The City provides a wide range of employee benefits including:
The City of Kalamunda is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all people and want to build a workforce as diverse as the community
we serve. We aim to have a work environment where everyone feels included and everyone can realise their full potential.
The City of Kalamunda is a local authority with a population of 60,000 located approximately a 35-minute drive from the Perth CBD. The City provides the opportunity to work in a diverse environment from rural, natural bushland to highly developed
residential, commercial and industrial areas.
Kalamunda has a bus station a short walk from the City of Kalamunda Administration Centre on Railway Road, Kalamunda, in addition to bus stops near the City’s Administration Centre and Operations Centre.
Parking is free and there are sufficient available bays for each employee at each location.
The City of Kalamunda offers competitive salaries under Enterprise Bargaining Agreements and negotiated contracts. Salaries are reviewed annually. Annual step increments are also available for most positions.
Employees can arrange for salary sacrifice arrangements, such as; superannuation contributions, novated leases, health funds, uniform, social club and/or union fees. Possible benefits include tax savings.
Employees receive the superannuation guarantee. As from 1 July 2022 the superannuation guarantee rate is 10.5%. This rate is due to increase a further 0.5% each year until it reaches 12% in 2025. These increases have been legislated
by the Australian Government. All employees have freedom of choice over the complying fund that their superannuation contributions are paid to, providing this choice is not changed more regularly than annually.
The City’s default fund is currently Aware Super.
The City provides employees with the added benefit of an Employer Super Co-contribution Scheme. Employer co-contribution is an incentive provided by the City to encourage employees to put aside extra for their retirement. This means, a percentage
of what employees contribute to their super by salary sacrifice before tax, could be matched by the City.
The City offers eligible employees the opportunity to finance a new or used vehicle through a novated lease. Repayments are made through pre-tax salary through salary sacrifice. Vehicle expenses can also be bundled into the lease.
The City provides eligible employees uniform clothing and personal protective equipment. Some roles where a Corporate Uniform is required, the City will contribute a set amount towards the cost of the uniform. For other roles, wearing a uniform
is not compulsory, smart business attire can be worn and casual clothing on Fridays.
Every new employee of the City is required to serve a probationary period, during which their suitability for the role is reviewed. Annual Performance Reviews are also undertaken to provide and receive feedback, implement career planning and set
The City recognises the importance of work life balance and as such provides flexible work arrangements such as:
Employees receive the benefit of utilising the City’s libraries in: Kalamunda, Forrestfield, Lesmurdie and High Wycombe. Membership is free. eMembership allows access to an extensive range of eResources, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines
and films. Employees can visit a library in their lunch break, use the staff tea-room, and access resources, such as Ancestry, a family history resource available free through public libraries.
All City locations provide kitchen facilities and lunchrooms for employees.
The City has an active Social Club which arranges fun events throughout the year.
Employees can save 30% on select Microsoft 365 subscriptions and up to 10% on Surface products with the Workplace Discount Program.
The City of Kalamunda has teamed up with ME, the bank owned by industry super funds, to give employees access to a free online course to help employees manage their money better. Knowing more about your money means making better decisions, and being
more financially secure in the long run. Learn the basics of buying a home, creating a budget, getting out of debt, managing your home loan and much, much more.
Full time employees are entitled to 22 annual leave days per year. A pro rata allocation applies to part time staff. Staff employed under the City’s EBAs receive an additional 17.5% leave loading on any annual leave accumulated. Staff
on negotiated contracts have different conditions.
As a staff member you are entitled to take personal leave, which includes sick and carers leave.
Compassionate leave (also known as Bereavement Leave) can be taken when a member of an employee’s immediate family or household dies, or contracts or develops a life-threatening illness or injury. All employees are entitled to 5 days paid
Cultural and Religious Leave provides unpaid leave for legitimate cultural and religious purposes to meet with an employee’s customs, traditional law and participation in ceremonial activities.
All employees are entitled to 5 days paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave each year and 5 days unpaid. The Leave is for the purpose of doing something to deal with the impact of family and domestic violence when it’s impractical to do so
outside their ordinary hours of work.
Employees, including casual employees, can take Community Service Leave for certain activities such as voluntary emergency management activities (unpaid) and jury duty (paid leave).
Full time and part time employees are entitled to 12 months of Parental Leave when a child is born or adopted, if they have worked for at least 12 months with the City.
There is other leave available such as Long Service Leave, which can be carried over from continuous service at other Local Governments in Western Australia, public holidays, options to purchase additional leave and deferred salary schemes.
Our workplace environment encourages & supports employees to maintain or adopt healthy lifestyles. The GLOW team bring to life ideas and suggestions that promotes overall wellbeing. Throughout the year, it brings staff a variety of activities, workshops
and events such as skin cancer screening services, flu vaccinations and lifestyle workshops.
The City is committed to managing workplace health and safety. All employees have the right to go home looking and feeling as great as when they started the day. Which is reflected in the Workplace Health & Safety policies, procedures,
workplace practices and culture at the City. There are opportunities to train as Fire Wardens, First Aiders and Safety representatives.
All full time and part time employees are entitled to a 50% discount when attending the Kalamunda Waterpark.
All full time and part time employees are eligible for a 50% discount on services offered at Hartfield Park Recreation Centre, excluding personal training.
The City currently has Corporate Health Insurance discounts with a range of companies.
The City offers an Employee Assistance Program which provides confidential counselling service to employees and their immediate family members.
The City offers ergonomic assessment of employees at their workstation to ensure correct working posture and workstation setup.
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.