Working at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions


As an agency with diverse roles and responsibilities, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions employs around 1650 people as permanent staffers, contract employees, casual and seasonal workers and trainees in cities and towns, as well as in some of the most remote areas of the State. Approximately three-quarters of the workforce is employed in country areas.

Besides its Perth offices, the department operates from nine regional and nearly 20 district centres, as well as from other locations. Staff work in the field, in offices and in laboratories, and on a range of programs and projects dealing with parks, fire protection, plants, animals and people.

In addition to the attractive salary and the opportunities to contribute to biodiversity and environmental conservation initiatives, the department offers a number of incentives including:

  • a salary packaging scheme
  • flexible working arrangements
  • well-established learning and development programs
  • comprehensive health and lifestyle programs
  • subsidised corporate wardrobe
  • a National Park Entry Pass
  • opportunities to work at iconic locations throughout Western Australia.

The department

  • is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply for positions.
  • promotes flexible working arrangements. 
  • has a strong commitment to the employment of Indigenous people and aims to have 7 per cent of its workforce made up of Aboriginal people, which is a Government priority in terms of reconciliation and providing long-term, secure employment for Indigenous Western Australians. Our Aboriginal employment strategy recognises that achievement of departmental responsibilities, functions and objectives can be attained and enhanced by the participation and contribution of Aboriginal people.
  • supports its staff with comprehensive training, safety and support programs, and career development opportunities, and promotes continual improvement, teamwork and flexibility within its workforce. 
  • has a comprehensive and inclusive trainee and employment scheme.
  • is a Registered Training Organisation, which means staff and trainees can gain on-the-job experience under the guidance of certified trainers and obtain Technical and Further Education qualifications.
  • is a highly sought after employer, receiving employment applications from all around the world, from people who are qualified in a variety of disciplines, for a variety of positions.

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Resumes are generally not accepted without a job application form.  Other required information for specific advertised vacancies is available on the WA Government Jobs Board at Jobs may also be advertised in the Government Appointments Section of The West Australian newspaper and other relevant media.