Careers and employment opportunities with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

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Here at DWER our people are our greatest asset.  

As a DWER employee you will be working in a government agency that is responsible for contributing to a healthy environment and secure water resources, to support a liveable and prosperous Western Australia. We achieve this by discharging several pieces of legislation, which combined make sure that our environmental assets are protected, and our water resources are well managed and equitably shared by all.

We are proud to be an organisation that celebrates and is committed to providing employment opportunities that create and maintain a diverse workforce that best reflects the community we serve. We have a progressive, supportive and inclusive culture where employees feel valued, respected and connected.  

The diversity of our workforce is our strength, it enhances our ability to be forward thinking as well as responsive in the services we deliver to the Western Australian community, and recognises intergenerational care for Country by traditional custodians and provides genuine opportunities for Aboriginal people within our workforce. 

Explore a rewarding career working for the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and join our team through our exciting range of roles, programs and opportunities. Be part of the change by helping us build solutions to climate change, finding new ways to deliver our work through digital transformation, and assisting us ensure a sustainable future for our state.

Why work for us

Working for us provides you the opportunity to…

Participate in meaningful work

Protect our environment and water resources, finding solutions to climate change, helping provide a sustainable future and digitally transforming our business. 

Engage with Aboriginal organisations and stakeholders

These projects ensure we respect and empower our First Nations people with the shared goal of caring for Country and protecting and celebrating culture.

Thrive in a values-based organisation

Our a workplace culture lives the organisational values created by our people – We Care, Better Together, We Build Trust, Open Minds, We Serve to Make A Difference – In every aspect of how we work and do business.

Work in a new, 5.5-star energy rated head office

Prime House in Joondalup is accessible, designed to promote collaboration, includes great facilities and has built-in technology for a digital workforce. Or join one of our regional offices spread across our beautiful state.  

Feel part of a future-focused agency

We provide each employee with their own work laptop and our agile workplace encourages and supports a healthy work/life balance through flexible work options such as: working from home up to 50 per cent of your rostered hours, part-time work, flexible start and finish times and job-share arrangements.

Access employee benefits

There’s salary packaging, purchased leave and an active social club which organises sundowners, functions, discounted tickets to local events and much more. We even have a choir who sing for fun and the occasional corporate event.

Our comprehensive Wellness program ensures staff and their immediate family can access a range of support through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP). There is cultural leave for Aboriginal staff and confidential family and domestic violence leave and safety support where needed. We also run regular health and wellbeing events, including online webinars and face-to-face ‘lunch and learns’.

Get involved in exciting projects for our state

These include the Container Deposit Scheme, Plastic Bag and Straw Ban, Environment Online, Waste Wise Schools, Pollution Response, Native Vegetation protection and the Murujuga Rock Art Strategy to name a few.

Be part of an organisation that supports curiosity and continuous learning

You will have access to networking, mentoring support and development opportunities to ensure you have the skills you need for today and into the future as our purpose and business evolves.

Be recognised and rewarded for outstanding contributions and staff achievements through our employee recognition programs and awards, both department and peer nominated.

Participate in a calendar of events throughout the year for staff, including amazing key speakers that celebrate, support and educate on diversity and inclusion, and important social issues.

Communicate, collaborate and network with DWER colleagues wherever you are on our Yammer platform. This allows our staff to share information and stories in a more interactive social way. 

Thrive in a diverse office community

At DWER, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We provide access to workplace adjustments, equipment and support to ensure all employees, including people with disability can participate and perform in their role.

Some of our channels include Safety & Wellbeing, Working Flexibly, DWERversity; LGTBQI+ employees and allies, the Yarning Circle for sharing and discussion of Aboriginal programs and initiatives, NeuroDWERversity – employee support and discussion, and many more.

Know your opinion matters

Work for an organisation that values transparency and communication with opportunities to provide feedback to corporate executive through anonymous pulse surveys as well fortnightly update videos from the Director General and an active intranet of latest news articles and information.

Active campaigns

Graduate Program

The department also offers opportunities for graduates. Our Graduate program is an equity, diversity and youth initiative. If you have graduated from university in the last two years or know someone who has, visit our Graduate Program page for more information.

Registering with WA Government Jobs Board

Employment opportunities with the Government of Western Australia are listed on the WA Government Jobs Board. When you register with this site an email will be forwarded to you automatically whenever a position of potential interest to you is advertised.

How to register on the WA Government Jobs Board

  1. Go to
  2. Select Search for Job Vacancies
  3. Select Email Me Job from left menu
  4. Register by accepting the conditions
  5. Complete the New Account Details and Save (a password will be sent to your email address – this may take a few minutes)
  6. Select Login from the left menu and complete your email address and password details
  7. Select Profile under My Jobs
  8. Select Department of Water and Environmental Regulation from the Agency search box (and select options from other search boxes such as Occupation and Salary Range to further define positions of potential interest to you) and Save

Now that you are registered, an email will be sent to you whenever a job of potential interest to you is advertised. You can access and download any of these job vacancies plus supporting information, and even submit your application online via the WA Government Jobs Board.

Supporting access needs

For assistance with accessibility needs during the application and interview process, such as different communication methods or requesting documents in alternative formats, please reach out to us. You can email us at or call us at 61 8 6364 7000, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm. When you call, please ask to speak with HR Recruitment.

We use the National Relay Service (NRS) to ensure we are accessible to people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment. NRS can help you connect with us on:

  • TTY/voice calls – 133 677
  • Speak & Listen – 1300 555 727
  • SMS relay – 0423 677 767

Useful resources

Below are a range of our resources to assist you to understand a little more about us before applying for a job.

Annual report
Strategic Plan
Regulatory approach
Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP)
Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 
Multicultural Plan 

We can’t wait to hear from you

You’ll be part of a team making a difference