Careers at Council

Who we're
looking for

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

We acquire these by recruiting the right people and continually developing their capabilities.

There are personal attributes we share in local government such as:

  • Drive, motivation and a commitment to learn
  • Resilience and adaptability because our working environment changes every day
  • Honesty and professionalism
  • Accountability for actions 


Our relationships with colleagues, community members and others are crucial to the reputation and performance of councils. This means we’re looking for people who:

  • Communicate clearly and respectfully, and listen and encourage input from others
  • Are community and customer-focused
  • Work collaboratively with team members and value their diversity
  • Can influence and negotiate to resolve issues and conflicts

We also need people who deliver results by:

  • Planning and organising their work
  • Thinking and solving problems
  • Being innovative by encouraging and suggesting new ideas

And finally, we’re looking for employees who can responsibly use and manage council resources. This includes council funds, community assets and work tools, technology and information.

So if you’re passionate about making a contribution to local communities and you have the personal attributes and skills we need, look no further than local government.

Working in Councils

Right now, there are over 189,000 people in 394 occupations who come to work each day knowing they’re making a difference to the lives of Australians.

Careers at Council

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