Working at Mid West Ports

Mid West Ports Authority (MWPA) is a busy Western Australian Port that places the highest emphasis on our people, customers and community in conducting our daily business.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and value the unique contributions from our people in the workplace and respect and encourage diversity within our organisation.

We offer a variety of challenging and rewarding career opportunities including 

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Development
  • Communications
  • Engineering
  • Workplace Safety
  • Environmental
  • Human Resources and Workforce Planning
  • Training and Development
  • Information Management
  • Maintenance and Trades
  • Marine and Transport

How to apply

Advertised vacancies

To apply for an advertised vacancy please read the advert closely to ensure the below conditions are met to ensure a successful application:

  • All vacancies require a current resume to be included with your application.
  • Applications must be submitted on or before the advertised closing date. We are unable to accept late applications.
  • A complete position description is available from the job advertisement link below.  
  • Many vacancies will request an addressed selection criteria to be submitted with your application.
  • Where an addressed selection criteria is requested the Essential Criteria to be addressed is listed on the position description. 
  • Where an addressed selection criteria is requested we will only assess applicants who address and meet the selection criteria. 
  • Need some help addressing the selection criteria? Access the ‘How to Apply’ guide.
  • All applications are to be sent via email with Word or PDF attachments to Please quote the job title in the email subject line.

Note: Applicants may be required to undergo personality profiling, pre-employment medical check and drug and alcohol testing. Applicants must reside in the Mid West region or be prepared to relocate for positions that are based in Geraldton. Only those eligible to work in Australia with the ability to obtain a Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC) will be considered for this role. MWPA is an equal opportunity employer.

Non-advertised vacancies

You want to join the MWPA team but we currently do not have an advertised role that suits you? You can express your interest by sending your resume and cover letter via email to


Communication is extremely important to MWPA and following any application or expression of interest we will endeavour to keep in touch throughout the process. Keep in mind that shortlisting processes can take time so expect contact to be made 1-2 weeks following the submission of an application or expression of interest.

Should you be unsuccessful in your application we will advise you via email or phone. We are happy to provide feedback if requested via email to


For any questions in relation to salary, duties or the application process, please contact the MWPA Human Resources department on (08) 9964 0551, Monday – Fridays.

Current career opportunities at MWPA

Employment Opportunities
Title Date Created Applications Close
Work, Health & Safety Advisor 24/06/2022 18/07/2022 9:00:00 AM
IFS Application Administrator 08/06/2022 27/06/2022 9:00:00 AM

Why join our team?


These values help us reach an employer of choice status in our community. Aside from the opportunity to work on the water in an exciting environment where no two days are the same we are proud to say….

  • We lead by a committed and people focused leadership team.
  • Our staff are rewarded with competitive remuneration packages.
  • We have strong cultural values and commitment to community.
  • Our people are friendly, skilled and passionate.
  • We foster a supportive, diverse and inclusive work environment.
  • We encourage professional and personal development opportunities.
  • Staff recognise staff service and achievement.
  • Provision of PPE and optional corporate uniform.
  • Work-life balance for all employees is important to us.
  • We promote and provide Health and Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, health insurance and Employee Assistance program).

Where are we located?

MWPA operations are located in sunny Geraldton, situated 400kms north of Perth, Western Australia, and is a coastal, community focused and family friendly town. We also have several key roles based in our Perth office.

Our reputation for sunny days, beautiful beaches, watersports and wildflowers should be enough to tempt anyone, but if you need more convincing check out this video for more information on why you should live and work Geraldton:

Relocation assistance can be negotiated for successful applicants appointed to vacancies if currently outside the Geraldton region.