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Wollongong City Council offers not only jobs but careers. If you are looking for a career with a variety of opportunities, the chance to make a difference and add value to the community, we have a lot to offer!​ ​


Flexible Work Practices

We believe that an employee’s personal and professional life should be well balanced. We encourage employees to have interests and mo​tivations outside work and offer flexible working conditions such as part time work, nine day fortnight for outdoor staff and flex time for salaried employees.

Wellness Program

Our most important asset is our employees! We therefore encourage our employees to participate in programs that improve their wellbeing and boosts productivity. Popular programs include yoga, fitness classes, subsidised gym membership and health eating programs.​

Professional Development

We are a learning organisation and encourage employees to undertake professional and personal development. In addition to a diverse range of training courses and con​ferences, we also support our employees through study leave and financial assistance.

Employee Assistance

Our Employee Assistance Program provides counselling and support to all employees and their immediate family members. The service is free and confidential and available to discuss both work and personal issues.​

Meaningful Work

At Wollongong City Council all our employees add value; contributing to make our city a vibrant, engaging and connected place that our community and visitors can be proud of and enjoy.  Our values, vision and goals all link to Wollongong 2028 – our community strategic plan that identifies where the community want to be in the future. It outlines the community’s priorities and aspirations and how these will be achieved.  Collectively we are able to respond to emerging challenges and opportunities. 

Sustainable Focus

We want to ensure that as Wollongong grows, our unique natural areas are protected and our community’s quality of life improves. We are actively working to reduce the environmental impact of Council’s operations by reducing our resource consumption, waste generation and our greenhouse gas emissions.We are very excited to achieve a‘5 Star Green Star’ performance rating for our Administration Building, which has been assessed against best practice benchmarks for energy, water and resource efficiency and broader environmental sustainability.  This achievement represents ‘Australian Excellence’ in building performance and is the highest rating in Australia to date. It also demonstrates our visionary leadership and commitment to protect our environment.

We also strive to educate and assist the community to reduce their impact on the environment and take positive action.  We provide a diverse range of workshops, events and educational programs from backyard chook keeping through to bushwalks and educational activities.

Conditions of Employment

Wollongong City Council offers generous conditions of employment including competitive remuneration packages, 5 weeks annual leave, paid parental leave, and generous training and development programs.

For more information refer to the Wollongong City Council Enterprise Agreement.

Employment Equity + Diversity

We are committed to providing a working environment that reflects the diverse community we serve.

We have developed and implemented an Employment Equity and Diversity program that incorporates the principles of diversity, respect, equity and merit.  

We encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates and welcome applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from diverse cultures and people with a disability.

For more information please read our Workforce Diversity Policy and Workforce Diversity Plan, and our Aboriginal Employment Strategy​.

50:50 Vision Councils for Gender Equity

​The 50:50 Vision – Councils for Gender Equity Program is designed to encourage councils to identify gender equity issues and work towards achieving gender equity within their organisations and among elected representatives.
The 50:50 Vision aims to increase the participation of women in local government at both senior management and elected representative levels through an accreditation program.  There is a hierarchy of accreditation levels ranging from bronze to gold.
Wollongong City Council has been awarded the Silver Award for our ongoing commitment to gender equity in local government.
You can read more about the Awards on the 50:50 Vision website.

Work Health + Safety

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all persons including our employees, contractors, volunteers and visitors.

It is paramount that all levels of management and employees recognise the importance of developing and maintaining health and safe working conditions in all Council workplaces.  To enable this to be achieved our Work Health and Safety policies, procedures, practices and systems comply with all relevant acts and regulations.  They are continually monitored and reviewed to ensure ongoing improvement aimed at elimination of work related illness and injury.

For more information please read our Workplace Health and ​Safety (WHS) policy.

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