The Shire of Mingenew is seeking an experienced Customer Service professional permanent to be the first point of contact for all customer enquiries and provide administrative support to the team. This position is now available as a permanent, full-time position (80 hours per fortnight with one RDO per month).

The Customer Service Officer position is an integral role, delivering a high level of quality customer service to the Shire’s internal and external customers, in accordance with the Shire’s Customer Service Charter. The Customer Service Officer will be responsible for responding to customer enquiries and providing Driver and Vehicle Licensing services, library services and providing general support within the Governance and Community team.

We offer above-award wages (negotiable), dependent on demonstrated skill level, qualifications and experience. The position also attracts a communications allowance and housing subsidy for those living local or staff accommodation may be offered if required.

The best part of the role is the diversity of tasks, opportunities for learning and engagement with our community and visitors. You will get to work in a positive and inclusive work environment and be supported in your learning by an experienced team.


Please submit a current Resume with at least two recent and relevant referees, and a covering letter (no more than two pages) addressing the below selection criteria and your suitability to the role, to, or by post to the Shire Office at the address below. For more information contact Erin Greaves, Governance & Community Manager on 0477 287 144.

Section Criteria


  • Previous customer service experience (more than 2 years in similar work environment)
  • Ability to time manage, problem solve and adapt to changing work demands
  • Strong computer skills, particularly with the Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal


  • Knowledge of local Shire and/or local government operations
  • Valid WA Driver’s Licence (C Class)

Applications close 9am Tuesday, 26 March 2024 (EXTENDED).

Position Description may be downloaded by clicking here.



The Shire of Mingenew is currently seeking Expressions of Interest from active, self-motivated individuals who have a passion for gardening and the outdoors. This Apprenticeship program will offer you the opportunity to gain hands on experience assisting Council’s Parks and Gardens team to maintain and enhance recreation and sporting grounds, parks, gardens and other community assets.

The ideal candidate will have a willingness to learn and apply themselves to their studies. Tuition support and study leave is provided as part of the Apprenticeship.

Selection Criteria


  • Currently enrolled in or willing to participate in an Apprenticeship in Horticulture through a registered training provider
  • Enjoy nature and comfortable with outdoor work that includes working in varied weather conditions
  • Reasonable level of fitness, capable of manual labour and physical work
  • Good time management and problem solving skills
  • Completed a minimum of Year 10 at secondary school or equivalent
  • Ability to work positively, cooperatively and productively within a team environment


  • WA White Card
  • Current and valid Driver’s Licence (“C” class minimum)

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


The Shire of Mingenew is currently seeking Expressions of Interest from active, self-motivated individuals who have a strong desire to pursue a career in Engineering. This Cadetship program will offer you the opportunity to gain hands on experience assisting Council’s Works team to build and maintain the Shire’s infrastructure and assets. Council offers a professional environment; modern technology and mentoring opportunities.

The ideal candidate will have a willingness to learn and apply themselves to their studies. Tuition support and paid study leave is provided as part of the cadetship.

Selection Criteria


  • Currently enrolled in an Engineering discipline degree at university
  • Basic computer literacy and ability to use Microsoft Office programs e.g. Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Current and valid Driver’s Licence (“C” class minimum)


  • WA White Card

A copy of the Position Description can be downloaded 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) 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 Shane Noon, Works Manager on (08) 9928 1102 / 0409 135 665 or email

Applications Close: 9am on Tuesday, 5 March 2024.

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.