Located in the heart of the Wheatbelt, the vibrant Kulin Region offers a fantastic array of visitor experiences and is a convenient stopover for those travelling to Wave Rock or between Perth and Esperance.

History and Heritage

The first inhabitants of the South West corner of Western Australia were the Aboriginal Noongar people. Noongar people had a strong relationship with the natural environment, which continues today. The Shire of Kulin forms part of the traditional lands of the Njaki Njaki Noongar group. Stories, historical records and artefacts found in the Shire of Kulin, provide insight into the traditional lifestyle and culture of the Njaki Njaki prior to European settlement. 

In the 1870's Sandalwood cutters cut tracks between waterholes to the finest stands of sweet smelling sandalwood in the Kulin district. They hauled the dried stacks to Fremantle where they were shipped to the East and South-East Asian market.

The lure of gold saw the cutters down their tools and head further inland to seek their fortune. Stands of sandalwood can still be found in the reserves around Kulin.

The first pastoralists took out grazing leases from 1905. Kulin Rock Soak, north of Kulin, provided fresh water year round and attracted the first settlement to the area. The belt of salt pans around Jilakin lakes, east of Kulin, also held great grazing potential, and once the grazing leases expired, the early farming settlers took up land around the lake and Jilakin Rock in the 1910's.

The town of Kulin developed after the railway connected from Narrogin in 1915, and the trains began running on the line in 1916. A Roe Roads Board office was originally established in Day Street until the Kulin Road Board was established in 1926.

100 years on and Kulin remains one of the most productive districts in the WA Wheatbelt.

Freebairn Recreation Centre Employment Opportunity

The Freebairn Recreation Centre is seeking capable and enthusiastic staff to undertake the following positions associated with running the bar and function components of the FRC. These include:

  • Permanent Part-time Bar Attendant
  • Casual Bar Staff
  • Part-time Facility Cleaner

Primary duties include hospitality responsibilities, bar service, as well as cleaning and maintenance of the bar facilities in the centre’s function areas. Hours for each position are negotiable with an ongoing requirement for at least 30 hours per week across an individual role with another 30-50 hours across casual roles dependent upon facility bookings.

Applicants must possess RSA certification and ideally have experience within the hospitality industry.  On the job training will be provided.

This is a multi-faceted role and we are seeking applicants who have the desire to become involved and be a key-player in the operations of the FRC.  Weekend work will form a significant component of the role.

Key Points:

  • Employed under Local Government Industry Award 2020 (salary negotiable dependent upon final role and responsibilities)
  • Must be adaptable, possess great time management skills and exhibit initiative.
  • RSA certification is required.
  • Uniform provided.
  • A vehicle would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Accommodation potentially available via negotiation dependent upon final role.

The position is available on an ongoing basis with a starting date to be negotiated.

For further information and to apply, please email: reccentre@kulin.wa.gov.au

In order to apply for this role please forward a covering letter outlining experiences and motivation for your application as well as a copy of your current Resume to:

 Freebairn Recreation Centre Manager - reccentre@kulin.wa.gov.au

PO Box 125

Kulin WA 6365

 Applications close Wednesday April 7, 2021.

* Please note, there are other opportunities for cleaning and maintenance of the wider FRC amenities.  Please contact the Centre Manager via email to discuss if you are available for casual hours.

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