Your future, your community
Local Government operates at the heart of our communities. The work it does is vital to the future success of our regions and our people.
Councils and Shires are responsible for everything from managing major assets such as airports, engineering roads and bridges, ensuring environmental sustainability, planning housing and open spaces, developing local tourism initiatives, running leisure facilities and community programmes, and much more.
5 reasons you’ll achieve more with a career at council
Whether you’re a career advisor guiding your students towards a rewarding and successful future, or a parent helping your child understand their study and career options, you’ll find
Council redeploys staff to food charity
Blacktown Council staff who found themselves underemployed as COVID caused venue shutdowns and event cancellations have been redeployed working for a charity that supplies food for
Scholarships available with CSU for Community Leadership and Resilience
In the wake of COVID-19, bushfires, floods, and drought, three Mid North Coast councils have joined forces with Charles Sturt University to create and train a skilled network of local
Here, for careers. Here, for community.
Creating a future-ready workforce. Each day across the country, councils provide services that positively impact the lives of millions of Australians. The work we undertake is as varied
Central Coast Council sets up COVID-19 task force
Central Coast Council, which has already seen the shutdown of more than 5,000 local businesses, has established a COVID-19 Economic Task Force to help the battered economy ride the
Councils Responding to Community Need
A number of Councils have announced support packages to assist residents, business, sporting and community groups address the social, cultural and economic impacts of the COVID-19
8 Reasons to Want to Work in Local Government that are Better than "Because I want to work at Council"
Next month I'll mark my fifteenth year in the workforce. Thirteen of those fifteen years I've worked in local government. My current role involves leading a department that is focused
Council and Hunter Water join forces for pioneering pathways program
Lake Macquarie City Council and Hunter Water have joined forces for a Hunter-first program aimed at providing better career pathways for university graduates. The program’s first intake
Council programs foster workforce transition
Recruiting for local government jobs in regional areas has its challenges, but three central Queensland councils are launching a program designed to attract civil engineers and upskill
Delivering Sustainability for the City of Newcastle
Adam Clarke, Program Coordinator in the City Innovation and Sustainability team at the City of Newcastle, is making some impressive contributions to mitigating climate change. Employed
Immediate Financial Support for Bushfire Affected Communities
The Morrison Government will provide an initial and immediate base payment of $1 million to 42 of the most severely bushfire impacted councils in New South Wales, Victoria, South
Working in Councils
The scale and diversity of work on offer in Local Government is impressive.
And what’s even more impressive is the direct and positive impact this work has on the communities we serve.
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