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Working at the ERA

The ERA is located right in the heart of the Perth CBD in a modern, environmentally sustainable building with natural light, spacious workstations, quality facilities and great transport links.

We are a small agency with staff that come from a range of occupations. The people who work with us are our best asset, and we provide a friendly and professional working environment that supports their fulfilling and interesting career.

We offer a competitive, award-based salary plus 10.5 per cent employer-contributed superannuation, with study leave and salary packaging options. We are a hybrid workplace with flexible working arrangements, allowing staff to balance their work and personal responsibilities.

All available positions are listed on the WA Government Jobs Board. Select 'Economic Regulation Authority' within the agency selection criteria to view and apply for fixed-term and permanent vacancies. If we are not currently advertising but you believe your skills and experiences will be a good fit, we’d still love to hear from you and discuss potential future opportunities.

For more information on specific roles, contact the team lead who is listed on the job advert. For general questions about working at the ERA, contact Roshan Fernandes, HR Manager at or 08 6557 7900.

What we do

The ERA is Western Australia’s independent economic regulator, established under the Economic Regulation Authority Act 2003. Our purpose is to benefit all Western Australian by promoting strong economic outcomes through effective regulation and decision making.

We aim to ensure the delivery of water, electricity, gas and rail services in Western Australia is in the long-term interests of consumers. We regulate the gas, electricity and rail industries, and license providers of gas, electricity and water services. We also conduct inquiries into economic matters referred to us by the State Government and have a range of responsibilities in the retail gas market and Wholesale Electricity Market in Western Australia.


The ERA administers and monitors electricity, gas and water licences and protects customers by monitoring the conduct of these industries and administering customer protection instruments for electricity and water.

This team also regulates third-party access to electricity, gas, and rail infrastructure, and conducts inquiries into economic matters as requested by the Treasurer.

Rail Access

The ERA regulates access provided by operators of selected railway networks in Western Australia. Regulating access to railway networks ensures that parties who want to operate trains on a network can negotiate fair terms and conditions and have recourse to independent arbitration.

Gas Access

The ERA regulates third party access to gas pipelines in Western Australia. The ERA also has a role enforcing and monitoring compliance with the non-scheme gas pipeline information disclosure and arbitration framework in Western Australia.

Electricity Access

The ERA regulates third party access to covered electricity networks in Western Australia through full access regulation under the Electricity Networks Access Code 2004 and light-handed regulation under the Pilbara Networks Access Code.

Energy Markets

The ERA monitors and regulates the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) in Western Australia. The WEM consists of private and government-owned companies that generate and sell electricity, and a network operator. The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is the market operator and manages the market and power system operations for the WEM.

The Energy Markets regulates the market, including monitoring whether the market is operating effectively, monitoring and enforcing compliance with the WEM Rules, and reviewing and approving market parameters. The Energy Markets’ division also undertakes the ERA’s compliance and other regulatory functions under the Gas Services Information Rules and the Pilbara Networks Rules and administers amendments to the Gas Retail Market Scheme.


The ERA conducts inquiries to provide independent economic advice to the State Government of Western Australia. These inquiries can be on any economic issue. Inquiries result in recommendations to the State Government and a report that must be tabled in Parliament.

Corporate Services and Office of the CEO

The Corporate Services team supports the ERA to meet its strategic objectives, and has expertise in the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Communications
  • Legal
Page last updated: 03 May 2023