Collie is a town in the South West region of Western Australia, 213 km south of Perth, and 59 km inland from the regional city and port of Bunbury. Collie is a modern thriving community of approximately 9500 residents. It’s large enough to offer all the services expected of a regional centre, but small enough to retain its country charm and hospitality - It is a warm and friendly community surrounded by forests, rivers and lakes. Collie is mainly known as a coal-producing centre, but also offers industrial, agricultural and aquaculture tourism industries.
Collie as one of the nine Super Towns in WA benefits from Royalties for Regions funding to create new infrastructure, new business opportunities and new jobs to attract more investment and more people to live in the area.
Collie experiences a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Summers can reach the high 30’s with low dropping to below five degrees in winter.
Working for the Department for Child Protection and Family Support in Collie
Collie is one of the three offices located in the South West district. The Collie office is located centrally in town and most places are only a short drive away. The staff is a committed to the community and has strong relationships with local families. Like other small town office teams, the Collie office also has a team that works across multifaceted areas of child protection and family support work. The work is varied and complex, with cases involving domestic violence, drug and alcohol addiction and dealing with neglect.
The Collie Office has strong working relationships with WA Police, the WA Health Department and local schools. The Collie team is a strong supportive team who are like family. They will greet you on your first day with “Welcome! Come on in, and have a cuppa.”