The Shire of Mingenew is seeking an energetic, personable and self-motivated professional to provide accurate and efficient finance support in maintaining and reporting on the Shire’s finance and records management systems.

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years’ experience in a finance role with complementary tertiary qualifications and local government background. However, training and support may be provided where transferable skills and showing initiative in a new role can be demonstrated.

The role is offered as full-time position but part-time, flexible working arrangements may be considered, with expected ordinary hours of at least 32 hours per week.

The Shire offers a competitive remuneration (base salary up to $80,000 pro rata, negotiated dependent on qualifications and experience), with up to 5% matching super contributions by Council, subsidised accommodation (if required), communication allowance and a ‘Loyalty Incentive’ payment after 12 months continuous service (higher rate paid for those living local). Up to $1,000 may also be paid for relocation expenses.

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a finance role (preferably within local government)
  • Tertiary qualification in Bookkeeping or similar
  • Well-developed written communication and computer skills
  • Understanding of record management requirements (preferably within local government)
  • Ability to work independently, and in a team environment

A copy of the Position Description can be dowloaded by clicking here. .

Please note that prior to appointment, the preferred candidate may be required to provide a National Police Check (no more than 3 months old), undergo a financial probity check and a pre-employment medical, at the Shire’s expense. Screening results may impact a recruitment decision based on a reasonable assessment of risk associated with performance of duties.

The Shire of Mingenew is a diverse, inclusive and equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting and affording equal treatment and to assure equal employment opportunities to all persons. Applicants from diverse backgrounds, such as Indigenous people, people with disabilities, or from different cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Please email a current CV that includes at least 2 current and relevant referees, along with a cover letter, addressing the selection criteria and expressing why you should be considered the most desirable and suitable applicant for the role, to

For further information:

Contact Helen Sternick, Manager Corporate Services on (08) 9928 1102 / 0437 880 995 or email

Applications Close: 9am on Monday, 16 October 2023.

The Shire of Mingenew is looking to establish a Casual Pool of appropriately skilled and experienced individuals that can provide resourcing support to the Shire, as required. The Pool aims to ensure the Shire can respond appropriately to temporary increased service demands, coverage for staff absences or any other temporary staffing needs.

If you have an interest and transferable skills that may enable you to fill any of the following positions we invite you to complete an application form (see below for details):


Ideally candidates will be locally-based in order to respond to short-notice needs and must an Australian Citizen or be permitted to work in Australia. The Shire encourages people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Please note that a received application does not constitute acceptance to the Pool and there is no guarantee of appointment or specific hours. The Shire will need to undertake appropriate screening and checks before making an appointment. Applicants will be notified regarding their acceptance to the Pool. Prior to commencing employment, as a minimum requirement successful candidates for the Pool may be required to undergo a Pre-Placement Medical and be required to present a current National Police Clearance.

Applicants must complete the provided Application Form and may submit a supporting Resume if available. The Shire may contact you for further information to confirm qualifications/competencies and may contact Referees listed. Further information for applicants regarding the prospective positions can be found in the Position Descriptions available below. Should you require the information to be made available in an alternative format please contact the Shire on 9928 1102.

To apply:

The Application Form and a copy of the Position Description for each role is available below, or from the Shire Administration.

Applications may be submitted via email to, in person to the Shire Administration at 21 Victoria Street Mingenew, by post to PO Box 120, Mingenew.

Applications may be made at any time, however appointments will be made based upon Applicants that have already met the minimum requirements, availability and suitability (merit-based) for the role.

For further information:

Contact Erin Greaves, Governance and Community Manager on (08) 9928 1102 or email

Applications are open on an ongoing basis until further notice.

Casual Position Descriptions:

Application Form:

Click here to download.

We’ll See You In Mingenew!

In the heart of Wildflower Country, just 30 minutes from the coast and 100 km from Geraldton, Mingenew offers a welcoming rural lifestyle with good access to services, a strong local sporting scene and some of the best scenery in the Mid West. We encourage new employees to be part of our community and experience the friendly, safe and community-orientated lifestyle Mingenew offers, by living and working in Mingenew. Incentives may be offered to those looking to relocate here and a range of affordable housing is available. The community offers something for everyone, be it an active, social lifestyle to peaceful, casual living.

Council is committed to working with the community and region to shape opportunities for Mingenew to grow and prosper through the provision of key services that retain and improve the quality of life in Mingenew. Together we will be a place where people are welcomed, can live a healthy life, and where people can reach their potential. Please explore our website further to find out more about the facilities and services available.

Some of the benefits our employees enjoy include:

  • flexible working arrangements and RDOs
  • training and development opportunities, including professional memberships
  • competitive, above-award wages
  • subsidised housing for locally-based employees living/renting in Mingenew
  • generous superannuation co-contributions
  • equal opportunity employer based on the principles of merit and equity
  • promotion of health and well-being
  • diverse range of tasks, duties and responsibilities in a small team environment
  • access to a free Employee Assistance Program

If this sounds like the place for you, you are welcome to send your CV anytime to

Inclusive Workforce

The Shire of Mingenew promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. The Shire of Mingenew is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity, fair treatment and non-discrimination for all existing and future employees. To find our more please view the Shire’s Equal Opportunity Policy here.

We welcome applications from potential candidates of all diversity groups, including those with a disability and ask that you outline any potential accommodations we can make to provide a suitable work environment be brought to out attention during the application process.

Strategic Alignment


Mingenew Shire is a safe, inclusive and connected community with a thriving local economy that provides opportunity for all to succeed.


We are leaders in delivering services and development opportunities. We balance financial sustainability and community aspirations in partnership with our local community, partners and investors.


  • Mingenew is forward thinking, is innovative and leads change for our community, people and industry.
  • We are passionate about our Shire, and strive to create opportunities for people to belong and share this special place.
  • We focus on building and strengthening our relationships with each other and our region as our connections enable us to build our community.
  • We support each other to “have a go” and to use our initiative and drive to create new opportunities and knowledge for our community and other people.
  • We welcome all people of all generations to Mingenew and share our community so that people can belong and feel included and valued.

Other Local Employment Opportunities

Can’t find the job you’re looking for with the Shire of Mingenew? We suggest checking the local jobs board for information on other positions available locally. Click here to view it.