Working for Council

Western Downs Regional Council’s goal is to strengthen its position as a people orientated employer of choice where staff are developed, valued and involved. Council is committed to organisational excellence and the guiding principles expressed in the Corporate Plan. As a team we will work together to achieve:

  • Quality outcomes for our communities
  • An inclusive team culture
  • Pride in our organisation
  • Continuous improvement

Council promotes fun in the workplace, work life family balance initiatives and the health and well being of all staff as shown in the great working conditions and benefits detailed below.

Council is an Equal Opportunity employer and aims to gain a workforce more representative of the wider community.
When asked what do they like most about being part of Western Downs Regional Council, staff said:
“It feels like family”
“A great place to work”
“The people I work with”
“Great team to work for”
“Good management/people”
“I enjoy the happy fun environment”

Excellent Working Conditions and Other Benefits

Other benefits you will enjoy as a Western Downs Regional Council employee are flexible working conditions including variable working hours which assists in finding the balance between work, family and life.

Generous Leave Provisions

  • Four (4) weeks paid annual leave per annum with 17.5% loading
  • Sick Leave
  • Long Service Leave
  • Maternity Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Other leave benefits such as family and bereavement leave


  • Up to 12% employer superannuation contribution through LG Super who offer a choice of superannuation options
  • Ability to implement personal salary sacrificing arrangements
  • Financial planning through LG Super
  • Generous study assistance scheme to support staff’s continued education.
  • Regular training and development opportunities
  • Reimbursement of some professional registration fees
  • Customer Service Centres in five (5) locations across the region
  • An Employee Assistance Program which provides counselors to support professional and personal needs
  • An active social club where you can meet and socialise with workmates in an informal environment