City of Subiaco - Application process
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Application process

The City of Subiaco is committed to thorough, transparent and fair recruitment processes.

Application instructions

Vacant positions at the city are advertised on the current vacancies page. Potential applicants should carefully read the position description before applying for the job.

All applications should include:

  • the position title
  • cover letter comparing relevant experience against the selection criteria in the position description
  • current resume that includes the details for two referees.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Recruitment process

The City of Subiaco values all applications and strives to ensure all candidates are given due consideration. As such, the recruitment process can take up to six weeks from date of advertising. Should you have enquiries during this time, please contact the city.

The recruitment process from vacancy to hire involves:

  1. Vacancy is advertised.
  2. Application and queries accepted until 4pm of closing date, unless otherwise stated on the advert. 
  3. Applications assessed against position selection criteria. 
  4. Shortlist selected and contacted to attend an interview.
  5. Panel interviews are conducted.
  6. Referees contacted.
  7. Medical checks are completed for particular positions.
  8. Successful candidate notified.
  9. Unsuccessful candidates notified.


Candidates are invited to arrive fifteen minutes prior to their scheduled interview time. During this time will be provided with a copy of the interview questions which you may read through and take notes.

Your interview will commence with an introduction to the panel members, information on how the interview will proceed, an explanation of the role and a briefing about the city.

Before the interview concludes, you will be provided with an opportunity to ask questions and advised of when the final decision will be made.

Applicants with disability

The application process for applicants with disability is the same as it would be for anyone applying for a position at the City of Subiaco. If you have a disability, you can choose whether or not to disclose this 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 the city directly to discuss any specific needs you may have.

Adjustments for the interview

The City will take steps to ensure that any accessibility requirements are addressed for your interview. Please advise if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made.

This could include:    

  • Making provisions for an Auslan interpreter to attend the interview
  • Providing information about wheelchair access and ACROD parking
  • 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.