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About the Organisation : Roper Gulf Regional Council provides a range of services including Council Administration, Waste Management, Municipal Services, Sport & Recreation, Aged Care, Youth Services and Juvenile Diversion, Libraries, Tenancy Management, Civil Works and many more to the surrounding communities within its Local Government area. The Roper...

Employment Status: Permanent Full Time Salary: $73K-$77K plus super Location: Gladstone Gladstone Regional Council currently has an opportunity for a permanent full time Environmental Health Officer to join the Regulatory Services division. The ideal candidate will be degree qualified in Environmental Health or other related science discipline, with...

Reference No. 38.01159 Bathurst Regional Council is looking for a Trainee Health & Building Surveyor to join its Environmental, Planning & Building Services Department. The position will involve assessment and inspection of buildings for compliance with relevant codes and policies and provision of advice to customers on building related...

Hurstville City Council is currently seeking an experienced, dynamic and customer focused professional to carry out the responsibilities of the Events and Protocol Officer. Reporting to the Manager Public Relations and Events, you will be responsible for ensuring that Council can effectively and efficiently execute Council civic functions, including receptions,...

RE-ADVERTISED POSITION - PREVIOUS APPLICANTS ARE STILL BEING CONSIDERED Salary Grade: S10-S11 ($1,453.02 to $1,549.64 per 35 hour week) – Salary Negotiable The Hills Shire Council has a pivotal role as a Senior Executive Services Officer in the Executive Services Team. If you are an experienced Local Government professional who is capable of...

Leaseback Vehicle Vacancy No. ES-1504 Penrith is a dynamic Regional City offering engineering professionals a variety of challenges and exposure to a diverse range of experiences and opportunities for professional growth. Penrith City will need to accommodate 25,000 new dwellings and 40,000 new jobs within the next 25 years to meet the needs of its...

Diverse, dynamic and progressive, Blacktown City Council is committed to the provision of exceptional and responsive services to its community in line with their vision for the City. About Blacktown City Blacktown City is located in the heart of the Greater Sydney area and has: The largest local government population in NSW of over 325,000...

Contribute to the quality standards of Sewage Plant discharge Great team environment Permanent full time role, 38 hours per week Your passion for driving operational excellence and providing high quality services will see you thriving within our professional sewage treatment team. This role will see you using your time...

  • Regional NSW
  • Fri 28 Nov

Reference No. 3544 Continuing, Full-time $50,211 to $60,755 (GJ03) Location, Bentley Utilise your security services experience and advanced customer service and communication skills to maximise campus safety for a diverse community. As Campus Patrol Officer, your job is to provide timely and quality advice, guidance,...

C irca $90K Do you have proven knowledge of stores management and stock inventory controls? If the answer is yes, Maranoa Regional Council is keen to hear from you. The position offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic business environment, assisting customers and stakeholders within Council and the broader community. Do you have...


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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ALGA President meets leading Federal Ministers

New President of the Australian Local Government Association, Troy Pickard, has met with a number of Federal Government ministers to outline the ALGA's priorities for the next two years.

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New General Manager for City of Ryde

A woman with many years experience in senior local and state government positions is the new General Manager of the City of Ryde on Sydney’s lower north shore. Gail Connolly will begin ...

Thu, 27 Nov - Read more


City of Perth Office achieves waterwise excellence

The City of Perth’s headquarters, Council House, is one of seven office towers in the WA capital to achieve waterwise status as part of Perth’s new Waterwise Office Program.

Thu, 27 Nov - Read more


WA planning reforms years in the making – WALGA

The Western Australian Local Government Association says it has been advocating, for several years, many of the proposed changes announced to the state’s local planning scheme regulations.

Fri, 21 Nov - Read more


Melbourne tests new model for renewable energy

The City of Melbourne has established a group of large energy users which has signalled an interest in testing a new approach to drive investment in renewable energy.

Wed, 19 Nov - Read more



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