Who we are

The HR Dept – Rockingham, Kwinana, Peel, provides employment law, human resources and industrial relations support to small and medium sized businesses just like yours in Rockingham, Kwinana, Mandurah and the Peel Region. By choosing to work with us, you’ll have access to a team with over 50 years’ experience.

What makes The HR Dept different?

We’re not a stranger in a call centre possibly based in another state, we’re a business owned by locals’, who are passionate about helping SME’s thrive by offering pragmatic and personal advice to you and your business.

What makes HR Dept different to other HR outsourcing companies is the fact that we provide tailored HR solutions to your business. Not only can we help keep your business safe and legally compliant thereby Preventing People Problems, but we can add value to your business by resolving issues with you when they arise. Our HR Agency is here to help you grow your business through your employees at a fraction of the cost of having an in-house HR department.

Our core offering is a pay monthly, all-inclusive HR Solutions+ service for businesses wanting an ongoing retained service. As a user of this HR service you’ll have access to unlimited telephone and email advice. This comes as standard with our Employers Indemnity Insurance; covering costs of any Fair Work proceedings if you’ve followed our advice from the outset.

Qualified Professionals

Our local and comprehensive approach is simple; we’ll really get to really know and understand your business to enable us to find the best and most cost-effective solution. We will advise on what you can do not what you can’t do and point out the risks with each option. We are passionate about small businesses, and helping them to navigate through complex employment legislation, rules and regulations. We believe that by outsourcing your HR, you’re in a better position to do what you do best and grow your business.

Our services cover everything to do with employing people and will help you prevent people problems or resolve problems when they do occur. The HR Dept Rockingham, Kwinana & Peel can assist you with:

  • HR Consultancy
  • Psychometric profiling
  • Fair work claims
  • Superannuation
  • Employee satisfaction surveys
  • Award interpretation
  • Employee letters
  • Team / Staff Handbook
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Agreements (contracts)
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Recruitment
  • Training and Development
  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Performance Management
  • Disciplinary and Grievances
  • Workplace Investigations
  • Remuneration and Employee Benefits
  • Payroll
  • Deed of Releases
  • Restructuring and Redundancy
  • Employee Engagement
  • Organisational Change Management
  • Absence management
  • Performance Appraisals

All this is delivered at a fraction of the cost of an in-house HR Dept. So, do you like to feel confident that you’re doing all your HR correctly and in the best interests of your business? Do you think your business requires some HR support?

Whether you need regular day-to-day advice, support for a one-off project or you feel your company would benefit for a free no-obligation HR health check, please do get in touch.

Call us for a discussion today on 08 6246 2188

Email us: chris.muir-smith@hrdept.com.au

Our Core Values

Meet the team

Chris Muir-Smith


Chris has 30 years of hands on expertise (Human Resources, Training, Dispute Resolution and Industrial Relations). With 22 years in senior roles, working with global firms and small businesses, even working with the film producers of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Chris believes all local businesses should support their community, her personal mantra is to live, buy, and support local.

As part of Chris’s ongoing commitment to her local communities, she is also an active member of the Mandurah Districts Rotary Club and the Chapter Leader of Business Woman Australia (Mandurah) while personally supporting a number of local charities.

The HR Dept – Rockingham, Kwinana and Peel, is an active member of both the Rockingham Chamber of Commerce and the Peel Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Last year Chris was nominated for a Alcoa Peel Business Excellence Award, and in turn was awarded the “2021 Peel CCI Individual Excellence Award”.

Pete Smith

Director - Workplace Investigator & Trainer

Pete is not only a Director of The HR Dept – Rockingham, Kwinana and Peel, he is the first point of contact for all workplace investigation & training enquires.

Pete has over 40 years of service in the Military and Law Enforcement, which has seen him serve in the United Kingdom, [West] Germany, New Zealand and Australia.

During his career in the military and law enforcement, Pete has developed a range of skills as an investigator, trainer and mentor, the latter of which he put to good use working closely with local police during tours of Afghanistan and the Solomon Islands.

Pete firmly believes in supporting all local businesses and has recently been working closely to support the Peel Chamber of Commerce and local Rotary Clubs.

Bronwyn Goss

Senior HR Consultant & Workplace Facilitator

Bronwyn has over 20 years hands on expertise (Recruitment & Human Resources). Amassing an impressive career in both South Africa and Western Australia.

Bronwyn is passionate about supporting local SME’s, always making it priority to get to know our clients, their business, people, vision and values so we can offer cost effective HR solutions.

She is a proud Mandurah local, who offers hands on support to a number of local charities and believes that all local businesses should support their community, her personal mantra is also to live, buy, and support local.

Savannah Savage

HR Officer & Administration

Savannah has just commenced her HR career, with over 8 years experience within the customer service and travel industry. Her previous roles have provided Savannah with a great understanding of what is first class customer service, which has helped her develop relationship building capabilities, which ensures she consistency delivers expectational customer service.

Savannah is an outgoing professional, who you will often find at networking events with one of our Directors and of course our first point of contact for many of our clients. She currently provides administrative support to the HR team and our clients, while undertaking study in Human Resources and Work Health & Safety.

Looking for expert HR support?

We can help you focus on your business by taking care of all your human resources needs.


Let us know how we can help or ask about our free initial HR review.

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