Transit Officers
Job Summary
Division Name:
Transperth Train Operations

Position No:
Pool Ref 30630

Closing Date:
2021-12-14 9:00 AM

Perth Metropolitan Area

Job Type:
Permanent - Full Time

Level TOIA, $1,046.50 - $1,363.40 per week plus shift penalties & 10% superannuation
About the Job

We are looking for men and women who are seeking a challenging and exciting career, who want to make a difference, and enjoy being part of a dynamic team.

Our Transit Officers have a professional demeanour and remain calm when faced with challenging situations.  They provide quality customer service to our passengers and play a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of all who travel on our metropolitan rail network.

Being a Transit Officer is an often-demanding role that has great rewards, pay and conditions.  You will be part of a large skilled team working in a variety of locations across the metropolitan rail network.

The Public Transport Authority (PTA) is rapidly expanding, and we are now recruiting to cater for the growing requirements.

With the opening of the Forrestfield Airport Link, the Yanchep rail extension, the Thornlie to Cockburn project and the Morley - Ellenbrook line we require many highly skilled, motivated, and professional people to bolster our numbers ensuring we continue to provide the highest level of service to the community both now and into the future.

The Forrestfield Airport Link is a new train line that will connect Forrestfield to the Perth CBD opening Perth’s eastern suburbs and the Airport users to the rail network for the first time. This new line includes three new stations: Redcliffe, Airport Central and Forrestfield.

While our focus is on recruiting for Forrestfield Airport Link, you may be allocated to other lines including Armadale, Clarkson, Fremantle, Mandurah, Midland or Perth.

For more information about the PTA, please visit our website at

If you’d like to know more about the METRONET projects, please visit

Want to know what it's like to be a Transit Officer?  Take a look at this video to hear direct from some of our existing Transit Officers.

What's in it for me?
You will receive full training, an attractive remuneration package, five weeks annual leave, shift work with regular start and finish times, full uniform, access to onsite gyms and opportunities for career advancement.

If, after reading the Transit Officer Information Booklet and Job Description Form (JDF) attached to the advert, you would like to discuss the role of a Transit Officer, please contact (08) 9326 2882 during office hours.

Please note - there are several stages of the Transit Officer recruitment process and you must be available to attend each stage in person with the following dates below:

  • Physical Testing:  8 January – 15 January 2022
  • Interviews: 1 February – 18 February 2022
  • Psychologist interview and medical assessment: 17 March – 7 April 2022

(These dates are subject to change)

Ready to apply for your new role?
To be considered for this process, you are required to submit the following:

  • A current comprehensive resume with two work related referees; and
  • A completed Integrity and Qualification Consent Form (attached) as all PTA positions are subject to ongoing integrity screening.

Please ensure you attach these documents to your online application.


Applicants are advised of the WA Government’s recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA (including Public Transport). Applicants may be required to be vaccinated to be eligible for employment. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.

Applicants are requested to apply online, using the ‘Apply for Job' button at the top/bottom of the screen. Applicants are encouraged to carefully read the attached Transit Officer Information Booklet as it will assist you in applying for this position. 

The PTA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please ensure you allow sufficient time to lodge your application as late, pro forma and emailed applications will not be accepted.  If you are experiencing difficulties with lodging your application, please contact (08) 9326 2061.


About the PTA
The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA) is responsible for the operation of all bus, train and ferry public transport services in the greater metropolitan area under the Transperth brand. It also operates public transport services in regional centres, operates road coach and rail passenger services to regional area under the Transwa brand, and administers School Bus Services (SBS).