Changing your future
Meet some Local Government staff members from around Australia to find out more about how a career in Local Government can work for you.
Some current vacancies
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
National human rights award for Council
A national human rights award has been presented to Council for its role in a program to settle Ezidi refugees in the region. Council won the Government category at the Australian Human
A Passion for Asset Management
Dr Megan Schlotjes achieved her PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Auckland and the University of Birmingham after completing her Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil
Careers at Council Website to attract local government workers
The NSW local government peak has used its annual conference to unveil two major initiatives designed to encourage more people to work in the sector, and to beef up recycling. LGNSW
Shire council officer features in new guide that matches military skills with local government roles
A Sutherland Shire Council officer features in a new state government guide that is designed to match the skills of defence force veterans with jobs in local government. Sean Baker
A Regional Council Perspective – Moree Plains Shire Council
Moree Plains Shire Council employs people who are passionate about the community for whom we work. Each day, regardless of our role, our aim is to deliver the best possible services and
Lucy Gooley – Tweed Shire Council Signwriter
Have you ever thought about a career in Local Government? I hadn’t until I saw a position for an apprentice Signwriter in the local paper. As I was already working in this field as a
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.
Who We're Looking For
Looking after communities throughout Australia involves an amazing range of skills and abilities.
Find out if you have what it takes.