn, please contact [email protected].



City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaditj boodjar kep wer kaadidjiny kalyakool yoodaniny, wer koora wer yeyi ngalak Birdiya koota-djinanginy.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for Country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past and present.