Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. It lies at the mouth of the Gascoyne River on the Indian Ocean. The popular Shark Bay world heritage area lies to the south of the town and the Ningaloo Reef and the popular tourist town of Exmouth lies to the north. Carnarvon is home to a diverse community and has an estimated population of 6,150 people.
Carnarvon has a warm semi-arid climate. Average yearly rainfall is 220mm with the wettest months being between May and July. Occasional tropical cyclones affect Carnarvon during the summer months bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Temperatures range from an average of 23°C to 33°C in February and 11°C to 22°C in July.
Working for the Department for Child Protection and Family Support in Carnarvon
The Carnarvon office employs about ten people, and is one of six offices located in the Murchison district. The team in Carnarvon is a small friendly team who prides themselves on being professional, supportive and child focused. A favourite time for the office, is having lunch together using the BBQ on the building’s verandah.