City of Subiaco - Working at the city
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Working at the city

The City of Subiaco is an innovative, community-focused organisation providing strong leadership to build a unique and welcoming place. Working at the city is a rewarding and enjoyable experience. The staff at the City of Subiaco uphold and consistently demonstrate the City of Subiaco’s values of Respect, Integrity, Customer Service and Teamwork.

The city is committed to recruiting dedicated and talented staff for a diverse range of services including administration, building and health, economic development, community and cultural development, recreation, environment, infrastructure, planning, rangers and waste and management.

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Employee benefits

The city provides eligible employees with many benefits to assist with work–life balance and mantain a positive state of health and wellbeing. Benefits include:

  • five weeks of annual leave with 17.5% leave loading (or pro-rata equivalent)
  • one rostered day off per month (full time employees)
  • sustainable travel allowance or a parking permit
  • proximity to public transport
  • competitive salary packages
  • superannuation (9.5 per cent compulsory contribution plus additional contributions up to 5 per cent)
  • paid study leave and reimbursement of relevant tuition fees
  • journey insurance
  • 24/7 employee assistance program
  • reward and recognition program
  • social club
  • casual dress Friday's
  • subsidised Lords gym membership including pool and group fitness class access
  • novated vehicle lease options
  • flexible working arrangements
  • 3 weeks paid parental leave
  • 13 weeks long service leave after 10 years of continous service in local government

Learning and development

The city's learning and development approach aims to assist individuals with career development and incorporates:

  • management leadership and development
  • supervisor development program
  • individual professional and career development
  • compulsory and optional training courses outlined in an annual training calendar
  • induction to the city
  • equal employment opportunity training
  • OHS compliance
  • local government training
  • support for external tertiary studies


The city's wellness initiaties strive to assist staff in their health and wellbeing whilst undertaking work in the city. Eligible employees can participate in the following sessions free of charge:

  • health assessments
  • work related and the influenza vaccination
  • ergonomic assessments
  • end of journey facilities, including bike rack and showers
  • electronic bike available for use 
  • skin cancer screening
  • lunch and learn workshops
  • wellness education
  • weekly fruit baskets 

Healthier Workplace WA - Gold rating


The city is committed to helping employees maintain and improve their health and wellbeing through various initiatives available to employees. The city was recently awarded a gold rating from Healthier Workplace WA (external site), recognising a commitment to encouraging healthy behaviours that aim to maintain and improve employee wellbeing. 


Employment eligibility

The city can only employ people who can legally work in Australia. These include:

  • Australian citizens
  • New Zealand citizens
  • permanent residents
  • temporary residents with permission to work
  • international students with permission to work.

Occupational safety and health

The City of Subiaco is  committed to providing its employees, contractors, volunteers and visitors a safe and healthy workplace.

The City of Subiaco maintains a safety management system that promotes the safety, health and well being of all employees, contractors, visitors and volunteers. The city promotes a culture of safety through hazard identification, injury prevention and general occupational safety and health (OSH) awareness throughout the organisation. In meeting its occupational safety and health obligations, the city:

  • consults and communicates with regards to OSH with employees, contractors and volunteers
  • provides employees, contractors and volunteers with the necessary induction, information and training to enable them to perform their work in a safe manner
  • provides an effective system of accident/incident reporting, investigation and recording
  • ensures effective purchasing, contracts, tenders, leasing, hiring systems and assets comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Australian regulations and standards
  • establishes delegated day to day occupational safety and health responsibilities of the CEO, directors, branch managers, supervisors and employees
  • communicates openly with employees, contractors, volunteers and visitors about work health and safety matters.

Download the city's Work health and safety management protocol (PDF, 183KB) for further information on the city's commitment to safety.