'Where the outback meets the sea'
Whyalla is located 395kms North West from Adelaide on Eyre Peninsula’s Spencer Gulf. The town’s population of 22,000 makes it the third most populous city in the state of South Australia behind Adelaide and Mt Gambier.
The city is famous for steelworks, mining and industry but also its incredible sunsets, captivating cuttlefish, and is home to the largest shopping precinct within the region. With over 300 days of sunshine per annum the Whyalla beaches are often utilised for fishing and water sports.
Self-guided walking tours provide an opportunity to engage in the way of discovery. Each trail highlights the many facets and stories of Whyalla. These walks encompass many historical sites including Hummock Hill which has vast panoramic views of the city, Flinders Ranges and the Spencer Gulf. At the top of Hummock Hill awaits a historical site of guns which were used to protect the city during WII.
The activities that Whyalla offers are endless, whether it is camping in the bush, fishing off the jetty, exploring nature trails, getting up close with the wildlife, visiting the Art & Craft village and various museums or getting involved in one of the many passionate sporting clubs across the town. There is something exciting for everyone to get involved.
You can access Whyalla via air travel through QANTAS or Rex direct from Adelaide. There are multiple flights per day which generally take approximately 30 minutes. Bus services also run daily, with the driving distance to and from the South Australian Capital being only 4 hours.
Working for the Department for Child Protection in Whyalla
The Whyalla office has a fulltime equivalent of 35 employees and is one of 6 offices in the region. As a member of this team you will work with other professionals to deliver services to young people and families in the Whyalla Region.
With a laid back lifestyle on offer, you will contribute and be part of improving outcomes for the community on a daily basis. The Whyalla team prides itself on their positive community engagement and collaborative partnerships that support and foster positive outcomes for our young people.
You will be provided with an intensive and thorough orientation and induction where you will be introduced to the community and all it has to offer. This includes a tour of the local steelworks and the HMAS Whyalla landlocked ship and an overview of the history of the town at the local visitor information centre.
You will be warmly welcomed into the Whyalla team and supported to develop your child protection career.
Return to Working with us in Regional SA page to see benefits available in other regions. To see currently available regional opportunities go to the DCP Jobs Board.