Benefits of Working for the Shire of Narrogin & Information for Applicants

The Shire of Narrogin is an Equal Opportunity Employer that has a team-oriented and highly motivated workforce which provides quality services and facilities to residents and visitors to the Shire.

Whilst most conditions of employment are covered in the Letter of Appointment and/or Employment Contract, all other governing matters fall within the Local Government Industry Award 2020, National Employment Standards and Council’s adopted Code of Conduct.

All or some of the following benefits may apply to your position at the Shire of Narrogin:

Local Government Career

There are currently 138 Local Governments in Western Australia (and two Territories). Whether it be a large organisation or a small team, a career in Local Government is an opportunity to make a real difference.

Hours of Work

Varies depending on the position held.  Most office employees work Monday to Friday, minimum 152 hours per month.  Most ‘outside’ employees work Monday to Friday, from 6.30am to 4.00pm during the summer months and from 7.00am to 4.30pm during the winter months.

Rostered Day Off (RDO)

An RDO system is in place for eligible Shire employees. One day off per month for full-time Administration employees and one day off per fortnight for employees in the Works and Services division.

Up to 15% Superannuation (combined contribution)

As well as the required 11% superannuation (from 1/7/22) contributions the Shire is required to make on behalf of its employees, contributions made by the employee to their own Superannuation Plan will be matched by the Shire up to a maximum of 4%.

Annual Leave - 17.5% Leave Loading

Four weeks annual leave after 12 months’ service. Leave Loading paid on annual leave taken for non-contract positions with the Shire.

13 Weeks Long Service Leave

All permanent employees of the Shire are entitled to 13 weeks long service leave after completing 10 continuous years’ service in Local Government.  Long service leave accruals are transferable between all local government authorities in Western Australia.

Personal Leave

Personal/carer’s and bereavement leave is as per the National Employment Standards.

Employees Training and Development Opportunities

To maximise the potential and skills of its employees, the Shire is committed to supporting employees’ training and education and providing professional development opportunities to employees as appropriate and encourages senior employees attendance at State and National Association Conferences.

Probationary Period

A position may be subject to a probationary period.

Study Leave and Funding

Study leave assistance may be extended at the discretion of the CEO.

Competitive Salary

A competitive salary will be offered relevant to the position level within the Shire.

Salary Packaging

Salary packaging is available for permanent employees (eg package car and/or laptop).

Employee Incentive Scheme

Employees are able to participate in a reward scheme which enables employees to receive an amount not exceeding $200 in cases where they have put forward good suggestions which have been adopted and resulted in savings and improved efficiency to the Shire.

Annual Performance Reviews

All employees are entitled to an annual performance review. The reviews are linked to possible salary review and highlights training requirements for the relevant position.

Internal Promotion and Acting Opportunities

The Shire encourages all employees to fulfil acting positions where available and endeavours to promote existing employees when a vacancy arises.

Subsidised Corporate Uniform – Office Employees

All permanent employees are entitled to a subsidised annual allowance toward the Local Government uniform.

Personal Protective Equipment – Works & Services employees

All necessary protective clothing and equipment is supplied by the Council to ensure your safety.

Smoke Free Working Environment

The Shire Administration office, Depot, Library, Homecare and all work places including vehicles are smoke-free working environments.

Health and Wellbeing Programme

Various programmes are regularly conducted for Shire employees such as Sun Screen checks and Full Health Assessments.  These programmes are free to employees.


Vaccinations from time to time, such as COVID-19, may be compulsory under Government of WA mandates and Health Directions for certain classes of employees including Environmental Health Officers, Rangers, Refuse Site Workers, Caravan Park employees and frontline employees that have regular and close direct contact with aged and vulnerable clients and customers. This is also due to Commonwealth funding requirements, with respect to all Narrogin Regional Homecare employees, whether permanent or casual.

In addition, in the event of a lock down or similar restrictions, all employees at the following work locations are required to be fully vaccinated, to continue to attend work:

  • Narrogin Regional Homecare
  • Caravan Park
  • Refuse Site
  • Works Depot (Mechanical, Parks & Gardens, Construction & Maintenance, Depot Admin)
  • Library
  • Ranger Services
  • Shire Administration Office.

Exemptions may be available through a General Practitioner, that confirms that to receive a vaccination, would compromise their health, due to an existing underlying health condition.

In limited circumstances, those that are not fully vaccinated, may receive temporary approval to work from home, on a case by case basis.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Shire’s Equal Employment Opportunity goals are designed to provide an enjoyable, involving, harmonious work environment for all employees where each has the opportunity to progress to the extent of their ability.

Job share and Part Time Opportunities

The Shire supports the principle of job sharing and part time employment, with various part time positions currently occupied within the Shire.

Modern Office Facilities

The Narrogin Shire Administration Office, Library, Narrogin Regional Homecare, and Works Depot Office are all modern, spacious, air-conditioned buildings.

Kitchen Facilities

The Shire Administration Office has a modern kitchen/lunch room for employees use.  Other Shire work-sites have dedicated lunch room facilities.

Employee Corporate Functions (e.g. Farewell & Christmas Functions)

The Shire provides an annual Christmas Function for all Elected Members, employees and their families as well as other occasional functions throughout the year.

Friendly Work Environment

A great team-oriented, friendly environment makes working with the Shire an attractive employment option with great prospects / career advancement within the Shire and in local government in general.

Work Experience Programme

The Shire is dedicated to giving young people the opportunity to utilise the work experience programmes through their School, enabling them to work in their area of interest.

RRR – Reduce Reuse Recycle

The Shire of Narrogin is committed to promoting environmentally conscious development and to creating a more sustainable community.

Gymnasium or Swimming at lunchtime – Discounted Membership

The Shire Administration Office is located within close proximity to the Narrogin Regional Leisure Centre. A 25 metre heated pool and fully equipped gymnasium is available to all staff who wish to visit as an occasional patron or take advantage of 50% discount to a membership at the Centre via salary sacrifice.

Family Friendly Environment

The Shire Administration Office is a family friendly environment and recognises the importance of a working/family life balance.

Voluntary Employee Involvement in Community Events

Employees are able to be involved in various events which the Shire organises and/or supports within the community.

Close to Early Education, Schools and the Agricultural College

For those with children, the Shire Administration Office is within close proximity to the Narrogin Regional Childcare Centre, three choices of Primary Schools, the Senior High School (to year 12) and the Agricultural College (years 10 – 12).

Counselling Services

The Shire offers support on a range of work-related issues.
Short term counselling aims to provide local government workers, elected members and bushfire volunteers with support for a wide variety of work-related issues such as work relationships, conflicts at work and other work-related issues. To access this service an individual must be referred to LGIS by the local government by using the approved referral form, which will entitle the individual up to 6 sessions.

Free Parking

The Shire has free on-site parking facilities for all employees.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Six (6) dedicated Hybrid or Electric Vehicle car parking / charging stations free for employees to park and use if based at the Administration Office.

For further information please contact the Payroll Officer on telephone 9890 0900 or email