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A career at council is unlike any other. You’ll experience real opportunities to grow, develop and progress, setting you on a path to reach your full potential. No matter your role, you’ll know your work is positively impacting your community.


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.

Diversity and Inclusion

Local Government is committed to building a workforce that reflects the diverse, unique and vibrant communities in which we operate.

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.


Benefits that help you achieve a work/life balance are integral to your overall wellbeing, and your ability to make a real difference in your work.

Veterans Opportunities

The skills you developed while serving our country are highly valuable, and sought after in Local Government. Take the next step in your career, and continue to make a real difference.

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So many people have found their place in local government, people just like you with interesting and inspiring journeys to share. 

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Career Areas

The scale and diversity of the work that Council undertakes is vast. From engineering and planning the future of our regions, to being responsible for the sustainability and health of our natural resources and supporting the most vulnerable in our communities – the diversity of work on offer is unlike anywhere else.

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