Changing your future

Careers at
Council

Take your first step towards an exciting new career

The scale and diversity of the work we do means Local Government can offer you many different career paths. We also provide training and development opportunities and further education. If you add the ability to make a real difference in your community, you’ll agree there’s no better place to start or grow your career.

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Business Services

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.

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Communications

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.

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Community Services

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.  

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Economic Development

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.

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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.

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Environment

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.

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Finance

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.

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Human Resources

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. 

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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.

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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.

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Property

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.

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Tourism & 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.

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Working in Councils

The scale and diversity of the work we do means Local Government can offer you many different career paths.

If you add the ability to make a real difference in your community, you’ll agree there’s no better place to start or grow your career.

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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.

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