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City of Cockburn

Workplace Profile

City of Cockburn is located on the coastline of Western Australia, approximately 15 kilometres south of the Perth CBD. It is bounded in the north by the Cities of Fremantle, Melville, and Canning, in the east by the City of Armadale, in the south by the Town of Kwinana. This coastal City is renowned for its historical and tourism features along with its agriculture and ship building industries.

Cockburn boasts some of Western Australia's best inland lakes, major tourism attractions, and leisure activities.

Health and Wellbeing Achievements

The City of Cockburn is committed to the health and wellbeing of their staff and has a Wellness Committee that governs workplace health initiatives. They received recognition as they:

  • A comprehensive action plan outlining objectives, priority areas and key activities
  • Have a Health and Well-Being Committee that meets regularly to discuss the City's workplace health and well-being program
  • Has a comprehensive Smoke Free Policy and offers support services to staff members who wish to quit smoking or cut down
  • Provide end of trip facilities that enable staff to participate in physical activity before, during or after work, including showers, changing rooms, lockers and bike racks
  • Have a Travel Plan which encourages staff to actively commute to and from work. The City also provides and encourages staff to use their free fleet bikes and Corporate Smart Rider cards to attend meetings throughout the working day
  • Provide free exercise classes to all staff scheduled before work or at lunch time 
  • Have healthy prizes for staff who participate in group fitness sessions and health related activities 
  • Provide sit-stand workstations to staff and promote standing and walking meetings
  • Provide education sessions and one-on-one health assessments for staff as part of their Fit to Waist Away Program
  • Provide healthy snacks for staff members, including free fruit




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Industry Public Administration and Safety
Workplace size 200+
Location Cockburn and surroundings
Current Achievement
Stephen Cain Chief Executive Officer - December 2017

"A healthy workforce is a productive workforce. We are committed to ensuring that our employees are the best version of themselves, so they can continue to provide quality service to the City's residents. We offer a range of healthy lifestyle programs to support this outcome. Our dedicated staff wellness committee continues to deliver popular workplace programs which promote the wellbeing of our staff."

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