Job Opportunity – Senior Heritage Officer with DPLH

The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) is responsible for planning and managing land and heritage for all West Australians – now and into the future. 

We lead and advise on key projects across the state. Our key focus areas are: 

  • Aboriginal heritage and lands management 
  • Crown land administration 
  • Historic heritage conservation services 
  • Integrated land and infrastructure policy development 
  • Land use planning and policy development 

The vast scope of our work ranges from managing much-loved State assets such as Fremantle Prison and Whiteman Park, to overseeing the Aboriginal Lands Trust and Crown land estates, to working closely with other state government departments on strategic government projects such as MetroNet. Find out about what motivates and fulfills our people in the work they do every day. 

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages Aboriginal people, young people, people with disabilities, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our agency.  

Our new Activity Based Work (ABW) environment reflects the diverse types of work we do and creates opportunities for us to choose how we work together. We are evolving, reducing our footprint, and strengthening our identity so that together we can continue developing innovative and efficient solutions for Western Australia’s future. To view how we operate in an Activity Based Work environment, please click here

To find out more about the Department and what we have to offer please visit the Careers at the Department page on the DPLH website

If you have any communication or access needs that require adjustment to allow you to participate in this recruitment process, please contact our recruitment team on (08) 6551 9419 or email  

Do you have an interest/experience in Aboriginal Heritage?

If so, then we want to hear from you!