The capital city of the largest mining state of Australia, Western Australia is Perth. Perth is currently experiencing a rapid economic rise because of the enormous wealth being brought in by the mining boom. Western Australia has most number of mines as compared to other states of Australia. This makes the Perth, the capital and largest city of Western Australia, a mining hub.
The demand of skilled and semi-skilled workers in the Perth is surging at a tremendous rate. This demand has increased the average mining income offered in this region of Australia to raise much above the national average of $90,000 per annum. It is not just because of many mines being located in and around Perth. One of the major reasons for the increase in the demand of mine workers in Perth is because many of the mines in Western Australia have their workers fly in from Perth.
Some of the mining positions available in Perth are those of dump truck drivers and operators for excavators, dozers, front end loaders, boggers and jumbos, labourers, trades assistants, sample preparers, junior and senior surveyors and geologists, fitters, mechanics and boilermakers. As the mines near Perth are located in sparsely populated areas, there is a huge demand for roles like cleaners, housekeepers, kitchen hands, chefs and cooks. Majority of the administrative positions for the mines in Western Australia are based in Perth.