Frequently Asked Questions


Red Kangaroo Paws flowersHow do I find job opportunities within the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board?

MCB vacancies are advertised on the WA Government Job Board. They may also be published in various newspapers and other advertising mediums.


How can I be kept up to date with current vacancies at the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board?

You can receive emails to notify you when a position that interests you is posted on the WA Government Job Board.

If you have not registered on the Job Board, go to, click on the vertical menu item ‘Email Me Jobs’ and follow the instructions.

Alternatively, if you have registered, login, go to the My Search Profile page and set your search profile. You must ensure that the ‘Email Me Jobs' drop down menu is set to “yes”. On the WA Government Job Board you must select "Metropolitan Cemeteries Board" under the Agency field.

What must I include in my application?

Your written application should include the following:

  •  Completed application form
  •  Your resume / CV
  •  A covering letter or your statement of claims against the work related requirements (if it is requested in the advertisement).


How can I apply?

 •  Apply online

Statue two people KarraFind the advertised vacancy on the Job Board website, scroll down to the bottom and click on the ‘Apply for Job’ button.

  •  Email

Important note: You will need to send your application to us in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

The email address is:

  •  Post to

Attn: Human Resources Officer
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board
PO Box 53
Claremont WA 6910

  •  Hand deliver to

Karrakatta Cemetery
Railway Road, Karrakatta

  •  Fax

You can fax your application to (08) 9384 9273.  

Be aware that the fax machine is likely to be very busy on the closing day, so you should fax applications through prior to the closing date, as applications not received in full by 4:00pm will not be accepted.


How long does the recruitment and selection process take?

There is no definite length of time for the process. Each process is different and MCB attempts to make a selection as soon as possible. We aim for four weeks, however some processes may take longer.


I applied for a position some time ago, how can I find out what stage it’s up to?

All jobs have a contact person listed in the advertisement. For further information at any stage during the recruitment and selection process, you can call the contact person and they will be able to let you know what stage the process is at. Please keep a copy of the advertisement for the position you are applying for so that you have the details of the contact person.     


Do I need to have a police clearance in order to apply for positions within the MCB?

You are not required to have a police clearance in order to apply.


Row of trees Fremantle CemeteryDo I have to address the work related requirements under the specific headings?

The Recruitment, Selection and Appointment Standard does not specify that applicants need to include specific headings for each of the selection criteria in their application. Applicants need to provide sufficient information so the panel members can easily assess their suitability against the work related requirements named in the job description.


How much do I need to write on these work related requirements?

As a guide, it is recommended that you write no more than half a page per work related requirement. In some instances less is recommended. This will be listed in the advertisement, so it is important that you read it carefully. Please note that not all positions require you to provide statements against the work related requirements. Please check the job advertisement.


If I forgot to include a page in my application, can I forward it to you now that the position has closed?

No. It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit their full application before the closing date and time.

Do you accept late applications?

No. Applications received after the closing date and time will not be accepted. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the full application is received by Human Resources before the closing date and time.

Online - The online system will not allow you to submit your application after the closing time/date, even if you began the application before the stated closing time.

Fax - Be aware that the fax machine is likely to be very busy on the closing day, so you should fax applications through prior to the closing date, as applications not received in full by the closing time not be accepted.

Post - You should post your application several working days prior to the closing date, as the MCB does not take responsibility for postal services’ failure to deliver applications before the closing date.