Benefits of Working with Council

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Western Downs Regional Council cares about its people and their safety, is future focused and strives to make a real difference to our community. Our values are:
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Respect
  • Balance
  • Team Work
  • Accountability

Work/Life Balance 

  • Generous leave, flexible working arrangements, nine day fortnight or 19 day 4 week cycle depending on the position.

Financial Benefits 

  • Competitive remuneration packages including attractive salary, superannuation and employee benefits.

  • Allowances including Locality and Tool Allowance, may be applicable depending on the position.

  • Generous superannuation scheme. 

  • Corporate Private Health Plans.

  • Relocation assistance may also be available for successful candidates for some positions.  

  • Provided uniforms or generous uniform subsidies. 

  • Salary Packaging available – motor vehicles, superannuation, remote area housing (rent), fuel, gas and electricity.

Health & Wellbeing 

  • Health & Wellbeing Programs including flu vaccinations, skin checks and discounted health and fitness centre memberships. 

  • Employee Assistance Program – counselling services for all staff and their immediate family. 

  • Mental Health Support - provides assistance with improving your mental wellbeing. 

  • Active social clubs. 

  • Ease of living – free car parking and relaxed regional living. Find out more about our great region here.

Career Progression / Development

  • Learning and Development opportunities including on-the-job corporate, compliance or technical training. 

  • Grow@Work program - learn skills in other work areas.

  • Verification Of Competency (VOC) - onsite plant and equipment training. 

Study Assistance Programs

Council aims to provide all staff with the opportunity to pursue higher learning and career development opportunities through various levels of financial assistance and study leave.

Western Downs Regional Council levels of assistance are:

Category 1 - up to 100% reimbursement for tuition fees and compulsory text books

A course undertaken as a condition of the officer’s employment.

Category 2 - up to 75% reimbursement for tuition fees and compulsory text books

A course which is directly relevant to the officer’s area of work and the skills or qualifications deemed by the Chief Executive Officer and the Director as being appropriate to that area of work.

Category 3 - up to 50% reimbursement for tuition fees and compulsory text books

A course demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Council to be directly relevant to local government. The content of such course shall have specific application to functions and processes carried out by Local Authorities.

Developing staff benefits Council by increasing staff skills and staff retention, but it also provides professional development for staff, increasing future career opportunities.


Benefits are subject to your position with Council and individual terms and conditions. 


Click the link below to view the latest career opportunities with Council: 

Current Vacancies