Who are we?

Essential Personnel is a non for profit organisation providing services and supports to individuals in Perth Metro and the Wheatbelt of Western Australia.

We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service to each individual and this is reflected in our performance results.


Our Mission

Supporting people to achieve their goals by putting their abilities first.

Our Vision

Creating futures and changing lives.


Our Values

  • Choice

  • Equality

  • Inclusion

Our Goals:


We will consistently deliver the outcomes required of our clients and funders whilst managing sector changes in a timely manner.


We will ensure our financial viability through prudent fiscal management, funding body compliance and targeted growth in profitable services.


We must ensure that our brand is recognised as an industry leader and a provider of choice, through client-centred service


We will have the right people, skills, and systems to deliver our strategies.


We will develop and maintain a culture of person-centred caring, accountability and innovation to support our shared vision


Essential Personnel is funded by the Federal Department of Social Services and the Western Australian Disability Services Commission. Essential Personnel prides itself on delivering exceptional service to each individual client and this is reflected in our performance results.

Essential Personnel was established in 1989 to provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Our first office was established in the region of the Central Wheatbelt of Western Australia, in response to an identified gap in services to clients with disabilities in remote and regional areas.

Since 1997, we have secured over 1600 jobs for people with intellectual, learning, physical, sensory, psychiatric and neurological disabilities. These clients are individuals who have a diverse range of skills and abilities and Essential Personnel has assisted them to gain and maintain employment and training of their choice. Today we are the longest serving employment agency in the Central Wheatbelt area of Western Australia. We have built strong, lasting relationships with employers, community organisations and disability agencies to assist people with disabilities to realise their potential and achieve their dreams and aspirations in employment and life.

At present, our services have expanded to the Perth Metropolitan and Midlands/Wheatbelt districts. Our head office is located in Northam and we have offices in Midland, Cannington, Merredin, Moora and Armadale, delivering services in both Disability Employment and Lifestyle Services to over 400 individuals with disability.

Whilst our Disability Employment Services go from strength to strength, we have extended our services to offer a variety of Lifestyle Services which provide Independence and Leisure Services, Accommodation and Personal Supports. We are thrilled to be able to offer employment opportunities to clients through our Property Care Services program. In addition, we are very excited that we have now extended our services to an international level by developing support for a disability centre in Cambodia

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