Benefits of working for Council

Council recognises that it is important for employees to be satisfied in their roles, to balance work and life demands and to deliver quality services to the community.

Annual leave loading

Employees (excluding casual staff) are entitled to four weeks annual leave for each completed year of service, pro-rata for part-time employees. This leave is subject to leave loading of 17.5%.

Paid maternity leave and paternity leave

Employees (excluding casuals) with 12 months continuous service may access paid maternity leave for the birth or adoption of a child.

Employees (excluding casuals) with 12 months continuous service are entitled to access two weeks paid secondary carer leave at the time of birth or adoption of a child.

Flexible work arrangements

Providing employees with a variety of flexible work options contributes to building a positive, healthy and productive work environment and supports them in achieving a work/life balance.

Flexible work arrangements may include:

  • a 9 day fortnight
  • flexible start and finish times
  • flexible rostering or scheduling
  • flexible leave arrangements
  • part-time work and job share arrangements
  • rostered days off
  • 19 day months
  • compressed working weeks
  • TOIL or banked time

Study assistance

Council will support employees who undertake studies, through assistance in the form of paid leave and/or reimbursement of fees, which are relevant to their professional development and of value to Council.

Additional sick leave for significant illnesses

Employees with a minimum of 2 years continuous service who have a significant illness or injury may be entitled to access up to an additional 54 days sick leave in any one year. This is subject to conditions.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program provides professional counselling and referral services for employee personal or work-related problems.

Working for Council