Busselton is a city on the southwest tip of Western Australia, it is located 220km south of Perth. It's known for its sheltered beach and seasonal humpback whale populations and is a popular tourist destination. The population of Busselton is approximately 36,000, the town has grown by an average of 3.5 percent in each of the five years to 2015. Many young families relocate to the area for employment opportunities and facilities on offer.
Busselton experiences a Mediterranean climate, with an average maximum temperature of 22 °C and a minimum of 11 °C. The summers are generally hot, with an average daily maximum of 28 °C with cooling afternoon sea breezes, and a winter that delivers cooler temperatures; 8 to 18 °C and rain that supports diverse agricultural industries, including a world-famous grape-growing region. The annual average rainfall for Busselton is 864 mm, with the wettest period being from May to September.
Living in Busselton is in general relaxing and casual it is family friendly and there are many schools to choose from in the area. There is also a large range of sporting activities, a public library, a leisure centre as well as great surf and swimming beaches on a north facing coastline. The Busselton community is a culturally diverse community.
Working for the Department for Child Protection and Family Support in Busselton
The Busselton office is one of three CPFS offices in the South West District., it has a team of ten staff The office is centrally located in town, with shopping centre car parks and street parking available nearby. Some of the Busselton office team commute from south of Margaret River, Yallingup and other towns in the vicinity.
Working in a country town can be challenging as there is the possibility of seeing and interacting with clients while out shopping, at children’s sports and other public events. However, the office staff is very collaborative, and provides mutual support to each other on a professional and personal level to manage challenges. The office also works closely and maintains strong partnerships with various partner agencies in both the government and non-government sector.