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Department of Finance (WA)

Type of Organisation
State Government


Employer Profile

Employer Profile

Finance’s central government role is unique, driving whole-of-government policy and influencing strategy, while also delivering practical, cost-effective and quality outcomes to benefit Western Australians.  Finance delivers this via three objectives:

  1. placing customers at the centre of all we do;

  2. being outcomes focused – collaborative, innovative and values-led; and

  3. becoming the best place to work with engaged, inspired and proud staff.


Our values-based culture is reflected in how we go about our business and in what we expect from ourselves.  We do this through being collaborative, empathetic, constantly seeking growth and communicating with clarity.


What Finance does:


Advise: We are a strategic advisor to the State Government and associated government departments and agencies. We are central in providing advice on government reform projects, project and asset management, procurement and policy.

Build:  We oversee major non-residential building projects including schools, health facilities and prison projects. We also manage government office accommodation to drive efficiencies and savings to the WA taxpayer.

Buy:  We are leaders in government procurement.  We utilise strong buying power to secure products and services for government, delivering value-for-money outcomes to the WA taxpayer.

Collect:  We collect revenue on behalf of government and administers the payments of grants and subsidies to the community.

Deliver:  We facilitate and optimise the delivery of corporate services for government, using insights and leading technologies to continuously innovate and improve.


You can read more about who we are and what we do via our recent Annual Report.


We focus on values rather than specific degrees. We have a team of more than 1,000 staff who achieve a broad range of outcomes, made possible through multi-disciplinary skills and backgrounds.


As one of our graduates, you will be supported by our comprehensive training and development program designed to help you develop a solid foundation in the public sector. Rotations through different directorates will help you build professional relationships, understand our operations, and consider many different career opportunities available within Finance.


Find out more about the Department of Finance’s Graduate program or if you have any questions email us.

Locations where there are vacancies for Graduates 
Perth and Osborne Park.

Residency requirements for Graduates wishing to apply

Australian citizens and residents.


Roles available for Graduates 

Depending on departmental needs, there are various roles across our five diverse directorates.

Degree subjects required for Graduates wishing to apply

Various qualifications considered.


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Department of Finance

What do recent graduates say are the best things about working with us?

"Supportive, flexible, good work life/balance, lots of training and development opportunities and development encouraged by management"

"Good workplace culture, very flexible and good opportunities to move around within the Department"


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