Employee benefits

Working for Legal Aid WA can be an exciting and rewarding experience. To help attract and retain outstanding staff, we provide salaries, leave entitlements and other benefits that reflect the experience and contribution of our employees.

Legal Aid WA offers employees salary packaging, access to support programs, flexible working arrangements and additional incentives for people working in regional locations.

Employee benefits

Healthy workplace

Legal Aid is committed to promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.  The ongoing wellbeing of staff is of paramount importance. Our wellness initiatives are evidence-based and are in place to assist staff to maintain healthy wellbeing.

Employees can also access free and confidential counselling through our Employee Assistance Program.

Excellent salary packaging scheme

Employees of Legal Aid WA may be able to salary package items including:

  • superannuation
  • leasing cars for private use (novated leasing)
  • home mortgage or rent payments
  • school fees
  • health and life insurance premiums
  • living expenses
  • venue/accommodation hire, and
  • meals and entertainment.

Salary packaging benefits are subject to relevant taxation legislation, rulings and determinations.

Work life balance

Flexible work arrangements including flexi-time working, purchased and deferred leave arrangements and working from home arrangements are available for eligible staff. 

Family friendly work environment

A dedicated family room is located at the Perth Office.

Contemporary workspace

New and modern workspaces.  In most locations, staff can access bicycle parking and well appointed end of trip facilities.

Competitive salary and leave terms

In accordance with the Government Officers Salary Allowances and Conditions Award 1989 and the Public Sector CSA Agreement 2022:

  • 37.5 hour working week, 4 weeks Annual Leave, 3 Public Service Holidays and 15 days Personal Leave per year (pro rata).
  • Employer superannuation contributions of 11.5% paid to the superannuation fund of your choice.
  • Annual leave loading paid in December of each year.
  • Options to purchase additional leave.
Professional Development

Professional learning and development and study leave opportunities are available, in addition to fully-subsidised annual CPD training and relevant professional memberships.

Regional allowances

Employees located in our regional offices may be able to access additional allowances and subsidies including:

  • subsidised housing
  • district allowance
  • additional annual leave
  • a free flight to Perth each year
  • air conditioning subsidy, and
  • relocation assistance.


Reviewed: 27 June 2024


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