Working in Councils


Benefits of Working for Local Government Council

At Council, you’ll enjoy engaging, challenging and exciting work. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and grow, helping you to reach your full potential. And you’ll be proud knowing that your work is positively impacting the lives of millions of Australians every day.

We openly encourage, and support a healthy work/life balance. Our benefits are structured to help you be the best you can be, both in and outside of the workplace.

Many councils offer benefits that support a healthy work/life balance. These include:

Remote working from home, mobile offices or public places

Flexible hours

Family/Carer leave

Job-share or part-time arrangements

Rostered days off

Health and wellbeing leave

Time in lieu

Job-share arrangements

Generous long service leave entitlements

Leave for Defence and Emergency Services volunteers

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

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

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

Is Council right for you?

Local Government’s 189,000 employees have many different skills and backgrounds, but together they share certain values and attributes that enable them to succeed at Council.

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