Work and wander out yonder: information for employers

Find out how to fill your labour shortages with WA workers.

Last updated: 23 October 2020 at 1.35pm

Our Work and Wonder out Yonder Toolkit includes posters, banners and images, and has been designed to help stakeholders attract workers.

Recruitment websites 

Regional employers in WA are encouraged to register their details and available positions through various recruitment sites.

Backpacker Job Board

Post job ads on the Backpacker Job Board to find workers in regional WA.

Gumtree

Post job ads on Gumtree — the online marketplace.

Harvest Trail

Advertise a job on the Australian Government's Harvest Trail Service which connects workers with seasonal jobs in rural and remote locations.

Jobactive

Jobactive is an Australian Government website that allows prospective workers to search for jobs by region and industry. You can advertise vacancies for free and reach out to local providers to help find job-ready candidates.

SEEK

Create a SEEK account or sign in if you already have one. Once signed in, you will be able to post a job ad.

It's important to include the hashtag, '#workandwander' in the job ad detail section. This enables your ad to be categorised correctly and helps job seekers find your ad.

Studium

Visit Studium to connect directly with 12,000 registered job seekers, including WA university students, school leavers, international students, working holiday makers and other jobseekers.

The Job Shop

Contact The Job Shop to have a job ad placed on this recruitment agency's website.

Rural Enterprises

Register your vacancy with Rural Enterprises and view feature candidate profiles outlining skills and locations. 

Considerations for employers

Minimum rates of pay are regulated for all industries. You can check the correct rates of pay and employment conditions with the Fair Work Ombudsman or phone 13 13 94.

Employers are legally required to take out workers’ compensation insurance for all workers. Visit WorkCover WA for more information about who you need to cover and how to get an insurance policy.

Additionally, employers may be required to pay superannuation deductions on behalf of the employee, depending on the amount earned. Further information on superannuation is available from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) Superannuation Information Line on 13 10 20 or via the ATO’s superannuation home page.

The Employment Services Code of Practice sets out the principles and standards that underpin the delivery of employment and other services to increase employment outcomes and participation in economic activities in Australia, especially for disadvantaged client groups.

An Employer Hotline service is available on 13 17 15 for businesses to access providers.

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Page reviewed 23 October 2020