Working with us

 We know that our best investment in the community is in our people, and that’s why we’re committed to providing you with development opportunities and plenty of room for growth.

We offer an exciting workplace with new state-of-the-art office facilities in Moama and flexible office arrangements in our other riverside locations.

With growing teams and opportunities for career progression, you’ll be developing your career with other people who are passionate about making a difference in the local community. And as one of largest growing regional councils in NSW, there’s plenty of exiting things happening across the area… and we’d love you to be a part of it!

Find out the benefits we can offer you below:

Your lifestyle

Flexible working arrangements

Council has a range of generous flexible work arrangements available for staff where practical, including part-time work arrangements, job-share arrangements and variations to ordinary hours.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to working with staff to help you better balance your work and life priorities.

Nine-day fortnight

All full-time staff have the opportunity to work a nine-day fortnight.

Annual leave

Four weeks of paid annual leave per year, with pro-rata available for part-time employees.

Long service leave

This is payable after five years of service in NSW Local Government.

Paid parental leave

Options available to suit different needs include paid leave from Council and the government funded maternity leave scheme.

Purchased leave

You can choose to purchase additional leave for a 12 month period.

Employee assistance program

We offer a confidential employee assistance program free to you and your immediate family for times when you need to speak to an independent person about work or other matters.

Your benefits

Annual salary increases

We provide annual salary increases, effective from 1 July each year. The percentage increase is determined by the Local Government (State) Award.


All permanent employees are entitled to nominate their own super fund or join the Local Government Superannuation Scheme. You also have the option to salary sacrifice part of your salary into your superannuation.

Salary packaging

You can make arrangements to salary sacrifice your pay. This can be done for a range of benefits, such as motor vehicles.

Salary benchmarking

We regularly compare our pay rates with those of other councils and employers to make sure our salaries are fair and competitive.

Attraction and retention

Specific incentives are used where we need to attract and retain key staff or where it is difficult to recruit to critical positions.

Ongoing feedback

Your annual review is your opportunity to reflect and receive formal feedback on the work you have done over the last 12 months. This process ensures all employees are provided a platform to identify skills they have newly acquired or brought to the position and is a forum to raise issues, career goals and development opportunities.

Work, health and safety

We maintain a strong focus on the health and safety of all our employees delivering ongoing, targeted training for all employees

Your Future

We are committed to developing a multi-skilled and flexible workplace where employees are provided professional development, career progression and training opportunities related to their current role, as well as future aspirations.

We undertake annual performance appraisals which assist in identifying development opportunities and career paths for our employees.