Working in Councils

Is Council
right for you?

Creating thriving, sustainable communities across Australia requires a workforce with a diverse range of skills and abilities. It requires people from different backgrounds, ages and stages in their career, people who bring fresh ideas, and people who’re passionate about making a real difference to the lives of Australians through the work they do.

Drive and motivation to learn

Resilience and adaptability

Honesty and accountability

Communication and collaboration

Who we’re looking for

The specific knowledge and experience required for each of the many jobs available across Local Government will vary. However, there are some key skills, attributes and values that are common and combine to make a successful Council employee.

At Council, we empower you to continually develop your skills and capabilities. To support your growth, you’ll need to show real initiative and drive and commitment to learn.

Resilience and adaptability are also important – our working environment changes every day. The ability to be agile and adapt to change are common qualities of our successful Council employees.

As guardians of public funds and community assets, honesty and accountability are at the heart of a successful career at council.

Our workforce is incredibly diverse, reflecting the communities we serve. You’ll have the ability to communicate clearly and respectfully, and work collaboratively with your team, respecting our differences and diversity.

Your career development

Your growth, both personally and professionally is a priority at Local Government. We offer an abundance of learning and development opportunities to help you reach your potential.

Looking for a job?

Discover the job opportunities available right now in Councils across Australia. Browse by job type, department, Council or location to find your perfect role, and apply online. Can’t find quite what you’re looking for? Sign up for email alerts so you won’t miss a thing.