From students thinking about what to do next to those looking for a new direction, working for your local council can be exciting and rewarding.
The kinds of jobs available in local government are varied and suit a wide variety of skills and qualifications. The scale and diversity of local government means there are many different career paths.
As of March 2021, there were more than 189,000 people employed in 394 different occupations across Australia. Roles include cooks, waste management officers, child care workers, surveyors, horticulturists, environmental planning officers, civil engineers, parking officers, rangers, town planners, and road workers - just to name a few!
Many councils offer attractive benefits, including paid parental leave, family leave, flexible hours, job-share or part-time arrangements, and breast-feeding friendly workplaces.
The Careers at Council website makes it easy to find out how local government functions and what areas might suit your skills best, so take a look around. Your new career could be just a few clicks away.