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Why Work in Tourism & Hospitality in WA

Western Australia is famous for its world-class vineyards, fresh local produce, and unique landscapes. And our tourism and hospitality sector is thriving because of it.

There are endless opportunities waiting for you in Western Australia. Whether you’re looking to start your career, build your skills further or simply after a change – discover the other side, as WA serves up something special. Because an exciting job is only the beginning in WA.

Chase adventure and experience

The diversity of opportunities is WA’s greatest asset in this industry. Choose to travel with your transferable skills, or hone in on an artisan’s craft or cultural learning experience. You’ll join like-minded people who are passionate about great food, culture, great service, and are delivering the best for our local community.

Embrace our relaxed, laidback lifestyle

WA is unique for its backdrop for adventure wrapped up in a laid back, relaxed lifestyle. You’ll find the change of pace a refreshing contrast to what you’re used to. Plus you can’t beat our weather, it’s always summer somewhere.

Grow your career with diverse learning opportunities

Opportunities to suit your skills are waiting with over 50 job categories to choose from, different ranges of experience required, and flexible working options to consider. There are also ample training and development opportunities available to upskill.

WA is prospering with a strong economy to match its great weather, and plenty of opportunity for small to medium businesses to grow. There’s never been a better time to work and live in Western Australia.

Start your job search today, and find an adventure that suits you.


Working in the industry offers a number of daily and long-term benefits:

1. Flexible working hours.

Are you a student, a parent, or a night owl? Tourism and hospitality roles offer a diverse range of working times and shifts, ideal for those seeking flexibility and the opportunity to increase their work / life balance. It’s not uncommon for businesses to operate 24 hours, 7 days a week. More shift opportunities increases the time you have to focus on other important things that may be in your life – like adventure!

2. Diverse people.

Tourism and hospitality draws people from all over the world – guests, patrons, and employees. Working in tourism and hospitality means you’ll meet and interact with people from many different cultures. Diversifying your experience and understanding of people, and their cultural influences, has been shown to make people better at problem solving and meeting customer needs in new ways. No two days will be the same and each day will bring about interesting interactions, ideas and opportunities.

3. Entry-level jobs.

No experience in the tourism and hospitality industry? No worries! The beauty of the industry is the ability to start your adventure with no prior experience. as many of the roles are customer-facing or rely on teamwork and collaboration, many employers value attitude over prior work experience. That being said, it’s a requirement in many tourism and hospitality jobs to have at least a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate. If you’d like more information about completing a nationally accredited RSA certificate, please click here.

4. Skill development.

As a result of the regular on-the-job training and ability to further hone your skills directly at work, the tourism and hospitality industry attracts many entry level employees. Not only will you have the opportunity to learn skills to further progress your career in the industry, you can also develop skills which can be applied in your personal life from time management or budgeting to customer service and the art of conversation! If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to impress your friends by whipping up a fancy cocktail or a dinner classic, then you’ve come to the right place! Western Australia has some of the best chefs, winemakers, professionals and entrepreneurs in the world. Our passionate people all started somewhere and will help you develop your skills and knowledge. For more information on opportunities for developing your hospitality and tourism skills, and progressing your career in the industry, check out or further study page.

5. Extra perks.

Besides the wages you earn, there can be a lot of other great perks that come with a job in tourism and hospitality. Some employers offer their staff discounts at their venue and affiliated venues. Many local pubs, restaurants and hotels may also offer discounts to hospitality workers, or offer ‘hospo rates’ as commonly referred to. And of course, it’s all about meeting new people and making local contacts — you never know what adventures you’ll get into!

6. Endless opportunities.

How would you like a career that can take you anywhere in the world, in a service industry that employs almost one million people in Australia, in over 300,000 businesses? Tourism and hospitality can offer you that, and so much more. These are the kinds of jobs where the skills you learn can be applied globally. Where will your Western Australian tourism and hospitality take you?

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