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LIVING AND WORKING IN THE SHIRE OF MENZIES – APPLYING FOR EMPLOYMENT

Menzies is a mining and pastoral Shire located in the Northern Goldfields 730 kms east of Perth and 130 kms north of Kalgoorlie.

The Shire of Menzies covers an approximate total area of 125,0000 square kilometres reaching to the South Australian border.

The population of Menzies town site and pastoral surrounds is 108 people (2016 Census data) and a further 150 people (approximately) reside in the Tjuntjuntjara Community near the South Australian border.

Menzies is a small town with a Post Office/ Visitor Centre/ Community Resource Centre; Caravan Park; Art Centre; Café and a Hotel that carries some basic essentials.

In applying for employment with the Shire of Menzies, applicants should be aware of the limited facilities of the town and its isolation from other services

Menzies does not have a resident doctor, but a Community Nurse is stationed here three days a week, other than exceptional circumstances when she is called away. The nearest pharmacy is in Leonora 100 kms north of Menzies, but medications can be ordered and delivered via the Community Resource Centre (CRC).

There is no café strip and only limited outdoor areas to sit and dine. There is generally limited or no entertainment within the town though the Menzies Hotel is a popular meeting place.

Shopping is usually done in the regional centre at Kalgoorlie or there is limited shopping in Leonora 100 kms north of Menzies.

For potential employees, accommodation is limited and will be included in employment advertised if it is available.

There are attractions within the Shire including Lake Ballard which is 51 kilometres north west of Menzies town site and is the location of the world-famous silhouettes by Antony Gormley. 

Niagara Dam 67 kms north of Menzies is a popular tourist destination and swimming is possible when water is in the dam.

The Shire also contains numerous historic townsites and historic buildings that are a draw card for tourists.

The Shire has a small staff (see website) and for new employees, there is a clear expectation of teamwork, shared responsibilities and an ability and willingness to multi skill which is essential for the smooth operations of the Shire.

If you have any illness or condition that requires regular medical attention, you should think carefully about applying for work in Menzies as services are very limited.

If you understand and accept the limitations within the town, and you are suitably qualified, then please apply for suitable positions as they arise.

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