Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

We lead Western Australia's economic development, international trade and investment, and tourism, and promote the defence, international education, science and innovation sectors.
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What we do

The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation drives the creation of local jobs and a stronger, more diverse Western Australian economy.

We deliver initiatives on behalf of the WA Government that supports the full spectrum of economic activity in WA, from large-scale mining and industrial operations, to innovate startups and small to medium businesses across the state.

We promote the state nationally and internationally to increase trade and attract investment, and encourage tourists and students to consider WA as their destination of choice.

Our department fosters our already leading science, research and innovation sectors to build a technologically advanced and prosperous future for all Western Australians.

There are exciting opportunities at our department where you can contribute to jobs growth and the state’s development. Find out more about career opportunities and our graduate program.

Ministerial reporting

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Emergency Services; Innovation and the Digital Economy; Science; Medical Research; Minister Assisting the Minister for State and Industry Development, Jobs and Trade

Corporate executive

Phil Gorey

Deputy Director General - Resources and Project Facilitation

Linda Dawson

Deputy Director General - Industry, Science and Innovation

Simone Spencer

Deputy Director General - Strategy and International Engagement

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The Freedom of Information Act 1992 gives the public a right to access information held by the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation. Learn more on how to lodge an application.