Enjoy the Benefits

At the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor we aim to recruit, develop, and retain high calibre, skilled and motivated people. Excellent employment options have been developed to ensure the needs of our staff are met while fulfilling our business objectives. The benefits of working at the Department are detailed on the following page.

Range of Employment Options

Flexible Work Arrangements

As a member of the Department, you can access a range of conditions to allow flexibility in your work and home life which include:

  • 37.5 hours per week for full time staff;
  • flexible start and finish times;
  • flexi days;
  • the opportunity to apply for job share or part time working arrangements to accommodate your interests outside of work.


Generous Leave Options to Support a Work Life Balance

Annual Leave You are entitled to 4 weeks (pro-rata if you work part time) annual leave per calendar year with 17.5% leave loading payable.
Personal Leave You are entitled to 15 days Personal Leave (previously known as ‘sick leave’) if you are ill, need to care for dependents who are ill or have urgent unplanned matters to attend to.
Long Service Leave After 7 years continuous service in the public sector, you will be entitled to 13 weeks long service leave (pro rata if you work part-time). You may even have the option to take long service leave at half pay, which means you could have 26 weeks leave to do whatever you’ve always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity!
Public Service Holidays As a public service employee you are entitled to an additional 2 days leave on 2 January and Easter Tuesday. Alternatively, the leave days could be deferred to another date within the calendar year.
Purchased Leave You have the option to purchase up to 10 weeks additional annual leave per year.
Study Leave You may be allowed up to 5 hours per week for study or 2 days study leave per subject, per semester if you are studying in a course related to your work. Exam time? You can have 1 day of exam leave per subject to help you do the best you can!
Paid Parental Leave You are entitled to 14 weeks paid parental leave for each birth or adoption of a child after you have worked in the public sector for 12 months and are the primary care giver. Following the birth or adoption of a child you can take up to 12 months leave without pay and you can request to return to work in a part time capacity if this better suits your new circumstances and can be accommodated by the work environment.
Grandparental Leave You are entitled up to a period of 52 weeks continuous unpaid grandparental leave for the care of grandchild.


Great Pay Options

Deferred Salary Scheme

You can choose to reduce your pay for 4 years and receive 80% of your normal salary to fund 12 months leave in the 5th year. In the 5th year you will be paid at 80% of your normal salary.
In short, work 4 years and then take a whole year off to do what you’ve always dreamed of!

Salary Packaging

You can salary package up to 100% of your salary to pay for items such as car lease, superannuation contribution, office equipment and self education. The benefit of salary packaging is a reduction in tax payments.

Competitive Superannuation Benefits

All new employees automatically become members of the GESB Super (taxed scheme) administered through the Government Employees Superannuation Board. The Department will contribute 9% of your salary as compulsory superannuation and you can choose other options for your superannuation, dependant on your personal circumstances. You also have the option of making personal top up contributions to the fund through a salary packaging arrangement. For extra flexibility, you can consolidate your super into the GESB to save on fees and keep track of your accumulated superannuation. You can even keep your super in GESB should you decide to leave the WA Public Sector.

Annual Leave Loading

As a public service employee you are entitled to 17.5% of your normal salary when proceeding on accrued annual leave entitlements.

Continual Life Long Learning

Professional Development & Learning Opportunities

You will have the opportunity to participate in a range of developmental opportunities, including a wide range of training courses and workshops offered both externally and internally.

Paid Study Assistance

The Department offers all employees financial assistance of up to $2000 a year for related TAFE and University studies. Fee discounts are also available on selected Post-Graduate courses.

Wellness & Social Initiatives

Reimbursement of Optical Expenses

You are eligible for partial reimbursement of spectacles and/or optometrist consultations if you are a permanent employee (or have worked in our Department for 12 months or more) and use computers as part of your regular work.

Provision of Free Flu Vaccines

The Department offers all employees annual flu vaccines as part of its wellness initiative. Vaccines are purely optional and provided at no cost to all employees.

Employee Assistance Program

You and your immediate family will have access to a confidential counselling and support services on any work or personal issues.

Social Club

The Department has an active social club providing its members with a range of functions and events such as the Christmas Party, Octoberfest, bowling and pool competitions.

Safety and Health Initiatives

Our Occupational Safety and Health Committee in conjunction with the Organisation Development branch provides advice and services on:

  • Preventing workplace injury and ill health
  • Local area safety and health related issues
  • Resolving conflict in relation to complaints of bullying
  • Building safety issues
  • First aid training courses


Last updated: 16/03/2015 16:55:42 PM

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