Positions Vacant

To find out more about a position with Ballina Shire Council, please click on any of the positions below to see position description and advice on how to apply using our online application process.

Take a look inside our recruitment process

Written Application

Applications for positions vacant must be made online by selecting the position. You are able to work on your application and save it as you go, provided it is finalised and submitted prior to the closing date.

Applicants must submit written responses to address the selection criteria for the position. These can be found in the position description in the above links. In addition, a resume will need to be provided with the following details included:

  • Relevant education and qualifications (interviewed candidates will need to produce original qualifications at time of interview)
  • Relevant work experience
  • Contact details of at least two professional referees, including your current employer.

We assess your knowledge, competence, skills and personal attributes against the demands of the job and Council’s culture.


  • Shortlisting takes at least 15 working days, depending on the number of applications received.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified by email and text message and invited to an interview.
  • If you’re not shortlisted for interview you will be informed by email within approximately four weeks of the closing date.


  • There are usually three people on the interview panel including a People and Culture representative.
  • This is your chance to tell us about your skills, experience and interest in the position.
  • You are able to bring notes with you to refer to during the interview.
  • You are encouraged to ask any questions you may have.

Unsolicited applications

We do not accept unsolicited applications.

Only applications that directly relate to a position advertised above can be accepted for consideration for that role.

If you are interested in working for Ballina Shire Council, you are encouraged to subscribe to job alerts, regularly review this webpage and follow the application advice for the position being advertised. 

Labour Hire Employment

Should you be interested in casual labour hire engagement with Council, please register your interest with one of the following agencies:

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The General Manager
Ballina Shire Council
PO Box 450
Ballina NSW 2478

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