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Local government careers

With 79 councils across Victoria, local government is one of the biggest and most diverse sectors to work in. If you're passionate about your community, a job in local government offers you the opportunity to help shape its future.

Local government employs people with diverse skills. The sector employs staff in the areas of health and community care, corporate and business support, engineering, planning and community development, and environment and emergency management.

Local government offers you the opportunity to:

  • work directly with the community
  • complete a diverse range of tasks
  • be involved in on-going learning and development
  • negotiate flexible working arrangements
  • take part in employee health and recreation programs
  • undertake further study.

Aboriginal employment in local government

We are keen to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to work in Victorian local government. Find employment vacancies for Aboriginal people.

To read more about this initiative, visit the Aboriginal employment project page.

Maternal & child health nursing careers

Local government employs maternal and child health (MCH) nurses. These vacancies and scholarship opportunities are advertised on council websites.

Council job vacancies

View each council's current job vacancies.

​Local government job vacancies
​A – F ​​G – L
Alpine Shire Council Gannawarra Shire Council
Ararat Rural City Council Glen Eira City Council
Ballarat City Council Glenelg Shire Council
Banyule City Council Golden Plains Shire Council
Bass Coast Shire Council Greater Bendigo City Council
Baw Baw Shire Council ​Greater Dandenong City Council
Bayside City Council Greater Geelong City Council
Benalla City Council Greater Shepparton City Council
Boroondara City Council Hepburn Shire Council
Brimbank City Council Hindmarsh Shire Council
​Buloke Shire Council Hobsons Bay City Council
Campaspe Shire Council Horsham Rural City Council
​Cardinia Shire Council Hume City Council
Casey City Council Indigo Shire Council
Central Goldfields Shire Council Kingston City Council
​Colac Otway Shire Council Knox City Council
Corangamite Shire Council Latrobe City Council
Darebin City Council Loddon Shire Council
East Gippsland Shire Council
Frankston City Council
​M ​– P ​​Q – Z
Macedon Ranges Shire Council Queenscliffe Borough Council
Manningham City Council ​​​South Gippsland Shire Council
Mansfield Shire Council Southern Grampians Shire Council
Maribyrnong City Council ​​Stonnington City Council
Maroondah City Council Strathbogie Shire Council
Melbourne City Council ​Surf Coast Shire Council
​​Melton City Council Swan Hill Rural City Council
Mildura Rural City Council ​Towong Shire Council
​​​Mitchell Shire Council Wangaratta Rural City Council
​​Moira Shire Council ​Warrnambool City Council
​Monash City Council Wellington Shire Council
Moonee Valley City Council West Wimmera Shire Council
Moorabool Shire Council Whitehorse City Council
Moreland City Council ​Whittlesea City Council
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Wodonga City Council
​​​​Mount Alexander Shire Council ​Wyndham City Council
Moyne Shire Council Yarra City Council
Murrindindi Shire Council Yarra Ranges Shire Council
Nillumbik Shire Council Yarriambiack Shire Council
Northern Grampians Shire Council
​​Port Philip City Council
Pyrenees Shire Council

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