At South West Personnel, we love being involved in the local community.
Whether it's participation in local fundraising and sporting events, or lending a helping hand to charities and non-profit groups, we do it with passion.

Check out what we've been up to lately...



Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group Donation

Last weekend, the South West Personnel team joined the volunteers at the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group ( for the very first day of the 2022 planting season.

The planting takes place annually in an effort to protect and restore the historical and unique beauty of the Ludlow Tuart Forest. 

Community responsibility is important to South West Personnel so it was only fitting to continue our 30 year celebrations by giving back to the environment with a donation of 1,000 tuart seedlings.

Armed with our buckets of seedlings, measuring poles and spades we went to work planting amongst the tranquillity of the Ludlow State Forest in an effort to make a difference to protecting and restoring the largest remaining pure forest of Tuart trees in the world.

South West Personnel’s Managing Director, Esi Garcia led the way through the planting adventure and thanked the volunteers of the Restoration Group that work tirelessly towards reforestation for future generations, biodiversity, tourism, education and research.

A special thank you to Des, Evelyn and Bill for making us feel so welcome during our planting session – such a memorable experience and the morning tea scones were sensational.

We recognise and acknowledge Wardandi People as the traditional owners of the Tuart Forest National Park.

  • Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group Donation
Celebrating 30 Years

In late 2021, South West Personnel celebrated 30 successful years in business. 

South West Personnel was founded in 1991 by our Managing Director, Esi Garcia, with a clear vision and commitment to provide excellence in recruitment within the South West Region of Western Australia. 

We have continued throughout the last 30 years to keep that vision and commitment alive by successfully establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our valued clients and workers.  

Community responsibility is important to us and we have proudly partnered with the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group to purchase 1,000 Tuart seedlings to plant as part of the 2022 planting season.  This pledge will allow the South West Personnel team to give back to the land by supporting, contributing and participating in forest restoration.

  • Celebrating 30 Years
RSPCA Cupcake Day 2021

Well the staff at South West Personnel certainly enjoy getting behind great causes and raising money when they can.  It is even more fun when they can create interesting looking cupcakes and eat them as well!

Each year, more than 124,000 animals turn to the RSPCA looking for help.  Money raised goes towards fighting animal cruelty and assists in giving mistreated animals a second chance.

A big thank you to our Payroll Officer Dannielle Pope for organising this fundraising event.

  • RSPCA Cupcake Day 2021

Due to the recent COVID-19 restrictions introduced by the WA government at 6pm on Sunday 31st January, our office will now be closed to visitors. We will however still be operating standard hours from 8:30am – 5pm, and if you need to speak with a consultant, please phone the office on 9721 8155.

For SWP employees, please ensure that you are complying with site requirements regarding safe working arrangements.

Thanks very much for your understanding and stay safe!

Christmas Message

From the team at South West Personnel, we wish you all a Happy Holiday Season!

2020 has been a difficult year and many of us are looking ahead to 2021.  We ask that during this holiday season you take the opportunity to relax and unwind with loved ones. However you choose to celebrate, we ask everyone to look after their health and wellbeing and continue to be mindful of COVID-19 protocols that have been put in place by the WA government. If you are working over the holiday period, please take care of your safety at work and while driving on the roads.

For those heading out on long distance road trips, check out Beyond Midnight’s ‘Top 10 Tips for Avoiding Fatigue’, which can be found at

Our office operating hours during this period are as follows:
• Wednesday 23rd December – 8:30am to 5:00pm
• Thursday 24th December – 8:30am to 5:00pm
• Friday 25th December – Closed
• Monday 28th December – Closed
• Tuesday 29th December – 8:30am to 5:00pm
• Wednesday 30th December – 8:30am to 5:00pm
• Thursday 31st December – 8:30am to 5:00pm
• Friday 1st January – Closed
• Monday 4th January – 8:30am to 5:00pm

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Salvation Army- Christmas Appeal

2020 has been a difficult time for most but even more so for those already experiencing hardship.  South West Personnel, as part of an initiative introduced by our Managing Director and founder Esi Garcia,  is proud to be donating food hampers to the Salvation Army again this year.  While most of us are fortunate in that we get to enjoy the festive season, some people have nowhere to sleep, kids go without gifts and people struggle to afford a basic meal.  If you would like to contribute to this very worthy cause visit https:

  • Salvation Army- Christmas Appeal

What a great way to head into the weekend, another two new and exciting opportunities with Albemarle Lithium – Production Operators and Packaging / Distribution Operators. For all the details and to apply visit and

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Great news for the South West and South West Personnel

Global chemical giant Albemarle is progressing to the next stage of the Kemerton Lithium Project, with the beginning of a large-scale recruitment campaign. The US-based corporation started construction on the lithium hydroxide production plant in March last year and anticipates it will be producing battery grade lithium hydroxide by the end of 2021. A total of 300 workers are expected to be employed to run the plant, and people from throughout the South West are encouraged to apply. Local recruitment efforts for staffing of the plant will begin next month, with South West Personnel to support the hiring activities related to the first wave of recruitment. Kemerton site director Daniel O’Shea said the hiring process would be split into two phases, first production operators and then further roles such as laboratory technicians and trade opportunities. “The second wave we’ll help train people who are new to the industry, so there’s a range of skills across both production plants,” he said. “If there’s a lot of local people available (in the South West) with the skill sets we need, then that would be fantastic. “Obviously we want to make sure, as a new entrant to the South West, that we’re not robbing existing industry.” Once complete, the project will have a capacity of 50,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide per year and create more than 300 operational jobs, Mr O’Shea said. “We believe this local recruiting effort will bring much economic benefit and activity in the South West,” he said. “The successful operation of this plant will enable Western Australia to participate in higher value add activities in the lithium battery chain.” Mr O’Shea said hiring would take place over the next 16 months and he hoped to build a diverse and inclusive workforce. Albemarle came under fire in April last year when unions protested for more work opportunities related to the Kemerton project to be given to people living in the South West. An Albemarle spokeswoman previously told the South Western Times more than 60 per cent of the project’s operational workforce had been recruited from the region.

Perth Half Marathon

Despite the exhaustion, given the current COVID-19 situation impacting so many around Australia and globally, our Sales Manager Jim Medew was feeling very privileged to be part of yesterday’s Perth Half Marathon.

  • Perth Half Marathon