Welcome to Careers at Council.
Here we offer a wide range of roles, the opportunity to work locally, learn new skills and enjoy a rewarding career, all while making a positive impact in your community.
Click on a number to zoom in and find out which councils are located in your area. The council link will take you straight to the page where the council’s job vacancies are advertised. Alternatively, toggle to the Jobs view and search some of the jobs currently available in local government.
Explore the areas where we offer careers
The scope and diversity of the work Local Government undertakes means that working in any of the business service areas can provide you with endless opportunities to grow and develop your career.
Effective communication with residents and businesses is vital to our success. The work you do will encourage engagement and feedback which is essential to providing tailored strategic planning, infrastructure development and delivery of services to the community.
From working with people with disabilities or the elderly, to supporting migrants and refugees, the work we do in community services has far-reaching benefits and makes a profound impact on the lives of those who need it most.
Whether in mining, tourism or manufacturing, your work will ensure that councils support initiatives that create more sustainable communities. By developing a strategic approach for job creation and industry attraction, you’ll be making a real difference in your local community.
Engineering & Asset Management
From developing civil engineering projects such as roads, airports and water supply systems to working on environmentally friendly recycling solutions, construction methods and quality standards, you’ll be responsible for designing and managing the local infrastructure within your community.
Local Government is committed to the protection of Australia’s environment. From managing activities that impact our rivers, creeks and public land, to developing and enforcing policy that influences water and energy use in urban development, you’ll be protecting Australia’s bountiful natural resources.
As well as being responsible for infrastructure across Australia that is worth billions of dollars, Local Government also provides sound and effective management of the substantial finances generated from council rates, government grants and other fees and charges.
Supporting and developing up to 8,500 staff in larger councils or as few as 11 in our smaller councils, your work is essential to ensuring our people remain at the heart of everything we do.
Park & Sports Facilities
The community highly values our work in this area. Managing and maintaining our parks and sports facilities means you’ll be helping to encourage and enable community involvement and wellbeing.
Planning & Development
By developing effective strategies, you’ll be an integral part of delivering vibrant and livable communities, protecting our natural environment and providing adequate infrastructure and green spaces.
From airports and cemeteries right through to parking stations, ports and marinas, the scope and range of work on offer is impressive and unique to Local Government.
Tourism, Culture & Recreation
Tourism generates significant income and employment within our communities. You will play a key role in promoting the local area and providing facilities, events and amenities.
These are just some of our current vacancies.
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