The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation was formed on 1 July, 2017 as part of the Western Australian Government’s Machinery of Government changes.
The department is Western Australia’s lead agency for economic development, international trade and investment, and tourism. It also leads the promotion and development of the defence, international education, science and innovation sectors in Western Australia.
The department is led by the acting Director General, Stephen Wood and reports to the Premier and Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade the Hon Mark McGowan MLA along with four other Ministers.
Our functions include:
The department was created through a merger of the following entities: