Working With Us

We offer a diverse range of career options, attractive remuneration and a relaxed lifestyle in one of the most picturesque locations in Australia.  We strive to make our town a fantastic place to live and work and aim to provide our community with excellent facilities and services. If you want to make a positive contribution to your community we encourage you to apply to work with us.

We are guided by the values of PRIDE:


All Shire of Esperance employees are expected to comply with the Shire's Employee Code of Conduct, which can be viewed here.

Employee Benefits

The Shire of Esperance is one of the largest employers in the region and is committed to, and understands the importance of, assisting all employees to achieve life balance.  The shire values its employees and the contributions they make to the community and provides a range of opportunities and benefits that assist in achieving a healthy life balance and greater flexibility in workplace arrangements.

We offer a range of benefits which include:

Work Environment

  • Prime Location – on nature’s doorstep of pristine beaches and National Parks
  • Life Balance & Family Friendly Initiatives – flexible working arrangements
  • Eco Travel Options – use of E-bikes and scooters for Shire business
  • Amenities – fully equipped kitchen and lunch facilities available
  • Reward and Recognition Programs - Customer service & Safety Award Program
  • Safety, Risk and Emergency Management & OSH Committees & Trained 1st Aid Officers
  • New Ideas for Improvement Welcomed – ideas for improving processes encouraged
  • Social Club/Jackpot – Regular active social club and fortnightly Jackpot draw
  • Library Facilities - Free use of Library and its facilities adjacent to Admin Building
  • Smoke Free Work Environment

Financial Incentives

  • Above Award remuneration and Generous employment packages
  • Generous Superannuation – up to 15.5% employer contribution
  • Salary Sacrifice Opportunities - Super, Novated Lease, Laptop/Devices
  • Paid Overtime - as per the Shire’s Enterprise Agreement 2022
  • Uniform Allowance – yearly uniform allowance
  • Relocation Allowance - for eligible employees
  • Free Gym/Pool Membership - Access to Bay of Isles Leisure Centre
  • Study Assistance/Training – opportunities for professional development/study

Leave Entitlements

  • 5 Weeks Annual Leave – pro rata with 17.5% leave loading
  • Rostered Days Off – for eligible employees
  • Purchased Leave – up to 4 additional weeks per year
  • Long Service Leave – Access to pro-rata LSL (9.1 weeks) after 7 years continuous service
  • Christmas Shutdown Period – (excluding essential functions/skeleton staff)
  • Pandemic Leave - in accordance with Appendix 13 of the Shire’s Enterprise Agreement 2022
  • Cultural Leave - in accordance with the Shire’s Enterprise Agreement 2022
  • Family & Domestic Violence Leave – 10 days paid leave pro rata
  • Public Holidays – and other leave as per National Employment Standards
  • Personal, Carers, Compassionate & Community Service Leave - as per NES
  • Parental Leave – as per National Employment Standards & Fair Work Act
  • Emergency Services Volunteers – paid Service days and leave in lieu

Professional and Personal Development

  • Training and Development Opportunities
  • Travel and Accommodation Allowance – for attendance of training offsite
  • Structured Training Programs – Traineeships, Apprenticeships & Cadetships
  • Study Assistance - As per the Shire’s Enterprise Agreement 2022
  • Induction/Onboarding
  • Annual Performance Reviews - For career advancement, goals and training opportunities

Employee Wellbeing and Lifestyle

  • Health Assessments – Free skin cancer screening
  • Free Vaccinations – Influenza and COVID Vaccinations
  • Ergonomic Assessments
  • Health and Fitness - Free use of Bay of Isles Gym and Pool facilities
  • Employee Assistance Program –Confidential counselling services x 6 sessions
  • Phased Retirement – for eligible employees over 55 years of age
  • Social Club – Active social club with regular activities and functions
  • Staff Jackpot
  • Wellness Checks & Return to Work Assistance – for those returning from injury/illness
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Community Involvement

Regular opportunities to be involved in Shire Community Events:

  • Edge of the Bay Festival
  • Christmas Pageant
  • Seniors Christmas Function
  • Youth Events
  • Fundraising Opportunities – morning teas and functions
  • R U OK? Day and Mental Health Week Activities
  • Volunteering Opportunities – available at the Volunteer Resource Centre
  • Volunteering for SES/Emergency Services - employee involvement encouraged

Disclaimer: All entitlements listed are in accordance with the Shire of Esperance Enterprise Agreement 2022, Shire of Esperance Policies and Procedures, National Employee Standards and Fair Work Australia.