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With its flourishing start-up ecosystem, strong economy, and employment opportunities, Perth stands out as the ideal location for you to find a job.

Find a job in Perth

If you’re an international student looking for a job, you’ve picked a great city to start your search.

Perth is a city of opportunity with a wide variety of jobs available across a range of exciting industries. And, with the unemployment rate dropping to a half-century low of 3.5% at the end of 2022, there’s never been a better time to look.

A lot of Perth’s job market focuses on its booming resources sector, with the engineering, mining and oil and gas industries always looking for skilled workers.

While resources play a significant role in WA, it's not the only sector. There are still plenty of jobs available in technology, healthcare, education, construction, hospitality, retail, and more, with a vast array of sectors contributing to the diverse job market of this modern city.

For students

If you’re a student looking to kickstart your career, our JobFinder WA program can help connect you with employers and achieve your career dreams.

For employers

Are you an employer wanting to tap into the significant talent pool represented by international students and graduates? We can help.

Important things you need to know about finding a job in Perth

Our world is online, so take advantage of it when searching for a job. To make it easier for you, we’ve partnered with SEEK to create the JobFinder WA program, which is specially designed to help connect you to Western Australian employers.

Before applying online for jobs, make sure your resume and LinkedIn profile are up-to-date.

Career Centre

Using a recruitment agency can be a great way to boost your chances of finding a job as they specialise in finding available positions best suited to you.

For the best results, partner with an agency that specialises in your job field.

Some of the most popular and trusted recruitment agencies in Perth include:

As part of the Australian government’s working hour cap, international students with a student visa can work up to 48 hours per fortnight - up from the previous cap’s 40 hours.

As a student living in Perth, you can work part-time while studying to help with the cost of living. You can work full-time during the holidays.

If your occupation is on the list of skilled occupations that are eligible for sponsorship, then you may be able to find work in Perth and receive sponsorship through your employer.

Learn more about student visas and migration

Get out and explore what this stunning state has to offer with a range of exciting work opportunities available in beautiful parts of regional WA.

Get job-ready and confidently navigate today's job market with our free face-to-face career support.