West North West Working


As part of Tasmania’s economic recovery, Jobs Hubs have been established around the State to increase employment, labour force participation and engagement with education and training. The Hub servicing the North West and West Coasts and King Island is ‘West North West Working’ (WNWW).

Whilst Burnie Works is based in the City of Burnie, WNWW covers some 23,000 square kilometres – one third of Tasmania. The region includes five distinct areas, each with different issues that affect how people engage with employment opportunities.

The aim is to create an employment system that is responsive to both employer and job seeker needs, and that reflects local needs and aspirations.

As we’ve been getting our message out across the region, the feedback about our place-based approach has been extremely positive. Communities, particularly those further away from Burnie, are relieved that our services will be offered by locally based staff, rather than drive-in, drive-out resources. Locally based staff will be focused on listening to the issues of each community and delivering responses that match their needs. There will be no “one size fits all” response.


West North West Working is funded until mid-2024 by the Tasmanian Government and is hosted and being implemented by Burnie Works, using our place-based collective impact and systems change approach.

Want to know more?

Contact Danielle

Ph: 0490 189 966