Clean energy

Clean energy comes from renewable, non-polluting sources such as solar, wind, hydrogen, and battery power. These forms of clean energy have minimal impact on the environment and will power the future of Western Australia, promising numerous job opportunities in this rapidly growing industry.

Clean energy will transition Western Australia to a more sustainable, low-carbon future, with increased job creation, improved public health, and energy security.

The Western Australian economy needs skilled workers in clean energy jobs to achieve the State Government's commitment to reaching net zero emissions by 2050.

Where working in clean energy can take you

A wide range of clean energy jobs and career paths across solar, wind, hydrogen and battery power are available to those passionate about forging a more sustainable future.

  • Chemical and materials engineers
  • Metal fitters and machinist 
  • Electricians
  • Structural steel and welding trades workers
  • Electrical linesworker / electrical line mechanics
  • Structural steel construction workers
Wind turbines along the Western Australian coastline

Clean energy projects in Western Australia

There are a number of clean energy projects already operating throughout Western Australia. Jobs in clean energy are predicted to increase significantly over the coming years.

State Government Clean Energy Priorities

The State Government is supporting a number of initiatives to promote clean energy across Western Australia.

Western Australian Climate Policy

Western Australia is committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, the policy seeks to transform energy use, support clean manufacturing, manage land responsibly, and promote lower-carbon transport.

Skilled worker development

The State Government is focused on nurturing a skilled workforce, vital for the transition to a net zero emissions future by 2050.

2023-24 WA Budget investments

A $3 billion investment earmarked to combat climate change and achieve net zero emissions by 2050, setting the foundation for a cleaner, more affordable, and reliable energy future.

Energy Transformation Strategy

This strategy is to modernise WA's energy infrastructure and governance in response to the increasing demand for clean energy, ensuring a reliable, sustainable and affordable energy supply for the future.

Collaboration with the South-West Interconnected System

The State Government will work through the South-West Interconnected System (SWIS) Demand Assessment with industry to enable industrial users to decarbonise and support growth in new industries such as hydrogen and critical minerals.

Industry development strategies

There are multiple industry development strategies including:

  • Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap which aims to position WA as a major producer and exporter of renewable hydrogen;
  • Future Battery and Critical Minerals Industries Strategy to use WA’s competitive advantage in battery minerals for cost-effective manufacturing;
  • Wind Turbine Manufacturing Initiative is a feasibility study investigating the potential to produce wind turbine components in WA; and
  • Collie Just Transition Plan / Collie Futures Fund supports Collie’s transition away from coal with targeted investment to attract new industries.

Clean energy occupations

The clean energy sector in Western Australia offers a wide variety of job opportunities. Explore the extensive landscape of professions in this growing field.

Clean energy occupations Hydrogen Wind Battery Solar
Chemical and materials engineers


Chemical, gas, petroleum and power generation plant operators  


Chemistry technicians – chemistry process analyst, laboratory technician    

Electrical engineering draftspersons and technicians

Electrical engineers

Electrical linesworkers / electrical line mechanics


Electronic engineering draftspersons and technicians

Engineering managers

Engineering production workers  

Environmental research scientists    

Geologists, geophysicists and hydrogeologists    

Clean energy occupations Hydrogen Wind Battery Solar
Industrial, mechanical and production engineers  





Mechanical engineering draftspersons and technicians



Metal fitters and machinists



Other engineering professionals - mechatronics Engineer



Other natural and physical science professionals - meteorologist, metallurgist, mineral processing engineer


Production manager (manufacturing)


Structural steel and welding trades workers  


Structural steel construction workers  


Technical cable jointer