Careers at Council


Be the voice of Local Government. 

Effective communication with residents and businesses is vital to our success. The work you do will encourage engagement and feedback which is essential to local area strategic planning, infrastructure planning and delivery of services to the community.

Types of Roles:

Communications and Marketing Manager/Officer/Advisor

Media Officer

Community Engagement Officer

Social Media Officer/ Team Leader

Digital Content Producer

What we do:

Ongoing Council initiatives include:

  • Developing better websites with increased functionality
  • Using social media effectively including council apps
  • Strengthening media relations
  • Creating new digitally-focused jobs in councils

Read here how Jen moved into community engagement at council.

Qualification requirements:

Tertiary qualifications in Communications, Media or Marketing are generally required for communications roles.

Relevant vocational education and training (VET) qualifications for entry-level positions are:

  • Certificate III in Information Technology
  • Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication
  • Diploma of Marketing and Communication
  • Diploma of Social Media Marketing

The Universities Admission Centre

For more information about university courses visit The Universities Admission Centre.

My Skills

For more information about VET courses and training providers visit My Skills.

Working in Councils

The scale and diversity of work on offer in Local Government is impressive as is the direct and positive impact this work has on the communities we serve.

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.