Working at the Shire

Opportunities at the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley

About the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley

Our Shire is home to over 7,730 people living in 54 sites across the vast and beautiful West Kimberley.

Our location provides for a variety of leisure activities including superb fishing, boating, sightseeing and sports. On our doorstep are some truly stunning and untouched wilderness areas like the famed Buccaneer Archipelago, National Parks and Gorges, and the mighty Fitzroy River.

We offer a diverse range of employment opportunities in areas such as community development; aquatic, sport and recreation; library and youth services; aboriginal environmental health, environmental health, rangers and town planning; asset management and civil engineering; general hand labourer/plant operators, stores and mechanic; customer service, administration, governance, finance and human resources; visitor information; airports and wharf.

Our employment opportunities are located in both Derby and Fitzroy Crossing.

Working for the Shire is an opportunity to use your skills and experience like nowhere else. It's also an opportunity to increase skills, enhance knowledge and be part of a proud and friendly team focused on the future of our communities.

A place where people want to live, invest, visit and return to

Vision and Values Poster

What it's like living and working in the West Kimberley:

The Shire prides itself on its excellent employment conditions including a commitment to work/life balance and health and wellbeing. Some of the conditions offered by the Shire include:

  • 25 days (5 weeks) Annual Leave per annum
  • Flexible working arrangements (job sharing, working from home)
  • Up to 17% superannuation
  • Health, Wellbeing and Employee Assistance Programs

We recognise the importance of personal and professional development and have a commitment to developing and maintaining a learning culture. It is important to us that our people are rewarded, so we offer a competitive salary package to attract, motivate and retain the best people.

The Shire is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applications for a position will be assessed against the criteria included in the position description with selections based on merit and equity.

Work Experience and Traineeships

The Shire appreciates our social responsibility to contribute to the education and development of the community’s future workforce.

One of the ways in which we are able to do this is by offering work experience and traineeship opportunities to eligible applicants across a variety of departments. To find out more head to our current career opportunities page or email People and Culture at