“Kaya Kaya choorrabinyi Minang boodja”. Welcome to Minang Noongar Country.
The port city of Albany is the regional centre of the Great Southern region of Western Australia, located about 418km south east of Perth. It’s a thriving town and popular tourist destination, boasting many wonderful, well preserved historical buildings; so well preserved, in fact, that they are still in use today. With a population of 35,000, Albany is the state's sixth largest community.
Albany has a traditional Mediterranean-style climate with four seasons: dry, warm summers, mild, wet winters, and temperate springs and autumns. Summers have short spells of very hot weather, but the ocean breeze brings relief, especially during the evenings and nights.
The town has a proud ANZAC heritage, and commemorations and events remain a large part of the community’s culture. It’s also a cultural and sporting centre, with multiple festivals and events throughout the year reflecting the diverse interests of the community.
Working for the Department for Child Protection and Family Support in Albany
The Albany office employs approximately 50 people and is one of three offices in the Great Southern district. The teams are collaborative, providing mutual support to each other on a professional and personal level. Employees work together closely and maintain strong partnerships with various partner agencies in both the government and non-government sector. With a choice of boutique restaurants and great local wineries, catching up with friends, colleagues and other professionals outside of work is a regular occurrence, fostering a healthy work life balance.