The Kulin Region offers every recreational and social opportunity you would expect to find in the city. The wide range of sports and activities on offer is complimented by our superior facilities and grounds, committed sporting clubs and social agenda.


Felix (Phil) & Kath Freebairn

The Freebairn Estate is a legacy in Kulin and has provided funding for excellent sporting facilities to be established in Kulin.

Felix (Phil) Freebairn was a Councillor with the Shire of Kulin (formerly the Kulin Road Board) from 1946-1961 and within this time he held the position of Chairman (1949-1951).

Phil and Kath Freebairn bequeathed funds to the Shire of Kulin with an absolute discretion “for or towards the improvement or maintenance of the Kulin Greater Sport Grounds and the Kulin Swimming Pool and the encouragement of assistance generally of public recreation and sport of all description with in and around the Kulin town site.”

The funds have enabled the Shire of Kulin to provide the Freebairn Sports Foundation. The purpose of the Foundation is to make scholarships available to Kulin residents who achieve a State or International level in their chosen sport or recreation activity. The funds have also contributed to the purchase of the 183m slide, which is located at the Kulin Aquatic Centre. Without the foresight and bequeathment of funds by the Freebairns, the Shire of Kulin would not have been able to provide these wonderful facilities.

The Freebairn Estate, has to date benefited residents of the Kulin community through the following projects:

Freebairn Recreation Centre 

 $600, 000
Waterslide  $335, 390
Synthetic Bowling Green          $200, 000
Synthetic Tennis Courts       $15, 256
Sports Ground Entrance Upgrade    $14, 458


Manager of Leisure Services
Simone Lockyer

PH: (08) 9880 1000
FAX: (08) 9880 2000

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:

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 -

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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