Application Process

Applying for a Position

Equal employment opportunity provisions ensure that the most suitable person is recruited or promoted to any position, and these provisions are incorporated into all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

Your Application

All applicants will be required to satisfy the Work Related Requirements set out in the application package. If you wish to apply for a position, please prepare your application to include the following:

  1. A cover letter
  2. A brief statement including examples, addressing each of the essential and desirable Work Related Requirements of the job as per the application package.
  3. Your resume

Applications are not returned so original documents should not be submitted. If you are shortlisted for a position you may be asked to present original documents at the time of your interview.

You can submit your application by:

  • Post: Addressed to Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 21, Pinjarra WA 6208
  • E-mail:
  • Fax: (08) 9531 1981
  • In person at the Shire of Murray Administration Office, 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra

Acknowledgment of Applications

All applications for vacant positions will be acknowledged via email once received, please note due to the number of applications received this can take up to two business days.

Unsuccessful Applications

All unsuccessful applications will be notified after the closing date.


If you are invited for an interview please bring evidence of qualifications, certificates, licences etc.

All interviews are conducted by a selection panel to ensure equity. The Shire of Murray is an equal employment opportunity employer and applies merit-based selection techniques. All applicants will be asked the same set of questions developed from the essential and desirable criteria based on behavioural interviewing principles.

Once interviews are completed reference checks are carried out for short listed applicants.

Medical Examination

Short listed applicants may be requested to attend a pre-employment medical at the Shire’s expense.

Police Clearance

The successful applicant will be required to provide a current police clearance prior to their commencement in the role.


The successful applicant will be notified as soon as the selection has been approved. Unsucceessful applicants will be notified shortly after their interview.

For further information regarding the application process please contact Human Resources on (08) 9531 7721 or by email


Q. Will late applications be accepted?
A. In fairness to all applicants, late applications cannot be considered unless consent has been confirmed prior to the closing date by phoning (08) 9531 7721.
Q. I’m considering moving to Australia, how do I find information about working in Australia?
A. For more information about migrating to Australia or living and working in Australia visit the Department of Immigration & Citizenship:
Q. Who can work for the Shire of Murray?
The Shire of Murray, like all other employers, can only employ people who can legally work in Australia. These include:

  • Australian citizens
  • New Zealand citizens
  • Temporary residents (with permission to work)
  • Overseas students (with permission to work)

If you are offered a position with the Shire, you will have to show originals of any of the relevant documentation eg. Visa or Australian Citizen Certificate.

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