Geraldton is a large coastal town, situated on Champion Bay on the Batavia Coast in the Murchison region of Western Australia. The city is approximately 424km north of Perth and is a five hour drive via the Great Northern and Brand Highways. Geraldton is home to a diverse community and has an estimated urban population of 40,000 people.
Geraldton’s Mediterranean climate is perfect for those who prefer to be outdoors. Winter temperatures are typically two degrees warmer than Perth, while summer averages are capped in the low 30s – although the area does have some very hot days in summer, with maximum temperatures reaching the 40s. Geraldton’s vast varieties of wildflowers bloom from July to October, attracting a number of tourists.
Geraldton is described as a town where you can have your boat and horse as well. The broader Murchison area has something for everyone – sunny climate, beaches, islands, bush, city shopping and services, scenery, recreation and sport and as much noise - or peace and quiet - as you desire.
Working for the Department for Child Protection and Family Support in Geraldton
Geraldton staff describe life there as “city living in the country.” The Geraldton office employs more than 50 people, and is one of the six offices located in the Murchison district. The modern building is located in the heart of the town and is just a short walk from the beach. Geraldton staff are a dedicated team who are proud of their resolve to consistently provide support and a helping hand to one another. They work hard to make newcomers feel like part of the ‘family’, and work collaboratively with the wider community.