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Salary from $54,464.82 to $61,279.69 pa pro rata + super Weekend and evening shifts Permanent part time (28 hours per week)   Woollahra Library and Information Service seek a self-motivated and experienced Library Community Engagement Officer.   Responsibilities will include contributing to the provision of Library services to...

Contract Nambour Reference No: V2575 Join us for a rewarding career Sunshine Coast Council is one of Australia’s largest local governments – striving to become a public sector leader and employer of choice. Our employees’ passion and commitment to the region and their willingness to go above...

What can we offer you? Progress your career Excellent benefits Work/life Balance Permanent Full Time Salary of $44,033 per annum + weekly allowance of $37.70 + 9.5% superannuation Be part of our progress... We are a leading, innovative and successful council, responsible for the planning and...

What can we offer you? Progress your career Excellent benefits Work/life Balance Permanent Full Time Salary range of $46,045 per annum +weekly allowance of $37.70+ 9.5% superannuation Be part of our progress... We are a leading, innovative and successful council, responsible for the planning and...

Banyule City Council supports the thriving arts and cultural scene for which our city is renowned. We create inspiring, relevant and entertaining arts experiences for all, collaborating with the Banyule community to promote the value of arts and culture, and enrich the city. We are currently seeking an innovative leader, experienced in developing arts and cultural...

Council is seeking applications for the position of Sport and Recreation Assistant within the Department of Engineering Services' Recreation Section. The key responsibilities of the position are to provide technical and administrative support to Council's Recreation Section, including the coordination of the use of facilities, project...

Do you want to make a real difference! Located in vibrant inner-city Sydney, Marrickville is home to a diverse, creative and engaged community of 81,000 citizens. Marrickville Council, a local government leader, is committed to excellence in delivering innovative services. An excellent opportunity is available for an outstanding manager to lead and manage...

Here is your opportunity to join Council’s Parks team and make a difference in the local government area. In this varied and interesting role you will be involved in maintenance and improvement of Council’s parks, reserves, road reserves and beaches. Candidates will have broad knowledge and experience in a range of horticultural duties and WHS...

Vacancy No. WW-1502 Are you a passionate and experienced human resources professional looking to make a difference? Are you up to the challenge of guiding a large, multi-disciplinary workforce? We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and talented person to lead our Workforce and Workplace Department, which includes our Learning and Development,...

SEATS' current Executive Officer is retiring after 11 years of service and therefore tenders are sought from individuals, who are registered as a business, with appropriate experience and a demonstrated track record of success in senior management and inter-governmental relations. For more information, please visit ...


Local Government Jobs in Australia


australian government crestFor recent university graduates or experienced workers changing their area of employment, local government jobs can be an excellent way to gain experience and to work their way up to eventual promotions. Whether you’re looking for entry level work or to capitalise on supervisory experience you already have, there are positions as diverse as the people looking for them.

Local government officials assist in developing policies and procedures for the council. There are various roles to cover, including health, recreation, tourism, transport, education, finance and housing. Members of local government interact with specialists, administrators, local council members and the general public.

The actual activities of those holding local and federal government jobs will vary, and depend on the departments involved. Some are more technical positions, while others deal more closely with members of the general public.

You can search for Victorian local government jobs and positions in other areas in the local government jobs directory for each area. Qualifying for these jobs will entail making sure that you have completed the required education for the position, and detailing any previous work experience that is relevant to the job.

Local government jobs in SA and other areas in Australia have differing rates of pay, depending on the exact position for which you are applying. If you are a graduate entering your first year in local government jobs in WA, for example, you may expect between $33,000 and $35,000 per annum.

The typical activities for those with local and state government jobs may include assisting in the planning stages of projects, implementing council decisions and providing guidance and support to the local Cabinet or committees.

Depending on your level within the government, employees with Australian public service jobs may also be included in arranging meetings, researching information for reports and meeting with other members of council departments. You may also be conferring with external agencies and others in the private sector, including local organisations and contractors.


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Derwent Estuary Program Partnership Extended

The Tasmanian Government has extended an agreement with local government and industry partners to restore, promote and protect the Derwent Estuary.

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ALGA welcomes debate on natural disaster funding

The Australian Local Government Association says the release of the Productivity Commission's draft report on Natural Disaster Funding provides an ongoing focus and forum for discussion on the many significant issues surrounding such funding.

Fri, 26 Sep - Read more


Countering drive-in drive-out phenomenon in outer suburbs

The National Growth Areas Alliance has backed a call by Federal Labor frontbencher and former Local Government Minister, Anthony Albanese, to tackle what he calls the drive-in drive-out phenomenon in Australia’s outer growth suburbs.

Fri, 26 Sep - Read more


Improving pedestrian safety in Sydney CBD

The City of Sydney is rolling out a new 40km/h speed limit zone in central Sydney to improve pedestrian safety.

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