Changing your future

Working in Councils

Working with Local Government will see you enjoy a satisfying, challenging and dynamic career.

Local Governments are constantly challenged to integrate ever new and adapting technologies, respond to state and federal laws and meet the evolving needs and expectations of society.

We welcome people with open and inquiring minds who are willing to learn and contribute to new ways of doing business and delivering services.

Come and join the more than 189,000 people across 394 diverse occupations who come to work each day knowing they’re making a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians.

Local Government has a presence in every community in Australia. Whether you prefer to work in a small organisation or large, the city or the bush, and whatever your skillset or background, there is a place for you to do career-defining work in Local Government.

When you work with Local Government you work in a rewarding environment where we encourage our people to develop their skills and career.

Here are five ways we can help you achieve more:

Opportunity to progress

Our emphasis on training and development means you will always have opportunity to build your skills and explore different pathways either between departments or upwards to more senior roles.

Challenge and be challenged

Local Government is constantly changing as we respond to the needs of our communities. We want to hear your ideas on ways we can improve the services we provide.

Diverse thinking

Not only do we embrace equal opportunity in our policies and practices, but you’ll meet talented people from all walks of life, happy to help with advice and experience.

Work/life balance

People enjoy their jobs more when their needs at work and at home fit together. With flexible policies and benefits, our aim is to make every staff member as productive as possible.

Make a difference

Few careers give you the opportunity to change the world around you. However big or small, every decision you make will impact your community.

Meet some Local Government staff members from around Australia to find out more about how a career in Local Government can work for you.

Working at the City of Albany

Your Council career - flexible and rewarding

Working at Tweed Shire Council

City of Adelaide Careers

Working at Northern Beaches Council

Working Life at Central Coast Council

Come and work at Wollondilly Shire Council

Working at Dubbo Regional Council

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