Work With Us

Because Local Government serves every city and town throughout Australia, by choosing a career in this sector, you will have the potential to live and work wherever you choose,  whether that might be closer to family, situated in the bush,  working in a city or in a coastal location – Local Government careers provide so many options.

The scale and diversity of the work Local Government is required to deliver means that there are many different career pathways available within the organisation. Local Government's primary role is to serve its community, and to be able to achieve this, Local Government requires a diverse and multi-skilled workforce, who are resourceful and committed.

The Careers at Council website is an excellent resource for you to gain a great understanding about unique and diverse employment opportunities available within Local Government.

Ballina Shire Council is a progressive and innovative organisation embracing new ideas with a culture of continuous improvement. Our success is built by our team and our core values. Our values guide the work we do, the choices we make and how we interact with each other and the community.

We understand the skills and attributes that veterans can bring to our workplace and we encourage applications from veterans, first nations peoples, people with disability and those for who English is a Second Language.

Join our team where you can benefit from our positive and creative work environment which supports your professional development and prioritises your health, and safety.

We value our employees and provide a range of benefits including:

Flexible work and leave arrangements

  • flexible work arrangements (including remote working) for eligible roles
  • rostered-day-off for most full-time staff
  • parental leave (paid and unpaid)
  • health and wellbeing leave
  • family and domestic violence leave
  • long service leave after 5 years

Learning and development opportunities

  • wide range of career opportunities
  • job rotations and secondments
  • peer support and workplace mentoring
  • conferences and workshops
  • training and study assistance
  • interdepartmental projects and working groups
  • annual career aspiration discussion

Rewards and recognition scheme

  • monthly you've been noticed awards
  • bi-annual team innovation awards

Other benefits

  • Fitness Passport membership
  • active social club
  • employee assistance counselling program
  • salary packaging for vehicles
  • supportive team environment with a positive culture
  • regular staff BBQs.

Veterans Recruitment

At Ballina Shire Council we recognise the unique skills and attributes demonstrated by service personnel in their service to our country. These same skills and attributes are valued by Council in serving our local community.

We strongly encourage ex-service personnel to look at the many and varied opportunities available not only at Ballina Shire Council but within Local Government more broadly.

We appreciate that applying for roles outside of defence can be daunting. If you are unsure of where to start, or would like some support with the application process, please contact us at

Visit the Careers at Council website for more opportunities for veterans.

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Employment opportunities with Ballina Shire Council

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What We Stand For

Our values are at the core of our organisation's culture

Diversity and Inclusion

Learn about our commitment to promoting Equal Employment Opportunities

Trainees and Apprentices

Join our traineeship and apprenticeship program

Volunteer With Us

How to apply for volunteer opportunities and work experience

Connect with us

Postal Address

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

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40 Cherry Street
Ballina NSW 2478


Opening Hours

8:15am - 4:30pm

Monday to Friday