Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism; Commerce; Science

    New website launched for tourism and hospitality jobs across WA

    27/05/2022 8:45 AM
    • New tourism and hospitality jobs website launches to job seekers
    • Free site targets working holiday makers, school leavers, career-change seekers and international students
    • Designed to address worker shortages, particularly in regional areas
    • Supported by McGowan Government, through Tourism WA, in partnership with the Australian Hotels Association WA 

    A one-stop-shop website is being launched today to connect job seekers with opportunities in the tourism and hospitality industries.


    This new purpose-built platform - westernaustralia.jobs - has been developed by Tourism WA in partnership with the Australian Hotels Association WA.


    The free website also offers job seekers training, visa support, seasonal opportunities and information on regional destinations.


    The website went live for industry earlier this month to add vacancies. Today it is being  opened up to job seekers.


    The jobs vacancies are searchable by the WA tourism regions - Coral Coast, Golden Outback, North West, South West and Perth and surrounds.


    It is also searchable by job categories and businesses.


    The current vacancies include chefs, bar staff, wait staff, restaurant managers, baristas, coach drivers, gardeners, marketing assistants, events co-ordinators, cleaners, housekeepers, tour guides and boat skippers.


    The launch of the new jobs website follows an announcement earlier this week of an interstate and international marketing campaign to attract working holiday makers to WA to coincide with the early resumption of the Qantas direct flight from London to Perth.


    Comments attributed to Tourism and State Development, Jobs and Trade Minister Roger Cook:


    "WA has been the safest place in the world, with the best economy in the world.


    "We have the lowest unemployment rate in Australia and a record 1 million people in full-time work.


    "But the demand for tourism and travel to our great State means we need hundreds, even thousands, of extra full-time and casual workers.


    "We need them in the city and in the regions.


    "This is a great collaboration between Tourism WA and the Australian Hotels Association to work together for the benefit of all tourism and hospitality businesses.


    "Making sure our tourism operators and businesses around the State are well resourced is a key priority of the McGowan Government.


    "I encourage locals and those currently on working holiday visas in Western Australia or interstate to visit this website, earn some money and enjoy the unparalleled cultural experiences and many thrilling adventures our State has to offer.


    "WA is open for business and for open tourism."


    Minister's office - 6552 6500