Work with us

Shoalhaven City Council offers an ideal opportunity to combine a professional challenge with a relaxed coastal lifestyle. Our people do some extraordinary work day-to-day.

Located on the beautiful NSW south coast, two (2) hours south of Sydney and one (1) hour south of Wollongong, Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation.

We employ over 1300 permanent and temporary employees in a broad range of roles in diverse services and facilities. Grow your career and do meaningful work in the Shoalhaven community.

Our core values

Respect, Integrity, Adaptability and Collaboration

  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we assess all applications on their merit
  • We are committed to employing staff who behave and act in accordance with our values, and best meet the position criteria

Equal Employment Opportunity Management Plan 2022-25

Shoalhaven City Council is committed to providing an inclusive workplace culture that values the diversity of our local community and one that is responsive to their needs. We will achieve this by having a workplace culture which provides equity of access to employment opportunity to improve the diversity of Councils workforce.

Council aims to create a diverse and skilled workforce that will have the capabilities to deliver quality services to our community and to build on what has already been accomplished.

Equal Employment Opportunity Management Plan 2022-25

We offer

Shoalhaven City Council offers training and development opportunities, supports employee's wellbeing, and provides flexible working hours to meet lifestyle, personal and family needs.

Our range of benefits and support services include:

  • 4 weeks annual leave
  • 15 days sick leave per year
  • Long service leave after 5 years
  • 9-day fortnight for outdoor staff
  • Access to variable working hours for indoor staff
  • Carers leave
  • Health and wellbeing leave
  • Parental leave options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Fitness passport
  • Novated lease arrangements
  • Discounted private health insurance
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)

*Conditions apply as per the Local Government State award, and Council policies

Current Vacancies

This is an exciting time as we expand our initiatives on sustainability, protecting our environment, economic growth and development, and community leadership to create a vibrant future.

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