Changing your future


Many councils offer benefits that cater to the whole family. These include:

Paid parental leave

Family/Carer leave

Breast-feeding friendly workplaces

Job-share or part-time arrangements

Flexible hours

Remote working from home, mobile offices or public places

In terms of career progression, councils offer a range of opportunities to learn and further develop capabilities. These include:

  • Training programs
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Study assistance
  • Reward and recognition programs

Employee Spotlight

“Local Government is truly flexible and family-friendly. It’s great to work for an organisation that contributes to the community I live in."

Lesley-Ann Ryan - Business Partner

As well as providing diverse and exciting work where you will make a real difference, a career in Local Government brings a variety of benefits and support for a healthy work/life balance.

We offer very competitive salaries and a range of leave entitlements. These include:

  • Annual leave
  • Time in lieu
  • Rostered days off
  • Sick leave
  • Family violence leave
  • Leave without pay
  • Leave for Defence and Emergency Services volunteers
  • Long-service leave

A key priority is to ensure our staff have all they need to feel supported and enjoy their work environment.

Wellbeing initiatives include:

  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Social clubs
  • Discounts for health insurance or gym memberships
  • Vaccinations and health checks

Working in Councils

The scale and diversity of work on offer in Local Government is impressive.

And what’s even more impressive is the direct and positive impact this work has on the communities we serve.

Who we're looking for 

Looking after communities throughout Australia involves an amazing range of skills and abilities.

Find out if you have what it takes.