Jobs in Western Australia


Peter Collier, Western Australia’s State Training and Workforce Minister is so keen to get Irish workers to Western Australia he is going around the Australian Government to make it happen.   “I’m working with Ciaran Cannon and the Irish Government and we’re going to go around the Feds on this thing.” said Mr Collier.

He intends to get, “as many as they give us” by using temporary company-sponsored 457 visas. He visited Ireland in June where he met with Irish Minister for Training and Skills, Ciarán Cannon to discuss ways of speeding up the recruitment process. Commenting on the level of unemployment in Ireland Mr Collier said,  “A lot of these people are middle-aged, they’ve been retrenched. So, come over to Western Australia, spend 18 months to two years with us, help us out, then you can go home.  We’ve got no language barrier, no qualification barriers, it’s a relationship born in heaven.”

The Australian Government is cautiously supporting the initiative by reclassifying Perth as a regional city for migration purposes and introducing enterprise migration agreements for big resources projects. It has also added 12,000 skilled migration places nationally and allocated WA 6200 State migration places, more than a quarter of the national total.

If you are based in Ireland and have the skills to match one of the following occupations, contact me now, there could be an Australian job opportunity for you.

  • Boilermaker
  • Metal fabricator
  • Diesel Fitter. (Heavy earthmoving equipment mechanic)
  • Drillers
  • Mechanical fitters
  • Auto Electrician (mining experience)
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Tailings Engineer
  • Engineering GeologistCivil Engineer (Design Engineer)
  • Environmental Engineer – Waste Management
  • Rail Design Engineer
  • Civil Design Drafters (Microstation / 12D)
  • Architectural Design Drafters (Microstation)
  • Structural Drafter (AutoCAD / Revit)
  • Building Services Engineers
  • HVAC Engineer
  • Hydraulic Engineer
  • HVAC Mechanical Drafter

Trade qualified:

  • Heavy Duty Fitters
  • Heavy Duty Mechanical Fitters
  • Automotive Electricians

9 Replies to “Jobs in Western Australia”

  1. Hello. i am a self employed plumber just starting to apply for a migration visa to western australia. have you and suitable jobs available in the future? thanks amillin

  2. hi i am looking to emigrate from ireland to australia. i am 27 years old and have a wife and one child. we are looking to permanantly move over.
    i am a qualified motor mechanic and have a degree in automotive diagnostics engineering.
    can you give me some information on any jobs available or any help that you may be able to give me. can you help with a permanant job for me?
    thank you
    darren cole

  3. I am a 25 year old quailified civil engineer born and living in Ireland all my life. I am ready and willing to go to australia to work, improve my work and live a better life style. It has been 3yrs since I finished college and only have approx 1 – 1 and a half years experience in the civil engineering field. I am very willing to work both on my own and as part of a team. At the minute I am working in a service station so am well used to dealing with the public and other work members.
    A CV can be provided if necessary.
    Thank you for taking your time to read the above,

  4. I have a degree in civil engineering and would love the opportunity to experience life and work in australia

    Kind regards


  5. ashpalt worker 8 years experience , at the moment i hold the roll as forman and have done for the last 3 years , im lookin to moveing over with my family

  6. Hello
    Im currently working in Ireland in the quarrying and mining industry and was looking into making a move to W.A.Iv spent over a decade working in the industry and think W.A is the rite location for me as im an very experienced operator on large mining equipment.As the current recession in Europe is driving the industry downward and with work drying up here i think its time for me to move on.So im wondering what iv got to do to start my new life in Austrailia as im 31 i cant apply for the one year working visa.So whats the first step i take??
    Any help would be great thanks

  7. hi i am looking for an irish agent to help me with a visa for australia . not sure if i can get one , i am a cable tech that has worked for several years in england , and australia but have no trade certs as there is none to be got here . hope you can help thanks

  8. I have 27 years experience in sales and management but no trade or degree. I would like to go to Perth on an employer sponsored visa.

  9. Hi, My name is Mark. I wish to work in Australia next year. At the moment I am in my final year as an electrical services engineer at college full time. I spent just under a year in Australia 2008/09. How would I go about getting a visa now to work there next year.
    Many thanks,

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