Shire of West Arthur


Council is seeking suitably qualified applicants for the current vacancy.

Responsible for ensuring the Shire’s road network and public facilities are maintained to a high standard, the successful applicant will be required to develop and implement the annual and long-term works programs and oversee all infrastructure asset management including capital works and maintenance.

Aa attractive three to five year performance based contract is offered.  Salary and benefits are subject to negotiation and include:

  • Cash component $90,000 to $110,000 per annum.
  • 4 x 2 house with large shed.
  • 9 day fortnight.
  • Private use of vehicle.
  • Up to 11.5% superannuation.
  • Professional development.
  • Relocation expenses.


The Shire of West Arthur is located in the south-west of the wheatbelt region. Its major population centre is the town of Darkan which is 200km south of Perth and 115km east of Bunbury.

Applications are to be submitted to and will close at 4pm on Wednesday 20 April 2022. To view the application package, click here.

Further information is available from the Shire’s website or contact CEO Vin Fordham Lamont on 9736 2222.

The Shire of West Arthur is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Vin Fordham Lamont

Chief Executive Officer

Expression of Interest

Posted: 01/12/2021

Job Types: Works Team or Administration / Permanent or fixed term / Full or Part Time

Location: Darkan

The Shire of West Arthur offers a wide range of career opportunities. If you’re interested in working with us but we’re not currently advertising a vacancy in your area of interest or expertise, you’re welcome to submit a general expression of interest by email to

 Job Description

When submitting your general expression of interest please ensure you attach a covering letter and resume. Your cover letter should identify the area best suited to your skills and experience. When your application is received it will be reviewed and added to our talent pool for future work opportunities. Should a suitable position arise in the future you may be contacted and invited to apply for that role. If you are no longer interested in a position with us, please withdraw your application.

Desired Skills and Experience

While the skills and experience required will differ depending on the role that you are interested in the Shire of West Arthur prioritises candidates who demonstrate our values: Listening, Considered Decision Making, Appreciation, Respect and Teamwork. The Code of Conduct for Employees can be viewed here:

Please note: A National Police Clearance, Working with Children Check or other requirements may apply.

 Thank you for your interest in joining our team.

To view a copy of our Code of Conduct, please click here.