Aboriginal Youth Job Expo

05 August 2022

The City of Stirling will host an employment and training expo for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to showcase job opportunities in local government and other industries.

The City is the largest local government in Western Australia by population, with a large workforce and career opportunities for people who want to contribute to the improvement of our local community.

The Aboriginal Youth Job Expo – delivered in partnership with the City of Canning and funded by Lotterywest – will deliver on the City’s recruitment, retention and professional development goals for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people from 15-24 years old.

Mayor Mark Irwin said the expo was an example of the City of Stirling delivering on the tangible commitments in our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2021-2023.

“Australia is home to the oldest continuous living culture in the world and the City has been home to Wadjak people of the Nyoongar Nation for over 60,000 years,” he said.

“At the City of Stirling, we have proven over time that we are serious about achieving tangible improvements as we work towards building a stronger community where relationships are based on respect, appreciation and understanding of each other’s cultures, traditions and lifestyles.”

“We appreciate the support of our partners and we hope the expo can showcase the types of jobs available in local government for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as providing a networking opportunity.

“The four pillars of our ‘Innovate’ RAP include relationships, respect, opportunities and governance, and this job expo sits firmly within our commitment to improve employment outcomes by increasing the recruitment, retention and professional development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.” he said.

“Other tangible actions in this space include implementation of our employment plan; advertisement of job vacancies; review of our recruitment procedures and policies to remove barriers; and establishment of traineeship opportunities. This aims to increase the percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed at the City.

“Our RAP Working Group recognises the positive contributions that people from all backgrounds can make towards reconciliation, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their engagement and to welcome the involvement of community members to join us on our reconciliation journey."

The event will be held on Thursday 18 August 2022 from 4.00pm to 6.00pm at the City of Stirling Reception Hall, 25 Cedric Street, Stirling.

Registration for the event is conducted through Eventbrite.


  • Aboriginal Health Council WA
  • Maxima
  • City of Canning
  • Crown Casino
  • WA Police
  • Gee Gie Indigenous Services
  • Apprenticeship Support Australia.

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